Failed my last 2 theory exams


I'm a first semester nursing student at Sac City College (SCC) - Sutter extended. I've failed the last 2 of 8 theory exams. Passing grade is 75% and I've averaged 65% with the last 2 exams. I don't process information quickly and have a tough time reading the text. I also have a tough time absorbing information in lecture. I may have a learning disability (or it could be age related - in my 40s) but I won't know for sure until I complete the learning disabilities testing process (tests and counseling sessions) at SCC which takes about 3 months from testing date (I did the initial 3 hour test today). I've been studying about 35-40 hours a week besides labs and lectures. I go through the study guides and text and write down answers, notes, main points (study guides, powerpoints and textbook). I have a study group of 3 but the other two are either failing or barely passing. I'm not sure what to do at this point. If you have any suggestions, let me know. Also, any Sutter nursing students who has done well on the last 2 tests and would like to help me with this issue by letting me join your study group, this would be much appreciated. Again, just don't know what to do at this point so I'm throwing this out into the wind ....


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Adderall, study smarter, not harder. Also, I highly recommend you find a new study group.