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Severe lack of motivation

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by PagingDrP, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. PagingDrP

    PagingDrP Kind of a big deal
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    Anyone else finding it excessively difficult to get through this semester and finals while applying/interviewing/being accepted somewhere...?

    I feel like I've taken a 180 as far as school and motivation...I just want to relax and enjoy myself, not do work. I go to a tough top 10 school, where even a little slacking results in B's no questions asked, so I am trying to skid by with all B's...even though my GPA is going to take a major hit...

    Is it just me? or is this just part of what the process does to people? Does anyone have tips for getting through finals/regaining motivation to study???

    Thanks SDN-ers!
     
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  3. funkydrmonkey

    funkydrmonkey They Call Me Dr. Funkmonk
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    I feel the same way and I hate it. This time last year, I studied for one of my finals for 15 hours and forgot to eat, because I was being a good student. Now after every 5 seconds of studying I go on SDN or Cyanide and Happiness, or addictinggames.com for 5 hours... and I am not doing myself a favor...
     
  4. Marjan Islam

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    For me, towards the end of the senior year (when I will be applying), most of my tough classes are done and over with. I have research, creative writing, and bs weekend classes, so I can focus on med. school related stuff.

    What classes are you taking? Do not let laziness kill you man! You have def. put too much into this. Remember, med schools look for an upward trend. But it sounds to me like you already sent in your apps, so I do not know how your grades affect you at THIS stage... but knowing this is med. school related, I would not underestimate it.
     
  5. EastCoastie87

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    I've gotten a couple of acceptances now, and (with finals week starting tomorrow) my motivation has taken a nose-dive. Hence me posting on SDN when I should be studying like crazy right now.
     
  6. aebvd97

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    I'm definitely feeling it, too. I'm in the library right now writing a paper. It took me about two hours to write 4.5 pages...then I logged on SDN about an hour ago. Since then I think I've managed to write a paragraph.

    I would think I would be more motivated given that I am actually graduating Saturday...
     
  7. sully677

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    Put down that reefer.
     
  8. Twiigg

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    You are not alone.

    And I wouldn't give it a second thought if you have an acceptance. ;)
     
  9. EastCoastie87

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    Yeeeeeeah, I don't really mind the lack of motivation except when it affects my other classmates (like working on a group project, e.g.). Other than that, my mind checked out when I got that "Congratulations" letter.
     
  10. Scean

    Scean whats a goon to a goblin?
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    yeapppp, comprehensive genetics final tomorrow evening, I've only managed about 2 hours of actual study so far and I have absolutely NO motivation left.......Blah
     
  11. migm

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    Glad I'm not the only one.
     
  12. chessknt87

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    Same here, senioritis + med school acceptance=no motivation to do anything.
     

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