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how many hours did you study?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by ronaldo23, May 27, 2008.

  1. ronaldo23

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    obvi no one knows exact, but including all your prac tests give a ballpark estimate or range of hours you think you studied for this test......also include the number of months as well
     
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    Well, for the 1st month I was at about 10 hrs/wk

    For the 2nd month it was about 20 hrs/wk

    And that last month was around 25 or 30 hrs/wk


    So I guess that's, what, 220 - 240 hrs? Something like that.
     
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    I have been studying intermittently for about 6 months now. During the school year maybe a few hours a week, during breaks I kick it up for 6-7 hours a day. I took the MCAT on April 5th and again today. Hopefully i start seeing some results for my work :(
     
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    From about January to April, I studied about 10-20 hours per week. Then after exams, from about May 2-May 25th, I studied 6-9 hours a day on the weekdays. On the weekends, I studied around 4-6 hours a day. So for the last month, around 40 hours a week. Wow, it's crazy to think how much time was dedicated to it when it's broken down like that. lol.
     
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    interesting, anyone know how to get this moved to the pre-med thread to get more resposnes?
     
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    80 hours maximum.
     
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    100 hours tops. 2.5 weeks.
     
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    7 weeks straight, 6 days a week anywhere from 4-8 hours per day but averaging around 5 hours a day so roughly 210-220 hours.
     
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    600 hrs for my third and final attempt.

    Although I'd studied at least 250-300 for the first two, the extra time paid off with the last go of it.

    Overall totals? 1000-1200 hrs, over 17 months.

    Jesus. WAAAAY too much time.
     
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    That's awful... I studied for 2 months probably 225 hours total.. We'll see how it payed off in July!
     

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