We would like you to suggest to your college tutors the following penance: they should imagine themselves cooking the breakfast and fi nding that the milk is boiling over, that the toast is burning, that the telephone is ringing, that there is a knock at the door and that several members of their family are simultaneously asking them questions. This may give tutors some idea of the problems confronting you as a dyslexic student when you have to write an essay or carry out an assignment: there are simply too many things to attend to, all at the same time.