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Am I the only one who finds this beneficial? I've just started doing it over the summer but not sure if I should do it during the semester.
 
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I'm gonna have to experiment a little more. I remember reading an article a while back saying something like you have to be in the same state you studied in to retain things, like for an exam or something.
 

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I'm gonna have to experiment a little more. I remember reading an article a while back saying something like you have to be in the same state you studied in to retain things, like for an exam or something.
I tried that once (chewed the same gum studying as I did during the exam) and did pretty dang well. N=1 but whatever made me feel good :laugh:
 
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I tried that once (chewed the same gum studying as I did during the exam) and did pretty dang well. N=1 but whatever made me feel good :laugh:
Was that the only variable though? I always though that was a myth.
 

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Was that the only variable though? I always though that was a myth.
Well, I also really enjoyed cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. But I got a 98.6% on the exam. I usually get anywhere from 85-87%. I am not a triple star golden student like most here on SDN :)

I absolutely think it helped though... even if it was just something 'mental.'
 

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I sometimes smoke MJ before studying, sometimes it does wonders, other times I spend my time looking at the ceiling. Do whatever works bro. Experiment. My professor didn't grade his Orgo finals w/o a drink. Said it helped him focus and read students incorrect mechanisms lol.
 

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I've done beer a few times. It gets my loose during group study. I don' think it helps me retain any better than no beer.
 

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I sometimes smoke MJ before studying, sometimes it does wonders, other times I spend my time looking at the ceiling. Do whatever works bro. Experiment. My professor didn't grade his Orgo finals w/o a drink. Said it helped him focus and read students incorrect mechanisms lol.
Sounds like he was drinking to deal...
 

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I agree, I once saw a classmates exam (Helping grade it) and he/she was pushing arrows from a + charge. o_O For those who don't know, in orgo thats a big no no. I would also drink to that lol
I tutor organic chemistry and sometimes my tutees make me want to drink, so I understand that. Really enjoyed my organic professor's teaching and class though, he really went out of his way to do the best for his students.
 

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I tutor organic chemistry and sometimes my tutees make me want to drink, so I understand that. Really enjoyed my organic professor's teaching and class though, he really went out of his way to do the best for his students.
Same here I think Orgo was the best class.
 
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I drink beer while studying quite frequently. Not sure it really helps me study but it definitely helps me relax and enjoy studying a little more. Nothing wrong with it in my opinion
 

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Am I the only one who finds this beneficial? I've just started doing it over the summer but not sure if I should do it during the semester.
Red wine is mother natures melatonin


edit - sorry for the double post. was lazy and didn't combine them.
 

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I agree, I once saw a classmates exam (Helping grade it) and he/she was pushing arrows from a + charge. o_O For those who don't know, in orgo thats a big no no. I would also drink to that lol
I'd venture to say that I don't know jack about organic chemistry... and even I know that is a big no-no :)
 

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I swear by the glass of red wine every evening towards the end of studying/before bed.

I did it every night before my MCAT and credit it with my good score (and retaining my sanity).

Been doing it since I started med school too and it has been pretty positive. I'll actually wrap up studying 30 min early, pour a glass and re watch the most complicated of the day's lectures in my arm chair.
 

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To whoever said they like to study after smoking weed...read up on what it does to your long term memory/retention. At the most basic level weed blocks LTP pathways, basically guaranteeing that you won't remember what you study long term.
 

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To whoever said they like to study after smoking weed...read up on what it does to your long term memory/retention. At the most basic level weed blocks LTP pathways, basically guaranteeing that you won't remember what you study long term.
Hey I like it lol. Don't be jelly if it don't work for u
 

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I'm definitely not drinking a beer while writing secondaries right now, so I couldn't possibly have any opinions on this subject :nod:
"Write drunk, edit sober"


I totally didn't come home very drunk the night of my birthday and rewrite my entire PS...only to wake up and realize the new one was way better but full of spelling errors :cigar:
 

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"Write drunk, edit sober"


I totally didn't come home very drunk the night of my birthday and rewrite my entire PS...only to wake up and realize the new one was way better but full of spelling errors :cigar:
Hemmingway('s probably misattributed quote) is quite wise.

Honestly, for me I think it's mostly about tricking myself into thinking it's less work than it actually is. I used to study for spring finals outside on the lawn for a similar reason.
 

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Writing essays and smoking weed is awesome. Either you have a masterpiece or a complete mess.