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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sekem, Jul 25, 2006.
On Average, how many hours per day are you studying? ( for your classes!)
Study? Me?! Psssh, I get my clones to study for me.
I voted, but wasn't sure if you were looking for pre-med or MCAT studies. I haven't started MCAT yet and normally only open my books about once a month for the tests.
Starting MCAT prep soon, and may try to teach myself physics so I can apply for 2008, so my life will change soon.
just want to know overall study
academic studying, classes, ...
Yeah...study...I don't really do that much. Calc, chem, bio, anatomy tests, etc. I get started right before each monthly test usually. If its a subject I'm lagging on, I'll start a few days in advance.
edit: although, my last bio class my teacher would give us take home work that would take between 2 and 8 hrs per assignment, so I didn't get much choice but to study. I won't risk my grades by being a lazy ass, I just do as little as possible
But, like I said, my life will change and i'm hoping to grad with a 3.9 overall gpa, so i need to finish with straight A's to raise my gpa a whopping half point.
Oh, CLASSES. Yeesh, at 15 hours a week of attending classes, plus studying, hmm... maybe 30 hours a week, to 45, depending on class difficulty. I'm leaning on 45 this semester because of orgo.
So far 2/3 of the sample studies for less than 2 hours.
Perhaps we should juxtapose this with a poll asking how long people spend on SDN?
I voted less than 2 hours. For most of my classes I just go to lecture and listen and do labs/required assignments. Before exams, I spend anywhere from 2-16 hours studying, usually the day and night before. I doubt this will work in med school, I've really got to change my habits.
I personally study about 4-5 hours each day... if by studying you mean sitting in front of the laptop with the books open browsing the web.
I try to study, I just can't get myself to, unless i have a hard exam coming up.
So I'd say less than 2 hours/ day normally. More like 30 min of pure studying spread out over a whole day. But if i do that everyday for a monthly exam, it amounts to quite a lot.
For me it depends whether we're talking regular semesters or the summer. I took 16 credits this summer so I pretty much study from the time I wake up til the time I go to bed (other than a few short breaks for food, sdn, or pogo). I'm totally fried lol. But 16 or 17 credits in a 15 week semester translates to about 4 hours a day of studying (not including classtime) since most of my classes aren't just reading the book and taking an exam. Most of the time I have some sort of assignment to do too, whether it's problems for physics/math/chemistry, prelabs/lab reports for my lab classes, or writing programs for my comp sci classes in addition to the exams.
i used to do the cram before tests thing and that didn't work too well once i hit heavy biochem or cell bio material. so i've started to force myself to read/study things beforehand so i'm more familiar. i figure i'll be playing catchup all the time in med school so getting it in my system to study early on will be good.