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    5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearing


    2. “Never stop studying.”

    My initial reaction: Now wait one second. Are you people using time machines?

    My original plan was study until I understand or pass out, whichever comes first. I am supposed to find a hobby while simultaneously studying 24/7. How am I supposed to do both?

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    Why it is still true

    This is a context misunderstanding. I think what most people mean is, “Don’t binge and purge your studies. That is not learning, that is being a parrot.”

    Undergraduate study tactics take on a binge-and-purge layout because it is not necessarily vital to remember music theory when you are a biology major. Compared to optometry school where everything matters, the source material is constantly changing, and there is no way to fully understand one subject without understanding the last. That was a shock to me, fresh out of a liberal arts school.

    Shelby May
    Shelby is a third-year student at Southern College of Optometry. She is particularly interested in Vision Therapy and Pediatrics. Any ...


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