I have learned to block out distractions at home and elsewhere. The Library has been an absolute blessing and a home away from home....Cannot explain the pleasure of being able to get work done without distractions. It makes a real difference when you can read and stay focused. I'm just expecting great grades for every class. Diligence makes the difference. I study better at nite. I'm really not a morning person but can stay up all nite to read and study. I really enjoy night hours and the stillness when everyone is sleeping. Seems so natural.
My chemistry professor is a mess...She is a little anal and really sort of demands a little too much. It's a little crazy but she has this thing where she give .25, .5, and whole credit for assignments. I don't know, go figure....as long as I keep plugging away I'm expecting a good grade, especially when there are only two of us left in the class.....yep you read it right 2 of us left in the class....I'ts a little strange but what do I care. Anyway, I turned in a few assignments and she actually critiqued every piece of it. I thought that just having the answers correct meant more than anything....Oh well maybe it's me but some of them can demand so much....
The physics book we are using seems so inferior. It really is like elementary reading. I'm not sure if that is the most annoying part or the fact that the book itself has so much rambling in it that I skip most of that and get right down to the business of actual physics. I was warned of some of the errors in the book and silliness. The friend that I bought the book from took the class before me and said that it is not a good book...He actually bought other books to accommodate this one and learn more. I just hope that I am not being short changed in the learning process because of this book. I really do need physics for the MCAT and that's ALLLLLL....Medical School will not reflect on any of this science at all. In-fact, during the basic science stage (first 2 years) the basic sciences do not include physics but advanced biochemistry and other medically related biomedical sciences. Not basic physics... Here is a list of typical 1st and 2nd year basic medical school sciences -