Why is this so painful!! - page 2

Why is it, when you know you need to study, you just can't seem to focus! No matter what I do, where I go, how hard I try I can't study for this political science class! My final is on Friday and... Read More

  1. by   StacyC417
    I am so horrible keeping up with school, and I just started. I did an online math class this summer, and out of the 5 weeks the class was "in session", I looked in the book a total of about 4 days (the two days before the midterm, and the two days before the final) Guess that's why I got a C, lol!
  2. by   iliel
    John, thanks for the tips! I'll try some out this semsters.
    I'm with you on the cleaning, I had to study yesterday and I decided that, now, I had to have a clean office. Funny how that works. I also like studying in the car, but the only time I can do it is in winter, I'll overheat my car with the A/C on!!!
  3. by   KarenAR
    I second the idea about going to a bookstore to study. I tried studying at the library, thinking it would be good because there are no distractions. However, the study room at my library is too quiet and I ended up fighting off sleep the whole time. So I tried going to Borders and studying in the cafe section. This usually worked well because I did not have the distractions of home, but there was enough background noise to keep me awake. And little diversions (coffee, a little people watching, browsing) were right there for the taking when I needed a break/refresher.

    Plus, you can browse through the nursing books while there and then you feel like you're still doing something somewhat productive even while you're on break. Since you are having a hard time with political science, it might be helpful to browse through the politics section while there - maybe you will find a book that's more interesting to flip through and that might bring some more life to the subject for you.

    Good luck - you can do it! I am a terrible procrastinator, but I graduate on Sunday so I'm living proof that it can be done!
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If it's anything like our bookstores it's notexactly quiet due to the stinkin coffee shops inside. The library is the only place they will throw out the loudmouths.
  5. by   rnnurse2be
    Normal normal normal too!

    My Dh was Just asking Why the house was messy... nuthin for dinner...and I wasnt in school! LOL LOL
    I told him I needed a BREAK...and time w/ my boys in the summer!

    I too, when under pressure finding myslef NEVER STOPPING... I think thats why I am so Blahhh this summer about ANYTHING getting done. I figured, why pressure myself when that will be my full time job once school begins!

    Glad to see there are so many of us here! LOL