A new student arrives at the FAS Accessible Education Office nearly every workday to report a disorder, according to Sheila B. Many of those students will seek official recognition from the office to receive what are referred to as “accommodations,” a category that includes additional time on exams or peer note-takers.
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But the preceptor’s warning stood, and he had to retake Expos.
Now a junior, Michael has become an English concentrator who consistently gets A’s on his papers.
It must be consumed and built up—a book must be read, a lecture heard, or a topic debated.
For some Harvard undergraduates that task comes with added obstacles, whether it’s attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, or dyslexia.
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Despite his best efforts, he couldn’t bring a sense of organization to his sentences and paragraphs.
The preceptor recommended that he turn in whatever he had or face a failing grade on the paper.
“My teacher literally sent me an e-mail saying you should turn in your paper right now so you can pass the class,” says Michael, who requested his real name not be used for this article.
Instead Michael ignored the warning and took another two days to work on the paper.
“Asperger’s people just process the world a little differently,” Michael says, referring to his neurological disorder.“It never occurred to me that I could possibly fail that.” Knowledge does not come a priori.