What you need is broad overview. Forget the details. You’re studying a machine and you need to “see it” function in your mind first.

What you need is broad overview. Forget the details. You’re studying a machine and you need to “see it” function in your mind first.
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They’re using words to describe movement of parts. These things are better described by animations. that you can zoom on.
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I know you can do it. I mean think about it: If you don’t know where the sensory-discriminative pathway is and how it connects to the greater scheme, how the heck are you gonna be able to describe the cars driving down its road?
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You’re freaking out right now. It’s normal. You can channel that tremendous energy you have right now if you make a quick plan of study and dive in. You’re not going to be able to sleep – you’re wired. You’ll be dead tired by exam time ANYWAY but once you’re around people, you’ll stay awake.
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What you need is a whole shit load “eurekas” to get you through it. Find a way to get passionate about the subject. Forget the exam and spend 1/2 hr on a popular youtube video that goes through the subject matter with incredible animations, an interesting speaker. Start basic: Some dude reminding you ho awesome the brain and the senses is. One minute science videos. Hit a few of those. Get excited again. Then go deeper until you feel inspired again instead of frustrated.
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Tomorrow is going to pass by whether you take the exam or not. Tonight is going to pass by whether you study or not. So, might as well do something with it. Allow you to surprise yourself.
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I’ve seen you on the forums – you’re damned capable of astounding things. Get the hell off of Facebook now. It’s forbidden until after the exam tomorrow.
Well, whatever you decide to do, whether it’s telling your parents and getting out of the exam, breaking your leg to get sent to the emergency room as a good excuse… or finding creative ways to get enthusiastic about the subject again – I’m behind you. The way they ‘do’ University is rough and it shouldn’t put people into the state of mind you’re in.
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Well, I’m no role model there. I ran out of $ for college. Was gonna do theoretical physics. I have no degree so work was tricky. I’m a pro at anything ‘computer’, so I did temporary work for years ’til I became invaluable and they had to hire me at a pharamceutical company for a few years. Would I have rather had a degree? Yeah. But I don’t know what it’s like because I’ve never been there, so I’m fine with this life route too ’cause it’s the one I’ve got.
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Yeah, I was very lucky. I could always find “that thing” that nobody else was good at and I became the expert at it. Even stock investing I was contrary, doing the opposite of everyboy else. That’s just my nature. Anyway, you’re on a good route and however you go about it, you got my like emoticon Thanks for coming to me.
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Your fundamentals are strong. It shows in your postings and your comments. Time doesn’t care: it’ll pass by no matter what. Right now I see little dots where you’re typing: that’s where you Time is going. Maybe it’s also going on a video and study, maybe it’s not. But tick-tock the clock just keeps pushing ahead and you fill it up with whatever you fill it up with.
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And yeah, optimistic cynicism fits well. I believe you can achieve your dreams in some way whatever they are yet dreams have lots of crappy parts that go with it. Anyway, I know you got the “it” in you. The “it” that can get through this period of time and be eating lunch tomorrow.
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