There is also another reason for the improvement. I have learned that the reason I have always had such a difficult time staying focused was that I have ADHD. So, before this class began I got a prescription for the appropriate medication and it has made an incredible difference. I only mention this because if I had had access to this medication years ago, I would have been able to do much better the first time around and might perhaps have received an MLS degree in my thirties rather than certificate degrees in my fifties. So if any readers know of a young person who just can't seem to concentrate on their studies no matter how hard they try, please encourage their parents to get them evaluated for Attention Deficit Disorder. You just might spare them an enormous amount of frustration and discouragement.
Now that I've offered a little back ground, I'll try to spend more time soon on the "23 Things." For the moment however, I'll just say that I haven't had too much trouble setting this up. Its nice to have the chance to learn things like this at my own pace. I had a little trouble at first with my avatar because apparently one of the programs on the computer I was using at the time needed to be upgraded. Once I was able to get on my own system though, it was no problem. I guess this is enough for one entry. I still have a lot to learn about blogging and I also need to start the next "Thing." I hope I can keep up with this because I can see how useful it will be down the road. My class has to come first though and the next one starts on June 2nd. Information Literacy and Research Skills.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012