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Imagine eating until you're full. You want to stop. Holy jesus fuckballs, you want to stop, but for a reason not of your making, you keep eating.

You keep eating to a point that even foods that normally give you sexual pleasure are just mountains of chewed slag that you can't even remember the meaning of.

You have to keep eating though. You can't get rid of anything that you've eaten. You can’t vomit anything out no matter how badly you want to. All you can do is keep shoveling it in.

You want to stop. There is no way you can eat anymore. This shit is resting at the top of your esophagus, but if you stop eating, there will be dire consequences tomorrow.
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Exactly
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Studying for mid terms is terrible, even for New Media... mid terms aren't exactly tests they are, "have 2,000 projects done, know the programs, write a paper, make a business that changes the world, and do this all without any copyright infringement", have fun!
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I've noticed that people who study like that tend to not do so well. Is it caused by the lack of rest and the stress preventing good memory building... or is the reason somehow difficulty learning that would drive someone to study that much in the first place?

It's a serious question. I usually recommend just passing through the content once (maybe twice) and just relaxing after that. It's always worked for me, but I wonder if that may be bad advice for others.
Posted 10/7/15
I'm the guy that put in a bit of work constantly so come exams it doesn't really mean much. No extra work, nothing to worry about, no stress. Easy peasy :^)
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I'm the guy who literally cannot not procrastinate; every fiber of my body tells me to do other things.
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I always studied hard the entire semester.

When it came time for mid-terms, it was just a quick review of material I had already learned. I always made a point of not studying the night before, opting for a quiet evening and a good nights sleep.
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I never studied in high school. I found that if I just paid attention in class, it was enough for me to know the material. I find it a little more difficult in college since we spend less time in class, so the professor can't cover everything. I have a bit of a hard time because I never developed good study habits in high school since I didn't need to study.
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Ya I didn't really start studying till I got to college. I went to study groups and crammed the night before, but that was about it.

As long as you always go to class, make sure you understand the material being taught, and do all the homework, there really isn't a need to study that much other than to review important concepts that will be on the test.
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Crammer, a little at a time over time would have prevented this.

That reminds me of a time when most of the class nervously tried to cram before a test. I on the other hand relaxed and chatted. Even the teacher was shocked that I got one of the highest scores. It was the test you see, if was very visual and I'm a visual learner. Most of it was a blank map that you had to fill it. I don't have a photographic memory but for things like that it was close enough.

I never studied at home. I did spend some time in the library but I didn't call that studying. I read a lot, before school and after school mostly for leisure. I suppose after a while something gets stuck in. I did my home work at school since I had to leave home really early in the mornings to miss the traffic. I carried on that habit in college and uni.

I go into exams quite relaxed. I either know my work or I don't that's it no cramming the night before will change that.
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Hahaha, I remember when I thought that studying for tests was hard. When I got out of school, that's when I learned what "hard" really was.
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sarteck wrote:

Hahaha, I remember when I thought that studying for tests was hard. When I got out of school, that's when I learned what "hard" really was.

No kidding.

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D'aww poor lil you, you have to study and it's sooooo harrrrrrrdddddd..... wahh wahhh wah
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The one thing I will say about finishing college in my late 30's

My oldest daughter had just started high school. After looking at my homework and watching me study every night, she never dared complain about her workload.
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