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    I'm in my final year of University and the dreaded Dissertation has reared its head. I'm not that worried about it, as I've been meeting with a woman who helps me structure writing and helps me with reading techniques as I was diagnosed as being dyslexic in first year. However, the biggest concern for me is that reading is my biggest struggle. It's slow, immensely hardwork and leaves me exhausted. I've never managed to read a lot for my subjects and honestly get by doing it my own way and in discussions just picking up on what we're talking about. But where in the past I literally find books with key word and literally find key words in the text to quote, I feel that for a good dissertation I need to read all of the information out there, to get a good grasp for the information available and the arguments and messages conveyed. With a study technique of taking main notes as I study in a table in a word document with other titles such as reliability, author, dates, time line, key quotes etc I've managed to read more than ever before. I read a 28 page article and I'm on page 8 of another 12 page one. This is a huge achievement for me. However, it's taken me several days to manage it. I also suffer from visual dyslexia, with words disappearing and blurring on the page. It can make me feel dizzy as well as simply forgetting everything I read regardless of reading it several times. I do however have special green/blue glasses catered to me which makes this a lot more bearable.

    So my main worry is: I can manage to read but I am incredibly slow and become exhausted quickly. Any advice or tips?
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    (Original post by Otaku-11)
    I'm in my final year of University and the dreaded Dissertation has reared its head. I'm not that worried about it, as I've been meeting with a woman who helps me structure writing and helps me with reading techniques as I was diagnosed as being dyslexic in first year. However, the biggest concern for me is that reading is my biggest struggle. It's slow, immensely hardwork and leaves me exhausted. I've never managed to read a lot for my subjects and honestly get by doing it my own way and in discussions just picking up on what we're talking about. But where in the past I literally find books with key word and literally find key words in the text to quote, I feel that for a good dissertation I need to read all of the information out there, to get a good grasp for the information available and the arguments and messages conveyed. With a study technique of taking main notes as I study in a table in a word document with other titles such as reliability, author, dates, time line, key quotes etc I've managed to read more than ever before. I read a 28 page article and I'm on page 8 of another 12 page one. This is a huge achievement for me. However, it's taken me several days to manage it. I also suffer from visual dyslexia, with words disappearing and blurring on the page. It can make me feel dizzy as well as simply forgetting everything I read regardless of reading it several times. I do however have special green/blue glasses catered to me which makes this a lot more bearable.

    So my main worry is: I can manage to read but I am incredibly slow and become exhausted quickly. Any advice or tips?
    Whilst I can't see anyway round reading, I can think of a few tips (apologies if you've already been doing some of this)
    1) Books: always use the index, never read the whole thing
    2) articles- can you skim read? You shouldn't need to painstaikenly read every word of a 28 page article
    3) if its an online article copy and paste is your friend for key points
    3) give yourself plenty of time to read
    4) related to 3- sounds like you have a good case for an extension on the dissertation so I would look into that
    5) you don't need to remember what you've read if you are making notes
 
 
 
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