A sense of balance again
Finally my sleep schedule is back on track, my energy levels are on the rise, and my studies are improving. I had a very interesting chat with a fellow student today who has had an above 70% grade in the chemistry midterm. Not only did he study only the night before the exam, and got this grade, but he also has a rare, and extremely debilitating neural condition; he can’t read anything that requires flipping a page, and he can barely write on paper. His brain doesn’t process well anything spacial thinking, and when a piece of information is flipped, his brain glitches.
I was mesmerized. How could something with such a debilitating condition, that also works, and has a full cours load can get more than 70% in 1 night of study? So I asked him how he did it. He was kind enough to show me some of his methods of organizing information, and the important strategies to maximize all study time. He told me about his physics teacher in highschool that taught him how to learn, and how to be efficient with his time. His story, and tools inspired me so much. He is a real study hero, wow!
I’ll make sure to consult him more often, ask him to let me read his notes, and get a feel of his approach. Learning about unic people always fascinates me. His condition also is a fascinating neurological enigma. I bombarded him with questions, and we talk about the fusion of the area between the front lob, and the visual cortex, and how ir could potentially be at the source of his problem. He did mention it worsen at around nineteen, the same age range as schizophrenic people. I think he was pleasantly surprised at how I didn’t ask the typical questions, and came to science base speculations. He knows I’m all about the living. From neurology, to microbiology, I eat, sleep, and breath studying the living.
I think we may forge an interesting study partnership. I’ve already helped him by sending pictures of my chemistry book since his part of the students still waiting for theirs in backorder. He’s mega efficient studying ways, and my infinite curiosity will be a dynamic duo. Also, I think I truly won my first Go game as I alternated playing, and laundry at the laundromat today. I think this second half of the semester will be a lot of fun, and hopefully with better methods, I can take more classes in the semesters to come.