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    Default Top 10 Signs of Studying Too Long

    Top 10 Signs of Studying Too Long



    1. You get excited about switching pen colors.

    2. Your roommate comes home from a weekend away and says, “Surprise, you’re still sitting there! Have you changed clothes at least?”

    3. Your mom calls and after talking for a few minutes says, “I’ll call back tomorrow and maybe you’ll be in a better mood.”

    4. Unless you turn off your internet connection, you check email/cnn/gossip site/website of choice every 5 minutes.

    5. It’s summer and 85 degrees outside but your bathing suit is still in winter hibernation.

    6. Your middle finger starts to get that weird indentation on it from writing too much.

    7. You can tell what time it is by hearing the squeaky school bus brakes outside the window (7:40am and 3:35pm).

    8. Every single coffee mug is dirty in the dishwasher.

    9. Your apartment is either really clean (because study break = manic tidying session) or looks like a tornado ran through it.

    10. You sit still so long that reading about decubitus ulcers and DVTs becomes a little more relevant.

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    Thumbs up Things to add..!!

    - I'm doing this instead of memorizing every bacteria know to man

    - Going grocery shopping is the high point of my week, even though it's just for coffee.

    - I'm happy when it rains so I don't feel so bad about not seeing the outside world for days on end.

    - When people call you to talk (non med school friends and family) you have nothing to say except "just studying," they respond with - "Still?"

    - Any conversation you may have starts off with "Well in First Aid is says..."

    - You search your cell phone contacts and call people you haven't talk to in years just to avoid studying


    - you have dx'd everyone you know with something, but have no idea how to fix it
    Thank you GOD

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    Thumbs up My motivational trick for study marathons..!!

    My motivational trick for study marathons--


    when you get to the point that you feel the need to check email every 5 min or every sentence you read sounds exactly like the one before it follow these simple steps:

    1. stop and make a nice stiff drink

    2. carry it back to your study area and sit in a position that would look relaxing to other people (such as both feet up on the desk)

    3. put on upbeat music that you've listened to so many times your brain no longer pays attention to the words

    4. take a deep breath, a long sip of your drink, and continue studying.
    this will trick your brain into thinking that studying is actually fun and give you a renewed focus.
    Thank you GOD

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    Thumbs up Still Studying More..!!

    * U have named your computer & have conversations with it.

    * U dont understand Y everyone doesnt do ALL their shopping on-line.....(( I even order my groceries...so I dont have to waste time driving .....))

    * your kitchen is now your office...because it took too long to walk to and from the kitchen to the office where it was....

    * your house has started to resemble those seen in those studies on people who are recluse....i.e. piles of studies...piles of journals...open/ closed/ torn out pages.....piles of pizza boxes....

    * your neighbors have stopped coming by because "we never know if you are sleeping, writing, studying......."


    * U spend time writing posting responses in an effort to cry out to the world for contact!!!
    Thank you GOD

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    Thumbs up Looolz....

    1.Even the weather channel is entertaining.

    2.The telemarketers actually try to end the call...you are so desperate to talk to a human being.

    3.You notice a stain on the wall and actually consider this might be a good time to repaint the entire house.

    4.Toothpaste can also be used under your eyes to help you stay awake to study...owww it burns.

    5.You can´t settle down to study until the whole house is spotless.

    6.When studying with a friend,your friend keeps falling asleep when you answer the question so you have to keep repeating yourself.

    7.Luckily you heard your phone go off on the 5th attempt because it was a fellow student saying you have 10 mins to get to the exam.

    8.After the last exam you fall asleep until next week.
    Good luck everyone..
    Thank you GOD

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    Thumbs up If you want to have fun yet..!!

    *Telemarketers become your best friend.

    *The weather channel is entertainment.

    *Toothpaste under the eyes will keep you awake to study longer.

    *You get excited shopping for study supplies.

    *The house must be spotless in order to study.

    *You are jealous of your dog just sleeping and eating all day.

    *Paying bills is actually fun.

    *The dentist called to schedule a cleaning and you asked if today was too soon.



    but there's more:

    . you allways answer your friends envitations with: "sorry, gotta study!"

    . it's dawning and you're still up! and it wasn't for dancing all night... :\

    . you keep studying and you still think you don't know a thing!

    . everytime you travel home to see your parents, you pack more books than clothes.

    . you take more than a minute to answer the question: "how many years have you got left to study?"

    . you drink more coffee than water.

    . every single day you wonder why you wanted so much to enter Med School...
    Thank you GOD

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    Thumbs up Oh..I am still here to add..!!

    And I am adding:

    - The most dreadful daily soaps suddenly turn into the most intriguing piece of entertainment you may under no circumstances miss !!!

    - You use words like "hypertrophic banana" or "denaturing milk" and get weird looks for them.

    - You leave your apartment in you winter coat because you haven't left your place in weeks and therefore totally missed the fact that it's already summer.

    -you keep a pile of books next to your bed so when you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat unable to remember a key step in some random metabolic pathway, you can lean over and check....

    - when your boyfriend (non-med) calls you from the lobby of your hostel and has bottles of water ready for you. because your supply has run out and you've totally forgotten about drinking.

    - You know you study too much when you purchase a second coffee pot to have next to your desk because it takes to long to get to the one in the kitchen.

    - You know you study too much when you can't even remember whether is was sunny or storming outside today (did I even look outside today?)
    Thank you GOD

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    Thumbs up Just another 18 signs..!!

    Just another 18 signs..!!

    1 you know exactly when the noght watchman comes around with his whistle ...

    2 the birds start chirping at exactly dawn

    3 the colour of the tree changes brom black to green

    4 you keep a bottle of water around ypou and the only time you get off the chair is when you need a toilet break ..thank god for that .

    5 you call up your study partner and most of the times the discussion is ' i am going nuts '

    6 half your bed is full of books but that doesnt seem to be abnormal to you .

    7 depending on the weather you can have coffee in cold or hot water straight

    8 maggi noodles at 2:00 am is one of your daily schedules

    9 you pause the ER to check whether the treatment that is being done is right or not .

    10 you search for all the surgery videos from you tube ewhen you have to take a break ..

    11. You think to yourself " I need to (fill in the blank) soon, and next thing you know, someone wakes you up from a deep slumber with your face in the book.

    12. You rubbish bin is filled with discarded pens and pen refills

    13. You are surrounded by balls of paper.

    14. You start talking in the jargon you see in your notes

    15. Everything around you looks like a diagram from the textbook (ie. any white object that is vaguely triangular with a hole in the middle - vertebra)

    16.You dream that you're studying

    17.You're so tired that you start losing time

    18.Going to class is the highlight of the day or week


    Last edited by dhaval; 01-17-2008 at 05:01 AM.
    Thank you GOD

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    Well someone got into this thread.... haha.

    I like the part about making a stiff drinking, putting your feet up and listening to some music. Might as well add a hot chick into the equation and then say "Studying is so much fun!"

    1. You find yourself sitting on MG constantly checking for new posts.
    I procrastinate....

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    My signs specially during last week and during exams..

    Insomnia - Specially a day before the exam.. in my last paper..i slept only half hour and i was awake since 24+ hours..lolz

    Appetite loss - i wasn't taking breakfast since almost 20days before exams and last week only dinner no lunch even..but was drinking juice twice/day.

    time/day awareness - sometimes when i got up, i have to ask my mom date and days..lolz...

    irritation - getting angry with anyone if disturbs you while u study...

    signs after exams - watch any movies on same day when u finished exam you wont like it mostly , elirium and many other signs which even i dont know

    after 3-4days of exams. everything goes back to normal...but sometimes i think, most common group among with brain atrophy must be medical students...

    please do not laugh..

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