cduval04 Posted October 3, 2011 Report Share Posted October 3, 2011 (edited) hello, I am a 25 yo female in my 7th year of college....(haha I know I'll graduate by the time I'm 30) and I havent taken a language since 2nd grade when I was traumatized by TQ2 the french robot...(still remember how to count to 10 in french though ) I needed a language requirement, my mom suggested latin since many english words come from latin and also since I am a very literal person (science, fact, numbers minded, IT major)......so I am at my college on full acedemic scholarship I dont pay a penny....I graduated from community college with my AS & a 3.92GPA...I got one B the whole 4 years I was at comm college...the rest were A's I am trying pretty hard at this class, we have a quiz every week, and so far we have had 3 and I have failed all of them miserably with a 47% a 15% (no not a typo) and a 48%. we have about 13 quizzes and they account for 30% of the grade. I thought that since I was doing fine on the HW that it was just test taking anxiety, so I took the third one after class in my profs office and still failed....the weird thing is most of the other students seem to be doing fine...(usually it is the other way around, I have been asked by profs to tutor students on more than one occasion) so I found this article while researching memory (oh another thing the human brain fascinates me so I spend a lot of my free time just reading about it) and interestingly it specifically mentioned the tourettes brain in relation to learning a language stating the following: "Although aspects of procedural memory may be abnormal in Tourette’s, declarative memory (memory of facts and events) remains largely spared. For example, “rule-governed” knowledge (used in language, for example, to combine parts of words together according to the grammatical rules of the language), which involves the procedural memory system, is affected, whereas “idiosyncratic” knowledge (which allows us to learn that a word is linked to an object), which depends on declarative memory and is learned and processed in the hippocampus and other temporal lobe areas in the brain, is not." is my TS to blame for failing this class when I am trying hard, attending every class and still not getting it? I have never had really any trouble let alone this amount of trouble with any course I have ever taken. I was just wondering if there were any TS adults out there that remember having a hard time with a language in school, or any parents of TS children that recall their children struggling with a language......it just doesn't make sense. Edited October 3, 2011 by cduval04 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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