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Date Posted:12:35:33 03/12/07 Mon
I am going to college this fall. I am smart but dyslexic, I still have to look up how to spell dyslexic when I write it. I am worried about the advanced math classes I am going to take and the fact that they are timed math tests! I was wondering if there was any way the college could make an exception and help me out.
I often check my work three times over, to make sure that I did not switch any of the numbers. For me math is easy to understand, but it is difficult to recall formulas. Reputition and writing things down is how I get by. Tests have always been a problem for me and even worse when they are timed.
Spelling has always been a problem for me, and I hated when I had to have my worked checked by a fellow class mates. It made me feel alienated. I decided not to use a spell checker when writing this message. I owe my ability to communicate to all those people I talked to in chatrooms who spent their time correcting me, and being able to use a word processor for spelling.
I had an eye doctor tell my parents and I that I am dyslexic. He was testing for different learning disabilities in his patience with sight problems. I have had glasses since I was two, and tend to believe that my dyslexia is related to my very poor sight at a young age.