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What time is it?

  1. Dec 16, 2006 #1
    I have an exam tomorrow and im pulling an all nighter, this is fun. All I need is a 61% to get an A, but I had to study for other stuff and so now I am cramming in all these dumb facts about materials. Weeee I hate school.

    BTW, it is currently 2:34 am, and im talking to myself.
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  3. Dec 16, 2006 #2
    Think of what the people taking 17 credits are feeling :smile:
  4. Dec 16, 2006 #3
    Too bad for them, dont take so many credits then.
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  5. Dec 16, 2006 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    shut-up, log off, and study. :grumpy:

    Good luck. :biggrin:
  6. Dec 16, 2006 #5
    let's debate this, Ivan. :rofl:

    I'm trying to memorize this stuff, but memorization is just STUPID!

    BTW: 2:52 AM.

    I honestly thought I was done with meorization when I finished all my elective courses. This is pathetic.
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  7. Dec 16, 2006 #6


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    Actually, what's pitiful is that you're in university and still can't spell 'memorisation'. As the old guy said, shut up and go to sleep (or study; same difference at this point).
  8. Dec 16, 2006 #7
    Sleep is for the weak.
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  9. Dec 16, 2006 #8


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    Might I remind you that cats are the most perfect killing machines on the planet (and don't bring up sharks, because their scope is limited), and they spend about 80% of their lives sleeping. :tongue:
  10. Dec 16, 2006 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    I see that you're still online. Do I need to put you on a 24 hour ban?
  11. Dec 16, 2006 #10


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    I thought that Mitchum was the 24 hour brand.
  12. Dec 16, 2006 #11
    5:00 am, and the party is just getting started.

    Ban, you can try. I am in the school library, aka 50+ computers all that I can make new bogus login names :devil:
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  13. Dec 16, 2006 #12
    I have really bad memories about all nighters and tests... I once pulled an all nighter before a 6 hour test... Lets just say that the 5 extra hours of studying didn't help. lol. Good luck on your exam though!
  14. Dec 16, 2006 #13
    What time is your test?
  15. Dec 16, 2006 #14
    8:00 am

    It is now 5:34 am. Right now my heart is pumping Red bull and Sobe. I do not feel tired.

    I have the will to get above a 60% right now. I could get a C if I just wrote my name on the exam and turned it in, lol. That would be funny. Id get a B if I answered like two or three problems. Im just planning on getting partial credit everywhere and winding up with hopefully a 68-70%.
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  16. Dec 16, 2006 #15
    That's not too bad then.

    I hate cramming, especially when it is pure memorization. Such as social studies (still in HS).
  17. Dec 16, 2006 #16
    The trick to memorizing things is making up patterns. For instance:

    [tex] L= \alpha + \beta [/tex]

    [tex] \gamma = \alpha + \beta [/tex]

    [tex] L+ \gamma = \alpha [/tex]

    [tex] \gamma+ \beta = \alpha [/tex]

    Now, I could try to memorize all these RxNs, but I'm not going to. I am going to notice that the first two result in the same thing on the RHS, and the last two also have the same thing. Now I notice that the first one is just an L, and all the rest have a gamma in them. If I go down two I put in another L, and for the last one the only piece missing is the beta, so it has to be gamma and beta goes to alpha. I make up tons of these little 'tricks' so that I dont just memorize things.

    Try it, it works.
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  18. Dec 16, 2006 #17


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    In the past 40 hours, I've had (at most) 3 hours of sleep. What's scaring me is that I don't feel tired at all, even though I had 2 finals about 10 hours ago.
  19. Dec 16, 2006 #18
    Yea, I usually try to do that too when trying to memorize stuff. I also find that if you can attach a story or at least an image to something you are trying to memorize it makes it much easier. I have only a couple of weeks til I gotta start studying hard for diploma exams. :frown: Although I doubt I even need to study for physics/math/calculus... it's just the social I am scared of. Seeing as your test is in 1.5 hrs, I will wish you one last good luck before you have to go. Tell me how it went afterwards.
  20. Dec 16, 2006 #19
    Morphism. Go to bed! :)
  21. Dec 16, 2006 #20
    I still have lots of time, and I'm not even tired. I think after this semester I consumed enough caffeine to keep me awake for the next two months.

    I think I know a good 70-80% of the material by now. Enough to get me that 62% I need.

    6:34 am, yummy.
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