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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Exam Distractions


Isn't it funny how when you're studying for exams, you suddenly get all interested in writing, housework, blogging, and baking? That's me today!

I started the morning by organizing my reading. I have eight days to study not-so-much material, but very-heavy-to-read material. We're talking John Stuart Mill-heavy. I organized it so that I do such and such per day, no more and no less. That's what works best for me.

Today, I'm reading and taking notes on the least heavy subject. I'm about 3/4th through, but it's soooo difficult to get the last 1/4th done. Maybe because I just took a lunch break and lost that trans-like focus I get. All I can think about now is blogging, critiquing, rewriting my first chapter, and baking Christmas cookies. Which I'm totally doing after I've completed my 1/4th. 

It's so hard to get to it, but it's easy going once I'm there. Since I'm a fairly disciplined person, I will get this done today.

When I get like this, I organize myself via time. For example, I will start reading again at one PM, take a break at one thirty and such. Unless I'm in a trans...then I just continue. Okay! Enough procrastination. It's almost one PM!

What distracts you when you're studying for exams/trying to complete a project?

Task for the day: Study about DIY, make easier notes from the easy notes, listen to the online lecture, finish my creative writing portfolio, pick up the kids, and bake!


  1. To answer your question, everything and anything distracts me when I'm trying to get something done.

  2. Beautiful and I'm assuming yummy! So glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets an extreme "to do" list in my head when I need to work.
    Have a great one!

  3. It sure as heck isn't house cleaning. I find myself getting pulled into the TV. I was trying to finish my Nano project last night, but instead I watched Casablanca. Don't ask me why, I've seen it a dozen times, but it was there.

  4. Usually, when I'm trying to complete a project, there will be at least one crisis. It never fails. Sometimes more than one. Like now....

  5. I'm just busily thinking about cookies.....