My MCAT Study Distraction List

My mcat study distraction list Leah4sci

I have trouble focusing. I have ADHD and many of my students do as well. In my case, it’s not severe enough to require medication. But enough to get in my way if I don’t focus 100%. As I sit and contemplate it, I think our instant-connection/notification-world has us ALL suffering from some form of […]

How To Avoid Blanking Out On Your Final Exams

avoid blanking out on exams

Weeks of preparation, countless hours of study and sleepless nights all boil down to this one exam. You’ve studied and prepared in every way you could. And you know you’re ready… Until you see your final exam. You attempt to read the first question… and you suddenly blank out! Somehow everything you’ve studied runs right […]

Newspaper Strategy For Increasing your MCAT Verbal (CARS) Score

Newspaper Strategy for MCAT Verbal Reasoning

The MCAT’s Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section is a challenge for many pre-med students. You may have spent your undergrad studying the sciences without much time for casual or academic reading. Also, unlike the sciences you are used to, you can’t study cold hard facts to improve your verbal (CARS) score. As an MCAT […]

The Secret to Conquering Study Procrastination

secret to conquering study procrastination

Picture this scenario. You know you have to study for a big exam, but you’re not confident with the material. You open your book to study, find yourself getting more and more frustrated, and just give up. You know you need to study, but keep finding good reasons to procrastinate until the day before the […]

The Secret To Effective Studying During Chores, Workouts, and Mundane Tasks

studying during mundane tasks - Leah Fisch

As a college student studying organic chemistry among a load of other courses, you are likely a very busy person! And if you’re like me, you probably feel guilty every time you do something that doesn’t involve studying! Every day you have many mundane tasks to complete. While you would prefer to be studying, you […]

How To Avoid Organic Chemistry Study Burnout

avoid organic chemistry study burnout

Study burnout – the fatal flaw the strikes organic chemistry students It’s the week before your organic chemistry exam and you have five chapters to cover in seven days. Plenty of time, right? You set an ambitious schedule to cover a chapter a day for the first five days. Being the good student that you […]

How Reading Your Organic Chemistry Textbook Prior To Lecture Can Save You Hours Of Study Time

Reading Your Organic Chemistry Textbook

Proper study habits take time to develop as a college student. Even the most conscientious students may not be aware of all that is required to properly succeed. As for reading your organic chemistry textbook? eh, that’s something you do the night before exams, right? WRONG!   Think about it what they told you during […]

3 Reasons to Take Notes In Class


In addition to paying attention in class, lecture notes can be your most powerful study resource. Yet many students don’t bother with it, thinking they can get necessary information from their textbook, PowerPoint presentation, or the student in the next row. This is not the case. Taking notes is not only about having a ‘set […]

Where you Sit MATTERS

where you sit matters

When it comes to high school or college seating arrangements, students can usually choose their own seats. Chances are you don’t give it a second thought and slide into the closest empty seat or perhaps a seat near your friend. While you are not confined to this seat, you likely wind up in the same […]