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    Is getting a 2.1 degree when facing the challenges of Aspergers Syndrome a good achievement. My Uni is in the top 5 for my subject (which is a humanities one)
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    How does Asperger's syndrome affect someone academically? This isn't meant to be rude/critical/sarcastic, genuinely want to know (excuse my ignorance).
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    Getting a 2:1 is good regardless.
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    (Original post by Mesopotamian.)
    How does Asperger's syndrome affect someone academically? This isn't meant to be rude/critical/sarcastic, genuinely want to know (excuse my ignorance).
    It affects me personally in quite a few ways.

    Academic perfectionism/procrastination, a fear of seminars and approaching tutors are just some.

    But also, being away from home and having to take care of myself (e.g. washing clothes, managing a budget, (attempting to) living independently) are also quite difficult and time consuming which can take time away from studies.

    Then there is the chronic social anxiety and worrying too much about just about everything, alongside what can be quite persistant depression. Living in an environment where everyone seems to make lots of friends and integrate, whereas my limited social abilities often leave me struggling causes this.
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    Yes! 2:1 would be a great grade for any neurotypical student too People seem to start university with the assumption they'll work really hard and get a first, when realistically you've got to be pretty intelligent to get a 2:1 too.
 
 
 

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