Can you ever imagine having bad grades no matter how hard you try and lack confidence because of that? Well, this is the problem Percy has in the book Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
Percy has ADHD, also called attention deficit disorder. Because of this, it is very difficult to have good studying habits, compounded by the fact that he lacks confidence that he can succeed. “What is so great about me? A dyslexic, hyperactive boy with a D+ report card, kicked out of school for the sixth time is six years.” Percy lacks confidence because he never has got good grades and he doesn’t expect himself to have good grades. He thinks that he is a troubled kid and never can control his own emotions even though if he tried. His mind would automatically do things that he doesn’t want to do for him when he is mad or sad. He thinks about the negative side first for everything and never try or expect good things to happen to himself.
Even though it seems impossible for Percy to focus on studying and gain more confidence, it is important that he keep on trying and never give up, according to “Top 10 Studying Tips.”
Even though it seems impossible to focus on studying and gain more confidence or have a good study habit, there are really easy tips and tricks that can help Percy out and save a lot of work for him. The article “How to Focus on Studying”, it stated some things that can help Percy out such as: choosing the right place and time and try harder on everything and never give up when something failed.
Percy needs to try harder and stop thinking that he cannot do what he wants to do. He needs to have more of a positive attitude toward what he needs, wants, and have. Even though it is hard, there are still tips and tricks that can be used to help but overall, the most important one is he needs to believe in himself more than he does now. If Percy trust in himself a bit more and try a little harder, then everything will be much better. If he spends more time studying and not thinking about the con side of everything, he will succeed in having better grades and study habits, and also, he will gain more confidence than he has now.