Reading-What Role It Plays in Your Life

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•What role does reading play in your life?
•What is your attitude toward memory and learning?
•To what extent has preparing for tests, test anxiety, attitude, and motivation affected your academic studies? Reading doesn’t play a big role in my life. I guess after thinking about it a little further, it has to play a big role in your everyday life by reading newspapers, magazines, my childrens’ schoolwork , my schoolwork and so on. I do not read as a hobby, though, I wish I could or actually, WOULD! My attention deficit disorder prevents me from doing so. I try so hard, but my mind is in a thousand other places. I hate to say it but I do not have a good attitude towards memory and learning. It is getting better after learning some of the techniques in this class though. Preparing for tests along with test anxiety has always affected my studies and my attitude towards them as well. I never wanted to read anything. I surely never studied properly. I would always get nervous when the teacher would mention the word “test”. Even if I was confident in the subject and would get good grades on all of my daily work, when the day of the test came around, I would get clammy and get the sweats. It was as if I didn’t know I thing about the subject and would fail the exam. I have wanted to go to college for the last 2 years and would remember what I went through in high school and say “forget it”! So I finally got the nerve to apply last month and here I am! Before reading the text book “ The Confident Student” I truly lacked motivation. As I learn different ways to prepare and study, I definitely am more motivated to do better than just getting by!
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