Saturday, May 24, 2014

ISP Blur

I hardly ever know what day it is.

Officially 2.14 weeks into my Intensive Study Period (ISP). Took a $60 practice (4-hour-long) Step 1 exam yesterday. Score went gone up 27 points from the diagnostic one I took at the beginning of my ISP. Hoping that's a good increase. Hoping to increase a bit more over the next 3 weeks. Hoping to not burn out...

Currently doing 100-120 practice questions/day with Pharm flashcards and the equivalent of 150-200 pages of reading between First Aid and question explanations. 8-12 hours/day of at-the-desk, distractionless (phone off, deactivated Facebook, email closed) time spent studying, not including breaks, six days per week.

This is the most rigorous / mentally straining period of study I've ever experienced.

Every night my brain feels full.

Three. More. Weeks.

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