The rush is over (for a limited time only)! I won’t have another anatomy and physiology exam until 5 weeks from now so I can lay off studying intensely for that. Polish is getting a wee bit harder since I got a B on my second exam (I wonder who got an A because it was really tricky!). If I paid attention more to the plural/singular nominative cases I probably could have done better, but oh well I’ll just have to study and do better on the next one. The next thing looming over me now is my first genetics lab exam (next week!). The quizzes have been stupendously easy, but our TA tells us the exam is more like the problem sets in our textbook, which we have not needed to show we’ve done (and I doubt anyone else has done them except for maybe the first week of class). Well, time to pull out that syllabus and go through every question over and over because if that’s what is going to be on the test, I better study ASAP!
MCAT studying is getting better. I finally motivated myself to stop looking at my calendar and look at my progress in terms of how many sections I still have to review (and it’s a lot). So, I crammed 10 sections of physical sciences this past weekend while scribing 9am-6pm at Rush both Saturday and Sunday. I wanted to take another practice MCAT, but I felt that I should save it for when it is closer to my exam date (it’s coming so soon!). I’m studying little by little each day and hoping for the best. I have a lot to review, but I badly want to rush through the material so that I can focus more on taking tests and all that jazz. I am REALLY determined not to move my test to a later date. However, if my second practice exam is not near what I got on the previous one, I may need to rethink my plans.
Who knew cramming would be so helpful during these stressful months? I mean, I know I crammed for the majority of my exams in college — but somehow I made it out all right. I suppose I just feel more comfortable this way now, and at this time it suits my needs. If I can make it out with straight A’s this semester (and get the Fulbright ETA position in Taiwan!), I’d say nothing is truly impossible.