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How do you guys deal with distractions during pre-studying and during studying?

Like when I see my room is messy... I'ld rather clean my room. If I haven't watched the latest episode of Naruto, Bleach, Scrubs, or House... then I have to watch them first.

How do you guys motivate yourselves too?

Btw... for the real MCAT can we bring our own headphones, because mine are kinda like earplugs?
 

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I have the same problem. I was told in an mcat class put a pciture up or something that will motivate you. FOr example, I have a white coat that looks like amedical school coat, I was told to put that somewhere that I could see it. I would go to libraries rather than studying at home and try to avoid the computer because it is full of distractions as well. I also feel that if I am studying with someone else we both keep each other on track.

no idea about headphones
 

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How do you guys deal with distractions during pre-studying and during studying?

Like when I see my room is messy... I'ld rather clean my room. If I haven't watched the latest episode of Naruto, Bleach, Scrubs, or House... then I have to watch them first.

How do you guys motivate yourselves too?

Btw... for the real MCAT can we bring our own headphones, because mine are kinda like earplugs?

I think that if you are finding yourself distracted the majority of the time that you are prepping...get out of that environment. Go to your school library and hunker down there...
 

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How do you guys deal with distractions during pre-studying and during studying?

Like when I see my room is messy... I'ld rather clean my room. If I haven't watched the latest episode of Naruto, Bleach, Scrubs, or House... then I have to watch them first.

How do you guys motivate yourselves too?

Btw... for the real MCAT can we bring our own headphones, because mine are kinda like earplugs?

So here's the thing: I really don't believe in depriving yourself of everything when you're in MCAT study mode, because it just makes you depressed. Make a schedule and stick to studying from time x to time x. When you're done, reward yourself with your fave TV shows, going out for a drink with people or whatever. You can always Tivo.
I know what you mean though; I think it's hard for everyone to control distractions like the internet, tv, cell phone, SDN...grr, speaking of which i should be going now....
 

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I completely understand distractions undermining an individual's MCAT preparation. I have two kids, ages 2 and 4 and they are a 24/7 job. It never fails that when I'm just starting to concentrate and learn the material that someone is hungry or stinky. Value these times where YOU are the priority and all you have to do is motivate yourself. It's 1000 times harder when you have to squeeze in time to study between sleep and caring for the kids & the house. College cram sessions were some of my happiest memories. Gotta say I love House but Grey's Anatomy is the one show I record to watch when time allows. Best wishes to all those 2007 MCATers out there!!!!
 

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How do you guys deal with distractions during pre-studying and during studying?

Like when I see my room is messy... I'ld rather clean my room. If I haven't watched the latest episode of Naruto, Bleach, Scrubs, or House... then I have to watch them first.

How do you guys motivate yourselves too?

Btw... for the real MCAT can we bring our own headphones, because mine are kinda like earplugs?
the best way to get rid of distractions is just leave that distracting area. I didn't go on AIM at all months prior to the exam. I just left my house and went to the library all the time. When there's nothing to do around you, you just end up studying. Hope this helps. :luck:
 
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