I studied for one week and 2 weekends for a microbio exam and got an 82, which, because of the generous curve in the class, still kept me at an A, and I'm content. However, what frustrates me is how my best friend studied literally the night before using a study guide and made a 92? Its not just with microbiol. I studied just as much if not more than him in physics and yet scored 10 points lower and my grade in Spanish is a 93 while his is a 98 even though I spend double the time on homework. For some reason, my friend is able to still get 8 hours a sleep a night and get these good grades while I'm struggling to catch up on 5 hours a night. Also, in my research lab, I don't know why I am so inefficient. For example, I take 6 hours to stain and make mistakes still while another cohort of mine whose done the experiment for an almost equal amount of time finishes and leaves in 3 hours. Is my IQ like 60 or something?