Thursday, June 14, 2012

One More Month

One month.  One month till the big day.  It's really sneaking up like a freight train.  I have so much more material to cover in preparation for the exam.  It's daunting.  It may not be possible to adequately cover everything.  I may just have to be okay with that.  What else is there to do?  I'm not going to postpone my test.  I have to know that I have done a ton of passages.  I know the MCAT will try to get me out of my comfort zone.  Fortunately that doesn't really rattle me.  I mean, how much worse could it possibly be compared to the Berkeley Review passages?  Some of those are really nutty.

30 days.  I need to be done with content review in 2 weeks so I can take a bunch of the practice MCAT exams.  Wow.  I'm already burnt out.  My kids are tired of me studying all the time.  I never see my wife.  This is mentally and emotionally draining.  The hardest part of my day is opening a review book.  I put it off as long as possible to just give my brain a break.  I don't know how many people feel this way, but I feel like my brain is completely full.  It's like training for a marathon.  I keep building up my endurance in preparation for the big day, but I feel like I'm ready to drop.  I need someone to hand me a cup of Gatorade before I pass out.

Ok.  I guess I've put it off long enough... back to General Chemistry I suppose...


  1. I know exactly how you feel. I am 60 days away from my date and I am a week behind on my study schedule. I put off opening those books as well and am sometimes up until 3 or 4 in the morning. My wife and son barely recognize me. Good luck to you sir. I hope you are faring better than I am. Physics is the bane of my existence.

    1. It's good to know that there are others out there going through what I'm going through. It's reassuring. Kinda like Fievel...

      I agree that physics sux. I'm trying to just tell myself 30 more days... then it's over... 29...

      Good luck to you. I wish you and your family all the best.

    2. Keep at it. Knowing that you worked your butt off and did everything possible to learn the material will give you the confidence you need on test day. One month is a lot of time to improve and you'll be surprised how much you learn from the AAMCs.

      Good luck!

    3. I hope so! Thanks for the encouragement.