FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Some of the factors contributing to learning difficulties are:
• low self-esteem
• lack of motivation
• poor study habits
• poor memory
• absence reward
• medicine and drugs
POOR STUDY HABITS
study habits involve both internal and external conditions. Internally,
your sense of how to manage your time or how to bear down and concentrate
may be poorly defined and difficult to put into action. This results
in an unnecessary drain on your energy and emotions. Often projects
or tests are left to the last minute which results in a traumatic,
self-punishing experience. The external factors of poor study habits
have to do with the physical location of your study area and your
association with it. Often there are external distractions to deal
with such as a loud stereo, radio, television, animals, spouse,
of us fall into this category in which we have difficulty retaining
and recalling information that we have just studied. We all have
three types of memory, which seem to represent three separate “compartments”
in our brains. The first of these, sensory memory, involves remembering
the way something looks, smells, or feels. The second is motor-skill
memory, which involves remembering how to perform a physical activity—skiing,
riding a bike, diving, or dancing. The third type includes words,
ideas, and concepts. It consists of everything you have ever thought,
heard, or read.
first two memory types are far more retentive than the type that
deals with words, ideas, or concepts—which is , of course,
the one which plays the most vital role in academic learning.
is difficult to think of doing anything voluntarily without anticipating
some kind of reward, however miniscule. If it seems like nothing
will be gained from learning, the task is made more difficult.
lengthy list of prescriptive drugs can inhibit your ability to learn.
The best ways to determine if medication is contributing to your
specific learning problem are to discuss the question with the prescribing
physician or ask your pharmacist to give you any available printed
literature from the manufacturer of the prescription.
is an invisible but powerful force, which can, if is extreme, seem
to erase volumes of material that your thought you had successfully
committed to memory.