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Friday, June 8, 2012

Switching Techniques

Learning is a constant search for new ideas how to study effectively, more efficiently, better. Especially when there is too much to cover, and you get bored by just the sheer index of what you've got to cover.

My latest idea is to write down all those ideas. :D

  • Stand up
  • Keep an alarm for 30 minutes from the time (to check you're not distracted 30 minutes later)
  • Have an overview
  • Speed read
  • Read related topics (follow "see page..." links)
  • Recall
  • Take small simple breaks, very frequently

And then, when the alarm rings, come back to studying

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Back to Basics

Parkinson's law: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Study holiday version of the same: Work contracts to fit inside the time left for completion.

The circadian arrhythmia cannot explain my craving for a punching bag. But, in between there are streaks of concentrated study where I feel like I have solved the entire human body. And that's how the days pass before the first year final examination (scheduled to begin on 21st with Anatomy. Count it, 14 days to go!)

Compacting an year into 3 weeks requires a great deal of mental strength, which, contrary to my claims, I lack. :P
And thus, this post (because the mind is constantly searching for things to do other than reading including - a website with free, quality, detailed, and fun content of medical education; a 3d model of the human body (javascript) and other things  which have been scheduled to be done in summer)

GET BACK TO WORK!