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Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:22 am

Hi all,

I'm currently halfway through my first all-nighter, studying my arse off for a Calculus exam at 8am tomorrow (today). Thus far I've been doing alright, though I still have about 5 hours to go until the test. I've been assisted so far by 19 hours of sleep last night (I know, I was feeling especially lazy), a cup of chai tea at about 10pm, and a Red Bull (mistake!) at 11:30. I think I'm going to make a mug of hot chocolate now, having taken a brief break from studying to walk around the dorm and go online briefly.

Any tips or tricks you use toward sunrise to give yourself the last bit of energy to push through?

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:36 am

I'm working on my 4th all-nighter in the past 10 days. If it's the first time you've done it I'd drink a lot of coffee, that's how I used to get by. But I pull them so often now it's no problem. The more you do them, the easier they get. I also used to like to keep my room cold, A/C or a window cracked open in the winter seems to help me.

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:08 am



Quoting N243NW (Thread starter):

Shouldnt be sleep the best way to be prepared for a test? I usually stopped studying at 6pm the day before my exam! then just relaxed and had a good sleep at night so that I can be relaxed when starting the test  Wink

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:54 am

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:55 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 2):
Shouldnt be sleep the best way to be prepared for a test? I usually stopped studying at 6pm the day before my exam! then just relaxed and had a good sleep at night so that I can be relaxed when starting the test

Depends on people. My brain literally wakes up and goes into almost Einstein mode at night. Therefore the bulk of my studies was done at night. Also the fact that it's quiet helps.

Some bodies accept it better than others. To the thread starter, the solution is very very easy. Just drink coffee. If you're not accustomed to coffee, it'll keep you in hyper mode for hours.


I used to sleep at 10pm or go out, and wake up (or come back) at 2am, have a mild coffee and study. Perhaps 10 times a year for 5 years.. and maybe 5 times a year for the other five years...

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:59 am



Quoting Kay (Reply 4):
Depends on people. My brain literally wakes up and goes into almost Einstein mode at night. Therefore the bulk of my studies was done at night. Also the fact that it's quiet helps.

Some bodies accept it better than others. To the thread starter, the solution is very very easy. Just drink coffee. If you're not accustomed to coffee, it'll keep you in hyper mode for hours.

I'm like you, except that I wouldn't ever use the word Einstein and my brain in the same sentence. But I generally start doing my school work between 10pm and 11pm and then work through 7am to 8am. I generally go to bed as the sun is coming up.

Coffee no longer works for me, but I'm just so used to staying up for 30 hour stretches that it's pretty simple.
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:02 pm



Quoting Kay (Reply 4):
Depends on people. My brain literally wakes up and goes into almost Einstein mode at night. Therefore the bulk of my studies was done at night. Also the fact that it's quiet helps.

Yeah, true! but the night BEFORE the test?! isnt it a little late to do an all nighter to study the rest? You should be prepared by that already Big grin
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:15 pm

Invite the girlfriend over for study relief and a good shower quickie before going off to the exam....oh wait, this is a.net.
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:20 pm



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 5):
I'm like you, except that I wouldn't ever use the word Einstein and my brain in the same sentence. But I generally start doing my school work between 10pm and 11pm and then work through 7am to 8am. I generally go to bed as the sun is coming up.

Yep, that's how it's done!  Smile Sounds like me.
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Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 6):
Yeah, true! but the night BEFORE the test?! isnt it a little late to do an all nighter to study the rest? You should be prepared by that already

You're absolutely right. I'd start chapters that other students had long gone over several times already, and were now fast asleep. But I always was a last minute kind of person, especially because it somehow worked well.
In the working life, of course, this doesn't happen often anymore, if at all.

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:25 pm

*I will not sound like my parents* *I will not sound like my parents* *I will not sound like my parents*.....

Drink a cup of coffee.  coffee  Then chase it down with a glass of real orange juice (no punch) a few minutes later. (Wait a few minutes so the orange juice doesn't curdle with the cream in your coffee.)

Alternate between coffee and orange juice all night (have something light to eat 1/2 way through) and the following day and you should remain sharp and awake. Don't eat anything heavy or with to many carbohydrates. (Although I don't think I could this that now.... I'm just too sane- or old!)

The reason for this is that the way caffeine works in coffee is that it affects your liver, the great sump in your body. Once the caffeine enters your bloodstream, it flushes out the sugar that's sitting in your liver- giving you that temporary rush of being awake.

Then, to avoid the post-coffee crash, drink a glass of orange juice within a few minutes of having your coffee. Now your liver detects too much sugar in your bloodstream because of the sugar it just released plus the sugars in the juice and extracts the excess sugar out and stores it. Now you have a new surplus supply of pure sugar waiting in your liver for the next cup of coffee.

After a while the coffee no longer has the same effect and simply makes you feel crappy because.... there's no sugar left in your liver and you now have nothing left in the liver to bind with the caffeine. It just makes you feel yucky and you get the shakes.

I went 24 hours+ sometimes on this formula and for the most part, although my reaction time was somewhat slower when I was getting up to 36 hours (I felt somewhat lethargic), I felt pretty good and could function well.  thumbsup 

So it's just a matter of alternating between coffee and orange juice. I'd just not recommend doing it too often.... (Doh! Did I just sound like my parents?!)

I am really, really surprised that students (especially biology or chemistry students) don't know or at least share this....
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:18 pm

Avoid Coffee.
I work Nights from last 11 yrs.
Have a lot of Water.
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:31 pm

Drink a lot. Prefer tea to coffee.

Take a walk. The colder it is, the better.

Stay away from other people, especially your girlfriend. Don't even think of sex. Don't study on your bed, it'll exercise an irresistible pull on your body. Don't masturbate - it'll only make you sleepier. (Anyway, sex of any kind is pretty much impossible when your head is full of calculus. ) Don't turn on any music. When taking a break, don't surf the internet.

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:55 pm



Quoting Czbbflier (Reply 9):
So it's just a matter of alternating between coffee and orange juice.

Sounds interesting! Could you elaborate on how many "few minutes" you'd recommend to take in between coffee and juice? Surely you won't study a lot if you gotta rush to the toilet every 20mins Big grin
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:59 pm

I love all-nighters...though my body hates me for 'em. Usually I like to study at night because it's just so quiet and peaceful Big grin I'm currently entering my final exams week (woot! woot!) and I'm totally prepared for numerous all nighters!  tongue  I figure I can sleep on the 4-hr flight from SMF to JFK once I'm done with all of my exams...LOL!

I take energy shots (half bottle every 2.5 hrs) and drink lots of water. I also have a bad habit of smoking but then nicotine keeps me awake so...whatever.  Smile

This is what I went through this past week...3 all nighters (to do two research papers, one legal argment paper, and two "midterms" the week before finals) Big grin I drink a bottle during the day to make sure I don't fall asleep in lectures.

Caution: It's extremely unhealthy...but if that can get me an A or B in class, I'm all for it  tongue !!

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:01 pm



Quoting Toast (Reply 11):
Don't even think of sex.



Quoting Toast (Reply 11):
Don't masturbate - it'll only make you sleepier

WTF Big grin whenever I studied it never came to my mind to get in on. Big grin


My advise is not to overuse coffee or any other caffeine drink. Vitamin C is a very good alternate. I always drink a lot of Vit C during my nightshifts at work and it works perfect.  Smile Never sit to long ( as Toast mentioned) walk around and leave the window open for fresh air. All the best and have fun.  Smile
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:06 pm



Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 13):
I take energy shots (half bottle every 2.5 hrs) and drink lots of water. I also have a bad habit of smoking but then nicotine keeps me awake so...whatever.

This is what I went through this past week...

When you're young everything is possible, but I hope one day in 5 years you'll look back and say "what a load of crap on that table!!!!!!"  Smile

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:13 pm



Quoting OHLHD (Reply 14):
WTF Big grin whenever I studied it never came to my mind to get in on.

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:15 pm



Quoting Kay (Reply 15):
When you're young everything is possible, but I hope one day in 5 years you'll look back and say "what a load of crap on that table!!!!!!

LOL! I know Big grin This energy shot thingy is supposedly considered better alternative cus it actually don't have that much caffeine. The content is mostly vitamin B6 and B12 (of course, there are taurine and some crap in there too) LOL! I'm hoping after I'm done with my undergrad, I won't have to pull these crap again! Big grin But then law school might require more.  sigh 
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RE: Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:08 pm



Quoting JCKastrup (Reply 3):
red bul - red bull - red bull - red bull

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:14 pm

Before I hit the hay last night, I had received about 10 hours of sleep in the last 65 hours. Nothing like finishing the semester to put you into that Chritsmas spirit!  Yeah sure I highly reccomend loud music, coffee, some coffee, more coffee, and a little bit more coffee when pulling an all nighter. And mix it strong! You'll have to get up and pee a lot, but the action of getting up and walking around does much to keep you awake. Also, don't do your homework in your bed! I would prop myself up with a pillow and do homework, but everytime I would just fall asleep and wake up to my alarm hours later. Good luck until Christmas break! I am working my rear off, about to fall asleep, and my weekend is going to be no more leisurely than the rest of my week!  Sad I just wanna hibernate and wake up in the spring!

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:52 pm

I used to leave the windows open and make sure I got cold air which kept me awake. Also strong coffee and Pro plus tablets ( I know its not PC) but it did the trick !! A mate of mine used to smoke herbal cigarettes and said it helped him !!
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:53 pm



Quoting Kay (Reply 4):
Depends on people. My brain literally wakes up and goes into almost Einstein mode at night. Therefore the bulk of my studies was done at night. Also the fact that it's quiet helps.

Just how I am working through my degree currently. I start work about 10/11pm and my brain is 'on fire' intil about 7/8am when I usually hit the hay or go onto my 8 in 48 sleep pattern.

For an all nighter you must avoid alcohol at all costs, will only make you tired and dehydrated. Coffee is good for a quick fix, but will leave you tired afterwards, instead drink lots of water and try to keep your sugar levels high by perhaps snacking on some chocolate.


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Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:10 pm

Fresh air, fresh air and more fresh air...no matter how cold. (An open window is healthier for you anyway than being in a locked-up place breathing stale air)
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RE: Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:00 pm

A lot of good advice. My only suggestion is don't be tempted to lie down in bed. I had the displeasure of waking up 30 min after my A-level history exam had started.  Sad
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:32 pm

I've pulled quite a few all nighters. Although many people need caffeine, there are many much better, ways to stay up id you have a test coming up. While caffeine does improve short term memory, more complex functions are inhibited. While caffeine helps you focus, it locks the brain in whatever is being focused on, and anything outside that train of thought becomes much harder to recall.

If you know that you're going to be doing complex things on a test (Instead of, say, multiple choice.), or dealing with abstract thoughts, it's probably best not to overload on caffeine.

Here are some good ideas:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 21):

For an all nighter you must avoid alcohol at all costs, will only make you tired and dehydrated. Coffee is good for a quick fix, but will leave you tired afterwards, instead drink lots of water and try to keep your sugar levels high by perhaps snacking on some chocolate.



Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
I used to leave the windows open and make sure I got cold air which kept me awake.

Anyway, if you aren't addicted, you can pull all nighters without the help of drugs. Good luck anyway. (To me also, blast finals!)
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:33 pm

The only tip i can offer for doing an all nighter, is learn not to need to do one again.
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:38 pm



Quoting JCKastrup (Reply 3):
red bul - red bull - red bull - red bull

Too much Red Bull makes me hyper.

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:43 pm

LMAO. Ryan, I did the same last night studying for my Theatre final (I know what you're thinking, but I was close to a C in the class... didn't really have a choice). My supply kit included 48 ounces of Monster (tastes soo much better than Redbull), a pack of cigarettes, and 3 potato&egg tacos when the food court opened at 6. haha

Although, to be honest, mine wasn't a true all-nighter; I took a nap from 9-11 before my final at noon. Anyways, I'm pretty sure with extra credit I got a 100 on the exam, which would actually get me an A in the class! And now I have a dead week until another final on Thurs.. which means this weekend will be absolutely ridiculous. Cheers!

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:02 am

Thanks so much for the input, everyone!

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 25):
The only tip i can offer for doing an all nighter, is learn not to need to do one again.

I can't agree more.

I never want to pull one of those again. Although I was able to study all night with the help of some more tea and a filling breakfast (I hate coffee), my body was trembling with the caffeine I had put through it (and I am still slightly "buzzed" as I type this, even though I don't believe I had a ton of stuff to drink). I think I put my body through torture...during the exams (yes, there was a Statics exam immediately afterwards), I felt uptight and jittery, and I immediately went to bed at 10am, taking a nap until 5pm.

In hindsight, I should have had less caffeine and more sugar and vitamin C...I have more than half a gallon of orange juice in my fridge and never even thought to get it out. And although I studied for the majority of the night on my futon, I couldn't even think of sleep, drugs, or sex.

I think the best thing that last night taught me was that although I did better on the exam than I would have if I hadn't studied at all, nothing compares to knowing the material days or weeks in advance and letting it sink in instead of regurgitating it mere hours after learning it. There were also times throughout the night where I wish I had asked the professor what he meant by a certain idea or procedure or gotten some clarification from a friend. That's the main advantage I would have had if I had done all my homework and prepared more.

Lastly, the night left me feeling quite awake, but jittery, scatterbrained, and in a bad mood...hardly the mindset I want to enter a testing situation in in the future.

My advice after completing one? Learn to function without needing to do it. My sleep schedule will probably be messed up for the rest of the weekend and I still have a week of exams left. I just hope I can have the foresight to get off my arse and actually study more ahead of time for these finals.

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:57 am



Quoting N243NW (Thread starter):
a cup of chai tea

Tea tea huh? Works double that way?  Wink

Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 13):

Caution: It's extremely unhealthy...but if that can get me an A or B in class, I'm all for it tongue !!

Actually, that stuff isn't particularly unhealthy at all, and it works

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 14):
Vitamin C is a very good alternate.

Total agreement, but I would add that the best way to do it is to use packets of Emergen-C, which is an effervescent form of the vitamin with an additional mineral complex. Also good to have one just before your exam.
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:15 am

Ahhhh....One all-nighter this semester....that was a few nights ago... Went to bed...layed there...thinking about my project...got up...and worked on it untill my alarm went off to get up. I didn't even realize what I had done. Oh well. I'm done. In my degree the stressful part was the last two weeks. Finals? Bah... Three tests next week, and then I'm a college graduate. I wonder in the grown-up world if we wipe our asses the same way...  scratchchin  Do they hand you a book on how to be an adult?  Wink
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:17 am

I can't do math while tired so I don't study math after 9 pm. I always try to get enough sleep before exams. Especially math exams. I have a calculus exam on Monday and I am studying myself.

When you sleep your brain is actively trying to sort through what you have learned during the day. Especially math you don't understand it until your brain has had enough time to understand it. You might say that while you sleep your brain is indexing the information that you have learned. This is why you should never deprive yourself of sleep, especially when it comes to exams. It will in many cases do more harm than otherwise.
 
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:54 am

A lot of water and garnola bars.

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:01 am

Sleep... The most underrated college activity..  Silly
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:15 am

The only time I have done an all nighter is when I had to turn in a term paper and homework portfolio for the semester in my college english class that was rough.

Other than that I try top get a good night sleep before the weekned and get up early. Right now I'm taking Managerial Accounting & Aerodynamics through Embry-Riddle. The Aerodynamics class started pretty easy and our professor said he wasn't going to expect us to be math wizzes if we had problems he would be leniant. However that has not turned out to be the case. We have been working Bernoulli's Equation or the Continuity Equation because it counts as a big chunk of our grade sheesh our final in that class is wednesday this already reminds me of Physics 2.0 for aviation but seriously. 1/4 of my degree has turned out to involve math of some sort and this is not including my Math cycle core classes I had to take.(College Algebra, Trig, Geometry Pre-calculas, then off to Business Statistics (which I really liked for a math class) Then not part of my math cycle Physics was one of my top two hardest classes last year this time the professor used to work in a nuclear plant as a engineer. He used to get googly eyed after talking about nuclear physics

Not to mention I have to work my take home open book Accounting final have it turned in by next sunday along with my class project for accounting we are doing a comparisen of two different cruise line financial statements.  Wow!

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:14 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 29):
Tea tea huh? Works double that way?

Whoops...thanks for catching that!

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 33):
Sleep... The most underrated college activity..

Thanks Jake...I should use that more.

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:26 am

Here's an honest survival tip- avoid all-nights in the future.

I'm a junior at ERAU. I've never pulled an all-nighter for studying for a test and only once for a group project (after which, I promised myself never again), and yet I'm still carrying a 3.5 in Aerospace Engineering, so I figure I'm doing something right. You have to learn to balance your time. I don't work, so that probably helps, but I do have ROTC committments. The best all-nighter tip is just to avoid them. Period. Personally, I find I'm better going into a test rested than staying up all night cramming and taking the test dead tired.
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RE: Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:19 am

I work midnights.. So I pull an all nighter every night. My advice is this:

-Avoid energy drinks until absolutely necessary.. The crash is worse than just being tired

-Don't be afraid of a power nap

-Mountain Dew MDX instead of Red Bull- keeps you up, tastes less gross, and doesn't destroy my stomach

-Tea instead of coffee.. seems to go down smoother and cause less gastrich distress

-Take frequent breaks and go for a 15 minute walk... outside if possible

-Cold water works well too- in shower form or splashed on your face

-If you can't nap and feel yourself dozing set an alarm for every 15 minutes
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RE: Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:34 am

Don't do all nighters. Next semester keep up with the workload and work on memorization of equations or other important data. I did both my BS and MS as a full time student and NEVER did an all nighter. In fact, I always got a good night of sleep and a good breakfast on exam day.

The one time that I took an exam following a short night of sleep, the professor had to wake me up three or four times. The reason that I was short of sleep was that a friend of mine had unexpectedly passed away. I couldn't make it to the funeral service, as it was scheduled for the day of the exam but there was a visitation scheduled for the evening before. Mom and I made the 200+ mile round trip from CHA to ATL, getting home well after midnight. I mentioned this to the professor (rather nice fellow) and he didn't flunk me.

That said, since you have chosen to pull said all nighter, take a break every so often and move around. That should help keep you awake. When I was driving coaches between Tucson and LA, most of the trips were overnight one or both ways. I'd keep a bucket of ice water at my feet and would dip my hand into it and moisten my face to keep alert. I would also make two safety stops during the night to inspect the coach (check lights, tires, etc.). That would get me back in driving condition by the time I completed the safety check and log work.
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RE: Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:44 am

I'm just gonna put it this way: the least I stress out about a test, the better I do.

I NEVER do all nighters, the stress and lack of proper rest does more harm than good.

It really upsets me when people just lock themselves up in their rooms all day and all night studying the living shit out of themselves, its unnecessary and unhealthy.

In my case, I don't wing it, but I don't consider it the end of the world either.

For me, and most other people I've known, over-studying is just as harmful as not studying at all.

Took me lots of convincing on my behalf to get my friends to comprehend that fact, and alas, they are much better now in grades and less stressed.

Of course this doesn't apply to everybody.

I read an excellent report on over studying but I can not find it. Pretty much said that it does little to nothing for your grade and plenty of hurt to your mindset for the test.

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RE: Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:42 pm



Quoting N243NW (Reply 35):
Thanks Jake...I should use that more.

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RE: Tips For Surviving An All-Nighter?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:48 pm

Man I don't recommend doing and all night then going to do a Calculus exam. The key to passing most Math exams, is doing practice exercises over a stretch of a few days, understanding the basic principles of whatever theme you are covering, sleep well and be relaxed upon entering the exam room. Sorry, but being tired, and stressed does not help at all. Sometimes when are tired, and you try to a math exam, you simply blank out in the room, stuff you know very well how to do, just slips you, and just like you mess up your exam.

For any other reason, pulling all nighter is easy, by just keeping yourself active. If you have to be at a desk, ever so often get up stretch, wash your face, go for a walk or something, and then continue your work.
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