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Too Much Time doing Homework

Sat, Nov 12th 2011

Hi,

I have always had a very hard time trying to concentrate on doing my homework. It takes me about 6 hours to do something that should take just 1 (not even exaggerating). I get great marks in all my classes, I can zoom through math problems super quick, but when I have to write an essay or give complete answers for questions, it takes me way longer than it should. For answering questions in science, I have to read the question over and over again until I can be sure I haven't missed anything. I feel that my work has to be perfect or else it's just not good enough. I put more pressure on myself than anyone else does. I have always struggled with spelling but I have never been diagnosed with a learning disability. I also suffer from anxiety (again I haven't been diagnosed with anything). Is it possible that I might have a learning disability? Maybe it's related to the anxiety? Is there anything I can do to help focus and get my work done quicker?

Thanks, Cal

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