To Drink Coffe or not to Drink Coffee

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To Drink Coffe or not to Drink Coffee

by Mr_T » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:16 pm
Hello all,

I've seen a couple of posts about drinking coffee but my question is slightly different. I'm planning to the GMAT in about a month and I will be able to study full time since I've taken the month off. From what I have read, it is not recommended to drink coffee or tea before the exam because you will get a "down" midway through the exam. However, what about during study time? I focus a lot better when I have a couple of cups in my system. Now... I know that I should try to simulate the same type of environment, but I will retain less if I am not 100% focused.

How about if I continue to drink coffee for the first few weeks of studying and then stop so that my body can adapt.
I know...I know...this seems unimportant, but I think every little detail counts.

Thanks

Mr T

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by Giorgio » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:32 pm
Oh my gosh, C'mon , you don't need to think so much about these details , more you think , more nervous you'll become during your exam, while trying to remember what you have done from those details and what not.

Relax , and try to focus on studying rather than building up your exact test enviroment around you during the next month!

Cheers !

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by riteshbindal » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:38 pm
Mr_T wrote:Hello all,

I've seen a couple of posts about drinking coffee but my question is slightly different. I'm planning to the GMAT in about a month and I will be able to study full time since I've taken the month off. From what I have read, it is not recommended to drink coffee or tea before the exam because you will get a "down" midway through the exam. However, what about during study time? I focus a lot better when I have a couple of cups in my system. Now... I know that I should try to simulate the same type of environment, but I will retain less if I am not 100% focused.

How about if I continue to drink coffee for the first few weeks of studying and then stop so that my body can adapt.
I know...I know...this seems unimportant, but I think every little detail counts.

Thanks

Mr T
I would just like to say that take your real test in the same manner as you take tests at home. You shouldn't change the habits drastically while taking test. You never know how new tactic will affect your peformance.

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by vivecan2005 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:35 pm
Mr_T wrote:Hello all,

I've seen a couple of posts about drinking coffee but my question is slightly different. I'm planning to the GMAT in about a month and I will be able to study full time since I've taken the month off. From what I have read, it is not recommended to drink coffee or tea before the exam because you will get a "down" midway through the exam. However, what about during study time? I focus a lot better when I have a couple of cups in my system. Now... I know that I should try to simulate the same type of environment, but I will retain less if I am not 100% focused.

How about if I continue to drink coffee for the first few weeks of studying and then stop so that my body can adapt.
I know...I know...this seems unimportant, but I think every little detail counts.

Thanks

Mr T
Jesus! It is climax of nervousness! Just be normal, relax and prepared. I will suggest bang your girlriend, have a great party, watch movie and then next day appear in exam. Just do the actual test practice at home as many as times.

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by t3chn0n3rd » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:03 pm
Maybe you could substitute hot tea.