Hey All- Im a new member and after reading through all the threads (particularly about study techniques and people skipping class, etc), I started to really analyze myself. I'm an MS1 who had a really sucky first semester. I managed to pass everything, but a few classes just by the skin of my teeth. I mean I had these thoughts before I started about really excelling and doing well. I went to a tough undergrad school and did well there without too much effort, got into med school without too much stress, and overall have taken it easy. But now in med school, I realize I suck! My methods of studying haven't really worked. Even group studying doesn't work for me. It just freaks me out with all the stuff everyone else knows and I dont know. I go to all the lectures and come home just plain tired. I sit down to do work and the freakin' anatomy prelab stuff takes me a couple of hours and after that I am just plain burnt out. I screw around for a while before hitting the studying some more and hitting the sack, but I never accomplish everything I want. I wake up tired and head to lecture to be bombarded all over again. Its not my grades that really get to me. It's more that even though I enjoy the material and really want to be a doctor, Im just miserable in med school. I'd feel better if I could manage my time better and do better in school and be more confident. What do you guys do? How do you adjust your studying? Do you think I would benefit from some home schooling, i.e. skipping class and studying on my own? My school videotapes the lectures, but only puts them in the library not online. Also, how do you fit in other stuff to do? Do I need to reprioritize what is important?