So when do you find time to study and write papers??? - page 2

I have already come to the conclusion that my social life ended on Monday. But, this is "eye bleeding" reading! When to you find time to study and write papers? I read for six hours straight while... Read More

  1. by   cathiep
    The papers tend to lightenup the further along you get but the reading NEVER stops. I just try to skim before class and then go back and make notes on important topics. You get into a groove with the reading. After the first test way back in fundamentals, I knew more of what they were looking for and was able to focus my studies.

  2. by   redraccoon
    skim first, note second
    Yep, no social life unless you count study groups

    ohya... sleep is for the weak

    Just kidding... you'll figure it out. Just hang in there!
  3. by   hikernurse
    I drag my books everywhere. It's amazing how much reading you can get done in five minute increments while waiting to drop kids off at school, in the corner at family parties (sometimes someone will feel sorry for you and bring you a plate of goodies), at stop lights--but only when I'm really desperate. I highlight as I go, so I don't have to worry about losing my place.

    Besides, even if I don't get a chance to read, at least my biceps are feeling the benefit of my humongous med/surg book
  4. by   allthingsbright
    All I have done since last Tues is read, go to class, study for tests (already had two), fill in outlines, got to clinical and clinical orientation, write a 5 pp paper, write drug cards, study skills (IV, heart and lung sounds, newborn assessment), rewrite notes (messy ones anyway), look up powerpoints, etc etc. FOR 8 DAYS STRAIGHT I have not stopped--I get a break this thurs, thank god--that is after a two hour lecture tomorrow followed by an 8 hr clinical tomorrow evening...

    I dont know how I am doing it, but I am....
    Last edit by allthingsbright on Aug 29, '06