Nevertheless, she persisted.
I missed last week’s update post because I had a lot going on. I went to NC with my grandma last weekend and I had exams to prep for. Studying for the MCAT during the semester has been super challenging. I’m finding that it’s hard for me to stay on top of my study schedule while studying for the exams I have for my classes. Not gonna lie, I’ve already had to cram for the last 2 exams– they were gen. eds, but still. I’m sure I did okay, but for someone that considers themselves to be a semi-type A student, that was hard.
As I mentioned in the first post of this series, I had trouble keeping up with my schedule. To be honest, I still am, but I forced myself to get through the chapters. Week 2, I caught up on behavioral sciences, physics, gen chem, and orgo. Sitting through two chapters of each subject was hard; I couldn’t do anything else after that. The first couple of chapters of gen chem and organic chemistry wasn’t that bad as some of the info is still fresh in my mind. I found that I was having a hard time making the organization of the brain stick. Therefore, I returned to my old ways and made a quizlet set. Since making it, I have gotten a better grasp of the neurotransmitters and brain organization. During week 2, I also answered some of the questions at the end of the chapters. If I didn’t answer them, I at least read the explanations.
Week 3, I sort of fell behind again. I had late volunteer obligations and exams to prep for. The chapters I didn’t get to weren’t necessarily my weak points, but I do want to make sure I review everything. So for week 4, I will be doubling up again. MCAT studying is hard enough, but when you add a full courseload it makes it even harder. Nevertheless, I will prevail.
Goals for week 4
- stay on schedule!!!
- make quizlet sets for the remaining subjects
- complete end of chapter questions
- incorporate videos for physics review