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I'm sooo pathetic, I started studying for this thing waaayyy too early (started beginning of winter break). Now, I'm pretty much burnt out and my preparation has gone down to a trickle (i.e. I waste all my time watching tv and sleeping lol). Anyone else sorta stuck in a rut?
 

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Yup. I'm toast.
I started on this in late Nov. I haven't had a bio course in 10 yrs (!) or physics in 8, so I knew I had to start early. Maybe I was too gung ho at the start...
I'm not doing well on the practice tests, but I'm still looking to take the April. I don't feel that I can afford to let up on my study schedule until then, but when I take a moment to study now at Barnes and Noble, I find myself in the magazines more than in the MCAT preps. But I'm trying to stay focused....
I'm getting set to change jobs here, too...
Good luck to all!

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Between working a 50 hour job, commuting 80 miles one way, and my family - studying for the past 6 months has been a chore. The last month has been the worst in terms of progress. I hope the last 2 weeks are fruitful.

My goal: a magical 40.

Probable score: a not-so magical 30

All the best to my compatriots
 

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I'm getting up at six and staying up till like 1 or 2 not that that means anything but I can't seem to form sentences correctly and i'm always mean. I hate that because I'm usually really nice. I can't eat or sleep or even think about anything but this....it's so consuming and I'm still not where I want to be but hopefully I'll get there. This is the most stressed and worried and sleepless I've ever been...wow I sound like a nut. Really I'm not so bad it's just hard not to be this way I guess...whatever two more weeks and it will all be worth it. Chin up all!
 

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Oh my goodness, I am sooooooooo burnt out. I cannot concentrate for the life of me on anything!!! It's not like I am thinking about anything else, I just can't focus at all....staring blankly at the page wondering what it is that I just read. And my scores are plummetting! At this rate I will be in the teens by test day. I'm trying to just plow right through it, but I can't, and I'm getting really nervous and frustrated. :scared:
 

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The best cures I've found for burnout are to 1) study in a place where I have no access to outside stimuli (the stacks in some boring statistics section are perfect. I'm not in school anymore, but I drive to my local uni to study there) and 2) reward yourself for finishing certain things in a way that requires you to leave (I personally work-out after I finish a practice MCAT, and my reward ends when I leave the gym).

Also, accepting the fact that you're going to do well pretty much prevents burn-out by eliminating stress. You've done well in the past, right? Why not now?
 

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yup...just wanted to chime in. Altho i doubt i fit the "burnt"-out definition. I definitely could've studied harder, but at this point, i'm just staring at passages....counting down days...waiting for it to come bite me. And u know, interestingly enough, i'm talking MUCH less about medical school--everyone i know is much happier about that now (meaning i'm not boring everyone with how over my life would be if i don't do well on this exam and what all my options are and asking their opinions)

yea...definitely wanna get 4.17 over with.

Oh yea...then i can prepare for the 2 midterms and lab report and an event i'm coordinating that week ;)
 

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man, i just can't study anymore! not at all!!!! and, to be honest, i don't really know what to study anyway. when i look at the mistakes that i made taking 5R yesterday, only 3-4 of them were things that are easily "improved" by studying--the rest of my errors fall under the godless category of "the MCAT simply best-ed me in a battle of wits." anyone else with me? what the hell are we supposed to do now?
 
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