Saturday, November 08, 2008

5 tests

Another batch of tests is coming up. I have to write four of them next week and the fifth one, the week after. 3 of the tests will be cumulative, meaning that they can test all material since the beginning of the semester. The timing of the tests, so close to final exams, is no accident. Studying for these tests will give me a good start for the studying that needs to be done for final exams.

I had a revelation the other day. I can't study for 12 hours a day. Trying to do that is pretty stupid and a waste of time. When I plan to do ridiculous amounts of studying, in an individual day, my brain usually rebels and refuses to cooperate. I've decided that my study time needs to allow for goofing off. I will do a lot of studying. I will also watch TV, hang out with friends, drink beer, play video games and get plenty of sleep. If I don't goof off enough, my brain will rebel and refuse to cooperate when I'm trying to study.


  1. I still study for about 5-6 hours a day.

    I wish I knew a way around that.

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  3. 5 or 6 hours a day, that sounds about right for me too. What I'm hoping to figure out is how to make more of my study time "good study time". If I can increase my "good study time", I can probably reduce my overall study time. It's all kind of a pipe dream...