Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.



episode 5: Study Habits For the ADHD Student

If you’re a well-practiced student, you probably have your own system and set of practices for doing that job. Taking notes, studying, preparing projects, taking exams ... you know what works for you, right?

It turns out, it’s pretty easy to develop a false sense of security in our own systems to the point that they might not actually be helping you do the real work of being a student. This week on the show, we offer the timeline for effective study habits — originated at the University of Arkansas — a simple, straight-forward process to help you learn to study effectively and deliver the results you want.

Links & Notes

  • Timeline for Effective Study Habits (PDF)
  • Anki Flashcards
  • Quizlet


I know, these are both iPad Pro focused, but I encourage you to watch them for process, not technology, if you’re thinking about how to engage in material.

  • ???? Samuel Suresh: “How I Take Notes with My iPad Pro in Lectures”
  • ???? Ali Abdaal: “How I take notes on my iPad Pro in medical school”


If you’re not on the market for a new note-taking system, do not click on these links. There be monsters! If you’re embarking on any sort of research — and you have fun with this kind of stuff — you might just find Zettlekasten and some of the software tools that enable it really exciting.

  • ???? Shu Omi: “Zettlekasten Note-taking Method: Simply Explained”
  • ???? Shu Omi: “How to take Smart Notes in Roam Research”
  • ???? Curtis McHale: “Getting Started with a Zettlecasten System”
  • ???? Curtis McHale: “What Makes a Good Zettlekasten Note”
  • ????????? Roam Research
  • ????????? Obsidian


 2020-09-22  31m