Office of Student Accommodations - Lake Land College
Lake Land College - Disability Services

Student Accommodations

Classroom Strategies
Memory Problems
Difficulty remembering information
Possible Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Emotional Impairments
  • Health Impairments
Observable Behavior
  • confused by oral directions, asks for repetition or watches other students
  • rote memorization is a problem (i.e., poetry, periodic table, etc.)
  • trouble recalling previous material to relate to new material being presented
  • when problem is short term memory, has great trouble taking notes from professor who speaks rapidly and in lengthy sentences
  • does better on frequent short quizzes than on mid-term and final
  • may have trouble with multiple choice tests
What to do
  • ask for help or watch closely
  • use mnemonic and other remembering devices
  • re-read notes before next class
  • let the professor know when difficulty occurs
  • study alone as well as with others
  • use an electronic organizer
For additional information please contact the Counselor/Coordinator of Student Accommodations at 217/234-5259 or email Jordan Hicks at

Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
(217) 234-LAKE

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