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Smart Pens

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Have you ever been in a lecture taking notes and found that the professor or guest speaker talks way too fast? I always get caught up in trying to write down every word and end up missing something important in my class lectures. Now one solution to this problem would be to interrupt the teacher and ask him or her to repeat what you missed. But really, how rude is that?! If only there was some way to just go back in time and hear that part of the lecture…read more

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Universities’ Support Services

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Many high school students today are worried about getting the same or similar accommodations in college that they received in high school. While these are very legitimate concerns, students can relax thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2006, which states that all universities must provide accommodations to their students. However, they  may not be exactly the kind you are used to. All public universities have some sort of disability support. At my school, East Carolina University, we have an office called Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS is…read more

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TEXTHELP Read and Write Gold

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Do any of these sound like you? I understand my textbooks better when I listen to them than when I read them. I spend a lot of time traveling on the road and would like to read or get schoolwork done, but I get carsick. I like reading books, but my eyes get too tired to focus on the words after a while. TEXTHELP is a company that makes different programs to assist people with learning differences. Read and Write Gold is one of their programs which offers several ways…read more

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Daniel’s Story

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My name is Daniel , I am 22 years old, and was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was diagnosed with slow processing speed in my sophomore year of high school. I am currently in my senior year at East Carolina University, pursuing a major in Recreation and Leisure Studies. I want to do something related to outdoor recreation, because I love being outdoors and discovering new ways to enjoy what nature has to offer. I want to help others discover whatever passion they may have for the outdoors.

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