ADHD and Studying

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    Katie Merten

    Have you heard of the Pomodoro method?  You should look into that.  It's very helpful.  And do not stress about Amber's proposed schedule--do what you can each day.  3 hours a day on top of having a full time job is TOUGH.  Try to do what you can...before work, your lunch break, after work.  It all adds up!  

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    Sally Nguyen

    I agree with Katie in trying the Pomodoro method. My partner has ADHD combined and he found the Pomodoro helpful for when he was studying for PcM. The way Pomodoro is set up helped him hyper-focused and he was able to get through all the dry reading materials. I think trying that will also help you get down the 3 hours or at least most of that time frame. Best of luck!

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    Mark Baker

    I feel your pain.  I have limited attention span.

    I totally agree with the comments about "study what you can when you are focused" and "dont feel bad about not sticking to someone else's schedule".

    Set a realistic goal for yourself and tell your friends you have the goal and check in with your goal periodically and see how you are doing. 

    My partner Ben used Active Recall, where he would just pull a subject from his stack of flashcards and think to himself about everything he knew about that subject - like stream of consciousness - and this feels less like studying and meanwhile helps to form neural pathways that establish connections between words and information - on your time.  while you are waiting in line for dinner, or walking down the street.  etc.

    Mark, Archizam - ARE 5.0 Practice Exams

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