my brain is full

I’ve been studying hardcore (or at least what I would call hardcore) for my quals for the last 11 days and I still feel like I know nothing.  It’s quite depressing.  It all boils down to the fact that I don’t really know how to study for this highly amorphous test.  I now have 85 days left until my quals and I don’t know if I’m making good progress or not.  I still don’t know how inhaled anesthetics work even though I already finished studying my Basics of Anesthesia book.  How am I supposed to remember everything 85 days from now when I can’t even remember things I learned only 7 days ago?  Gah.  I think I’m going crazy.

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