all-nighter


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all-nighter

Graduate education A long, intense study session before an exam, intended to help a student maximize her grade in a particular subject, by studying all night; research suggests that memory retention is greatest after a good night's sleep than with an all-nighter. See Sleep hygiene.
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According to Earnest, here are some things to let students know about all-nighters.
The last hour at Allanton broke with tradition too, abandoning the records that usually ended all-nighters, including Dean Parrish's I'm On My Way.
The well-rested can catch up from the occasional all-nighter fairly easily.
how about having your precious naptime interrupted by that same jarring buzzer after you've pulled an all-nighter to get that term paper in on time.
I have not been one of Condoleezza Rice's big fans, but I very much admired her recent effort, including an all-nighter, in the negotiations that brought about the agreement giving the people of Gaza access to the outside world.
After an all-nighter in the recording studio, Fantasia--now 20 and working the single name--took a few moments to catch up with The Advocate and talk about her debut CD, Free Yourself (J/19/BMG).
He questioned why the defendant could give a detailed description of his all-nighter with Mr Bennett in Cardiff but was not able to remember seeing the father of two in his flat the following morning, on the day the savage attack took place.
Charles Digiglio of Carbon County, Pennsylvania, told Judge Roger Nanovic that he fell asleep while driving and crashed into a school bus because he'd pulled an all-nighter making counterfeit checks.
IF THIS WERE A CHARLIE KAUFMAN SCRIPT about me writing a review of Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman's new film Adaptation, I, Andrew Hultkrans, Artforum critic, would at this very moment be crawling the walls of my barren apartment like Gene Hackman at the end of The Conversation, mentally tracing not merely every single moment of my own life but every single moment of the entire history of the universe that, in evolutionary terms, led up to this all-nighter I'm pulling because I have to write a review of this diabolically unreviewable film called--it's been careening around my brain for weeks like a Super Ball in a Cuisinart, but I'll say it again--Adaptation.
We had more [customers] than we expected," Smotherman said of the store's first all-nighter.
Here's something radical: How about pulling an all-nighter in front of the Blessed Sacrament?
They might guess, however, that the fast food and candy gobbled down during an all-nighter are far worse for bodily health than are the lost hours of slumber.