ok so i have 2 mid-terms tomm and i needed to do alot of reading tonight. unfortunately i can never focus long enough to read. well i normally ingest tons of caffiene to stay up but that also would cause me to not be able to focus even more. long story short a friend gave me ritalin (i normally dont mess with it or aderol but circumstances warranted it) and i had no trouble focusing and read 8 chapters(200pgs) in about 2 hours. which is amazing for me because like i said, i dont focus enough to read that quickly. so my question is: could i have ADD? or would ritalin have given me similar results either way? friends have always said im all over the place and i do have trouble focusing on one thing. i never really cared because in high school my grades were good with minimal effort(no reading), but now in college reading is pretty much required and my grades have shown my inability to focus and read. all opinions are welcome but i dont want to hear "your iliterate". this problem only occurs with school related material, basically because its boring. i have no problem if its something that interests me.