I am doing well on my lecture tests because they are scantron. I can mostly remember what things look like and can pick the right answer, however, when I have to fill in the blank - my brain goes blank and I don't remember. I tend to visualize what the answer looks like and how to spell it (we must use proper spelling
for everything right now or its considered wrong).
I have severe migraines and sometimes I think that either my medicine, prodrome / postdrome or diet mess with my brain - but I refuse to use any of that as an excuse. No one is going to give me an IEP job so I'm not going to ask for special accommodations now. Some days are better than others, which is why I think its related to other stuff going on in my brain. It seems to affect my short term memory the most. So I study every day in order to try to use repetition to cement things in my brain and not just cram at the last moment (although scanning notes prior to walking in the door does sometimes help bring words to mind). I write note cards multiple times in different orders and I have a tiny notebook I carry with me to read when I have idle time and can't pull out my phone to study.
I can remember looking at words on a page, in my notes, on the power point and I can tell you where they are, but I can't recall what they say - its like a faulty photographic memory where the important part is blurred out. I think that I know what I'm doing until I get to lab and have to write everything out and I can't. Maybe its more about stress than anything else?
Does anyone have recommendations or techniques that I can try? I have a test every Monday for the next 5 weeks (16 week semester shoved into 6 weeks) and I'm not feeling as confident as I would like.
I appreciate any words of wisdom you can throw my way!! Thanks!!