The end of October is Midterm crunch time for most colleges for college freshmen. It’s often the first time they’ve had their performance measured at college – and the aftershocks can be devastating for ADHD students. It can be a time where students feel so overwhelmed they start thinking about dropping out.
College transition and ADHD
College transition is a critical milestone for many students with ADHD. If you are a student living away from home for the first time there are a lot of new skills to learn. It’s often the first time you have figure out how to manage your time on your own – with no parent standing over your shoulder to remind you (nag you!) about your assignments. It is also the first time you have just a few key milestones – such as midterms, finals and term papers – to measure if you are mastering your class content.
If you been experiencing all of the perks of college, but haven’t been mastering its responsibilities, you can get a sinking feeling when those midterm grades come in. After all, the December holidays will roll around before you know it and your parents are going to be disappointed and worried about your performance if you don’t get into gear.
An ADHD Coach can turn midterm disaster into a learning opportunity
If you find yourself struggling to get all the reading done, cramming for exams or pulling all-nighters still not getting your papers in on time, it may be time to get proactive and get an ADHD coach. An ADHD coach can help you balance your new-found freedoms with the responsibilities of college academic life.
Studies show that successful students usually have four qualities that help them achieve their goals:
1. Sticking with things even when the going gets tough (a.k.a. perseverance),
2. Ability to delay gratification and focus on the big picture,
3. Time management and organizational skills, and
4. Striking the right balance between fun and work.
An ADHD coach can help you strengthen those traits in yourself. They can also help you be accountable, study smarter not harder, assess and prioritize your time and stick to your plan!
Get started with an ADHD coach today!
If it’s time for you to get proactive about your school work and learn some new skills that will make your next midterms far less stressful, check out our free publication, ADHD and College Success: Everything you need to know about ADHD, college, and living your dreams!
You don’t have to repeat midterm blues when finals roll around. What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and you can begin talking to a coach within days… plenty of time to get things headed in the right direction before having to face the music when the term ends!