* = not freshman bio
So I just failed a biology test* and I was googling around and look at what I found:
Did this person basically just say that biologists are Ne, chemists are S's, physicists are Ti and the NFs/SPs just never really pay attention?Everybody's different, but I hope you get usable advice here.
My question is about your general approach to learning -
Do you first understand the concepts, which leads to grasping the details (common in biologists), or do you have to go through a lot of the details before the bigger concepts become clear (common in chemists)?
Do you need lots of examples to "get" the material (common in physicists), or is it critical that you understand how today's material is different from other material learned earlier (common in artists)?
If you strongly lean in one of these directions, but the exam-writer leans another way (I had this problem in organic chemistry, but I didn't know it at the time), you may need to tailor your studying toward their approach, so you know the material the way they know the material.
I thought it was humorous enough to post
I know for me that I have to "reach critical mass" when I study. I basically cross a threshold where I'm going to get a 100%, and before that point I'm going to metaphorically fail (C's etc). I'm never in the B range.
I cant study a little by little and "learn a little bit more each time". I have to "swallow" the material whole. I literally have to circle back over material enough times until it all seems to be "one unit of information". This goes for facts mainly. This is obviously a curse when it comes to classical biology where its lots of life cycles, normal names, genus, species etc...I just CANT FUCKING COMPARTMENTALIZE all this shit! they are all so damn similar! :steam:
Concepts... I usually learn those the first time they are presented...
I should have been a different major ...Kids DONT convince yourself that you're cut out for medschool!!! that place is for ISXJs!
If this is annoying memorization of sr year bio I cant even imagine how horrible medical school is...