Advice given to my son on how to study for college/grad school

When I was in the military, I learned a saying.  “Never run when you can walk, never walk when you can stand, never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down.”  Unfortunately college and medical school require a lot of running (in the academic sense).  To get enough time to study, you need to take advantage of a lot of time-saving strategies.  One method is the Bohemian method.  It never appealed to me.  This method involves never taking the time to bathe and even studying while in the bathroom.  Even if the BO and scruffy appearance didn’t warn you, you could tell a bohemian studier from the way they walked after long “leg numbing” study sessions in the john.  “Yep, that problem set was a leg number fer shore.”  Sorry, that was not my style.  I did stop shaving and grew long hair and a beard to see if it would save time but it was too much trouble to comb and push out of my eyes.  However, the one benefit was that if I was hungry or thirsty, I could pick a few crumbs out of the beard or squeeze out some “beard juice” (depending on lunch, water fountain availability,  and ice cream social, could have various combinations of water, soft drinks, ice cream toppings and watermelon juice).  I found it better however to use the Nortonized method.  More on that next time.

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