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How much do y'all STUDY?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by woohoo, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. woohoo

    woohoo Senior Member

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    There was a post (i wish i could search for) that I read a long while ago where ppl posted crazy amounts of time they study/week. I'm looking to boost my gpa come fall, I'm gonna cut back on other stuff and put in more time at the library. Anyways, how much would you say on AVERAGE would you spend studying? --and plz nobody say they cram and manage a 3.9999998
     
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  3. Hallm_7

    Hallm_7 Senior Member

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    Well, it depends on the material being covered and the type of professor you have. I study completely different for biology classes than chemistry classes. In chemistry you have to keep current with the material covered, so you will probably spend more time on it than other classes. Since biology is more memorization and is less concept based as compared to chemistry, I usually started studying 3-4 days before the test and was fine. For some biology lab tests I started earlier, though. Other people may study differently than me, but that's how I did it. With that in mind here are some estimates:

    Chemistry: Avg= 5-6 hours/test
    Biology: Avg= 3 hours/test for lecture
    5-6 hours/test for lab

    Also, those are 100 level classes, so I expect those numbers to go up some over the next couple of years. And my bio prof. prefered giving several in depth tests instead of a mid-term and final so less material was covered.
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

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    I just used to have this policy during my premed courses that I would go to the library everyday. I only "studied" if I had a problem set due, but before a test I would get nervous a week before and do all the reading and practice problems. Just go to the library everyday and good things will happen. :)

    Another thing that worked for me when I wasn't lazy was to keep up with the readings for the class lectures. If you read before class, it makes sitting there more interesting. :)

    Time varies for each person; just study as long as it takes you.
     
  5. moo

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    Things are different for different courses. For biochem/chem/bio courses I'd study a few nights before a test, sort of cramming it in and i'd be fine. For math and physics if you count doing problem sets as "studying" (and I do because that's what it really is) I'd say, easily about 12 hours a week per course.
     
  6. To all does people that only studied when they a problem set-that may be why you are going to Finch.

    If you want my advice study hard and avoid disasters such as Finch.
    I don?t see why you are struggling I managed 3 publications and got a high GPA.
     
  7. Doctora Foxy

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by scplnhnd:
    <strong>To all does people that only studied when they a problem set-that may be why you are going to Finch.

    If you want my advice study hard and avoid disasters such as Finch.
    I don't see why you are struggling I managed 3 publications and got a high GPA.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You are a troll.

    And I'm telling Lee on you :p <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  8. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by scplnhnd:
    <strong>To all does people that only studied when they a problem set-that may be why you are going to Finch.

    If you want my advice study hard and avoid disasters such as Finch.
    I don't see why you are struggling I managed 3 publications and got a high GPA.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You are a troll.

    And I'm telling Lee on you :p <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Are you crying for mommy Foxy?
     
  9. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats

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    Just cram...

    All the time :)
     
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    Shoot for 5 hours per day during the week and 7 hours per day on the weekend. That's what I did to boost my gpa.
     
  11. woohoo

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    Thanks for the input. Whoever said to read the assignment before lecture was right on, it prepares my mind better than waiting till way after lecture. and yes it should be quality over quantity but sometimes it is frustrating to see classmates getting away with barely studying...
     
  12. CD

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    It certainly depends upon the class. Being a Chemistry masters student myself, I spent over 8 hours a week (average) per class (I had three classes this last term). That varied somewhat from week to week. Some weeks Physical Chemistry (not to be confused with General Chemistry)demanded 15+ hours and the other classes were shorted, and a few weeks organic demanded my attention and everything else was let slide, but on average 20+ a week. When I did my undergrad (12 years ago) I didn't have the dedication that I have now and spent far...far less per week. It shows in my gpa too!
     

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