I realize that I was going to try and keep some sort of regular posting schedule while I studied for this exam, but I simply haven’t had the time. My posting frequency will be sporadic for a while and should return to normal, once the storm has passed. I’m also pretty sure that none of what I write will be all that flowery or anything of the sort. Since I have very little time, I’m ditching the prose – updates are coming in bullet time style tonight:
- As you might suspect from the title of this post, today is day 57 of the MCAT watch. Another 63 to go.
- I’m ridiculously tired of studying. I take breaks every 50 minutes and have been trying to keep up with my schedule, but I’ve still had to miss doing in-depth content review the way that I wanted to.
- I really appreciate the comments that people leave, even the strange ones from people claiming to have gotten a 35 by only studying for two weeks.
- Also really appreciate my real life friends that make me get out of the study world once a week – my Sunday evening True Blood and dinner gathering is something I look forward to all week. Thanks to D and J.
- Word to anyone else studying for this exam – devoting 6 months of serious time to studying for this exam or any other is simply not possible. No one can maintain their focus for that long.
- I need to start studying verbal but I really don’t want to.
- The fact that the big news about the Higgs boson was put out a week ago and I didn’t write anything up here about it tells you how busy I’ve been.
- An astrobiologist (whatever that is) at NASA that published a shocking claim a year or more ago that bacteria had been discovered on Earth that used arsenate in place of phosphate is refusing to acknowledge that her work is unrepeatable and, nay I utter the word, wrong. Predictable. Dr. Wolfe-Simon is sticking to her guns, claiming that “there is nothing in the data of these new papers that contradicts our published data”. Science should never have published the original finding without a corroborative study and should issue a retraction, which it most likely will not. Typical of NASA.
- Studying for the MCAT has convinced me that I do not know anything about science.
- The one saving grace with the MCAT is that I have a 2006 vintage of Thomas Hardy barley wine that I’ve been saving for the night I take the exam.
Anyway, that’s more or less what’s been going on with me. Thanks for following my progress everyone – I appreciate the encouragement and the comments. Thanks.