Thursday, January 29, 2009

Why did I get up at 3:30AM?

  1. I hate myself.
  2. Sleeping less makes me happy.
  3. Is there a better time to study for a Ventilator test?


  1. I know you're a professional.
    I know you're an adult student.
    I know you know...You know?

    But honestly, if you went to bed @ 9pm and didn't know what you thought you didn't know and woke up at 3am to study stuff you didn't know the night before, the sleep deprivation isn't going to make it stick in your brain any more than the night before.

    Stop second guessing it, you know the material and get your rest, because that's what keeps you thinking straight. Because sooner or later, SIMV, IMV, PRVC, PC, AC they can start to run together and confuse the hell out of you.

    Your brain is screaming "THAT'S NOT FAIR"

    Now get some sleep.

  2. There's no getting around it. I did some last minute cramming because I wasn't on top of the material and felt the need to do something about it.

  3. Student Rule #31: Never study the day of a test.

    That rule gets violted a lot.

  4. Some rules are meant to be broken, sometimes. Sometimes it actually works out well. Sometimes it doesn't. The results are horribly inconsistant.

    If I make a habit of last minute cramming, I'm doomed to failure. I'm convinced that cramming can't be used to accumulate the body of knowledge required to be an RT.

    I will continue to cram when I have to. I usually have to do that, when I've made a "time management error". I don't like it but sometimes it has to be done.

    If you have to cram you're doing something wrong.