Like you, I'm also doing the blocked schedule thing. I'm in Anatomy (ours are split) from 8a-noon30 one day a week. That includes lab time and lecture. I still have to know everything everyone else learns, but I have very limited time with my instructor and she cannot possibly cover everything in such a short time. I choose to teach myself ahead of class and use class time as a refresher and Q&A time. I take detailed notes from the book before class, as she does give us access to her powerpoints but they are skeletal at best (not very informative). This way I know what she's talking about before hand, and I'm not lost. I feel that if I'm not working ahead, I'll get behind. I'm studying hours upon hours a day for all my classes but I recognize its what I have to do to succeed. Go thru the book, pick out important info, summarize, make notes, study whenever you can. I review when doing various chores that require hands but not attention (laundry, dishes, making dinner, etc.). And as previous posters have said, you're not trying to memorize the info for this quiz, anyway. You're trying to understand it for your future (classes, profession, patients). You're gonna have to do it anyway. You're an adult and you will be treated as one, part of that is reliance on yourself. Can you do what needs to be done? sort of thing. Appropriate/innappropriate has nothing to do with it. You should go into every class expecting a quiz, instead of just doing what you think they expect.