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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- I have a learning disability that makes my reading and
writing really slow. I often receive lower grades on my English and
History papers because I turn my work in late. On the other hand, I
usually get all A's in Math and Science. My combined SAT score is
1520; my GPA = 3.48. If I explain my LD in my college applications,
will the discrepancies hurt my chances of being accepted?
- Have you made your teachers and advisors aware of your learning
disability? If not, there is nothing you can do to change your
grades. However, with such a high composite SAT score, it seems
obvious that you have strengths not only in Math and Science, but in
language-based subjects as well. Perhaps you are eligible for
extended time in some of your subjects.
I urge you to have an educational evaluation done before you leave
for college so that you can get the accommodations you need there
even if you haven't been receiving them in high school.
If you have a problem with processing speed, you should not be
getting lower grades in History and English simply because it takes
you longer to complete a paper. You need an advocate (a guidance
counselor, LD specialist, or educational consultant) to help explain
this situation when you apply to college so that the schools can see
that you are capable of doing top level work across the board.
EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
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