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How many hours do you anticipate studying per day?

1-2
 6 (9.4%)
3-4
 25 (39.1%)
5-6
 18 (28.1%)
7-8
 2 (3.1%)
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 3 (4.7%)
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tobias

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hours of studying/day
« on: July 11, 2006, 08:55:19 AM »
I'm curious...

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 09:16:21 AM »
you should put an option so we can just see the results without having to vote.  my.02

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 09:52:31 AM »
done...thanks for the tip

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006, 06:23:03 PM »
A lot of those 3-4 hour people are gonna end up in the 5-6 hour range.  Considering that you'll probably have about 3-5 hours of class per day, that's still only an 8-11 hour work day, so it's not as much as it seems.  Or are we averaging this out over the weekend as well?  That might get it down to 3-4 per day.

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006, 09:16:02 PM »
A lot of those 3-4 hour people are gonna end up in the 5-6 hour range.  Considering that you'll probably have about 3-5 hours of class per day, that's still only an 8-11 hour work day, so it's not as much as it seems.  Or are we averaging this out over the weekend as well?  That might get it down to 3-4 per day.

11 hours is too much. 

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2006, 09:44:15 PM »
A lot of those 3-4 hour people are gonna end up in the 5-6 hour range.  Considering that you'll probably have about 3-5 hours of class per day, that's still only an 8-11 hour work day, so it's not as much as it seems.  Or are we averaging this out over the weekend as well?  That might get it down to 3-4 per day.

11 hours is too much. 

Not occasionally.  Every day, maybe it's too much.  But during a week when a memo is due, if you're not way ahead in your reading, 11 hours will be the norm, if not the low end.

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2006, 09:58:10 PM »
A lot of those 3-4 hour people are gonna end up in the 5-6 hour range. 

Shh, I'm trying to be optimistic!   ;)

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2006, 10:23:45 PM »
A lot of those 3-4 hour people are gonna end up in the 5-6 hour range.  Considering that you'll probably have about 3-5 hours of class per day, that's still only an 8-11 hour work day, so it's not as much as it seems.  Or are we averaging this out over the weekend as well?  That might get it down to 3-4 per day.

11 hours is too much. 

Not occasionally.  Every day, maybe it's too much.  But during a week when a memo is due, if you're not way ahead in your reading, 11 hours will be the norm, if not the low end.

It certainly wasn't for me.  Are you sure that was a productive 11 hours that you were putting in?

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Re: hours of studying/day
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2006, 10:50:05 PM »
I'll admit I'm a quick reader and slow writer, especially things that need to be cited and proofread like a memo.

I think you're all reading my post wrong.  I meant 11 hours of work TOTAL, including class time.  Not just out-of-class studying.  11 hours would be 4 or 5 hours of class plus 7 or 8 hours of reading, studying, and writing.  I never studied 11 hours, not even during finals.