Study Question

  1. Hello Everyone,

    Does anyone know of a good website that I could go to? I need to work on my concentration, comphrehension and study skills. I easliy get distracted when I am trying to study. I think that I could comprehend better if I could concentrate more. I am thinking about taking medication to help me with this problem and I am also looking for some feedback to find out exactly what type of learner I am. I would appreciate any and all replies.

    Carmen
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   iliel
    That's a great question! I know what you mean by easily distracted. If you hear of any web site, let me know!
  4. by   FutureRNMichael
    Great question... Curious about this myself. I plan on talking with my MD about possible solutions to this problem. Most tell me I don't have a problem though.
  5. by   passing thru
    If you need medication, try it. I have heard a lot of moms say their OCD kids and teenagers turned into real scholars once
    they got on the medication.
    It settled them down enough that they could concentrate.
    It relieves the anxiety and frees up the mind for logical
    thinking.
    I
    would give it a try.
  6. by   happystudent
    oooH LET ME KNOW TOO! I have the same problem.....get distracted..cant concentrate........oh wait, maybe if i get the screamin' kid off my leg...........

    No seriously though.. that is a good question
  7. by   FutureRNMichael
    Originally posted by passing thru
    If you need medication, try it. I have heard a lot of moms say their OCD kids and teenagers turned into real scholars once
    they got on the medication.
    It settled them down enough that they could concentrate.
    It relieves the anxiety and frees up the mind for logical
    thinking.
    I
    would give it a try.
    Do you happen to know what type of medications/treatment is generally used for a young adult(19) with a low attention span?
  8. by   niteshiftnurse
    My doctor just put me on Ritalin. He says it might help with the short term memory loss caused by my MS
  9. by   purplemania
    Call an elementary school and ask for the counselor or resource teacher who tests kids for ADHD. Find out if there is a place you can be tested. Maybe you need to attend a learning center, like Sylvan, for a while, or hire a tutor. I would try other alternatives before medication. If you need medication, consider it a blessing that it is available.
  10. by   moonshadeau
    Rather than just going directly to meds, I suggest that you figure out what type of learner you are. Do you do best with reading, auditory or kinsthetic types of material. This link will give you a good idea of how you learn best.

    http://www.coco.cc.az.us/lec/learningstyles.htm

    When I was going thru nursing school, this was my problem. I tried to hard to get thru the assigned material by reading and listening in class. It bored me and often I couldn't finish, hence my grades severely suffered. It wasn't until my last semester that I found out that people were meeting early for study groups before tests. Once I began teaching/interacting about the material, it made much more sense and I did so much better on tests and in school.

    As for medication, you would be more likely to be put on an anti-depressant/anxiety med than you would for something like Ritalin. You will find many nurses/nursing students that took Paxil/Prozac which helped with concentration and anxiety.

    Just my opinion.
  11. by   PennyLane
    moonshadeau, that link is pretty interesting. It seems to have been right on the money with my learning style.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I like MOONSHADEAU's idea best.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Yes, moomshadeau's idea is a good one. Find out your learning style before resorting to meds.

    We just had a talk with our local high school athletes . .they've been taking over the counter pills with ephedra to increase their abilities. No one seems to want to do the hard physical work it takes to be a good athlete anymore . . just pop a pill and it magically happens. Even my daughter's softball team the other day was downing those caffeine laden drinks to get energy . . . . the coach and I came down pretty hard on them. They are only 12-13 years old and already looking for a "fix". Sad. . . .

    steph

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