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Old 12-04-2012, 02:28 PM  
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How much time did you spend reading in College on a weekly basis?

I am in a rather strenuous business program that is accelerated, and I have found some of the classes to be challenging due to the amount of information covered in 5 weeks. I have one 4 hour class per week and a ton of homework. I am taking what they call a "weighted" economics class, it is considered an economics class that is seen in the Masters program (traditional setting). It is balls to the wall, and I have found myself spending 10-15 hours a week reading and covering the lessons in our book. Mix that with working 55-60 hours a week, it is pretty rough.

I know some of you have some decorated degrees, what kind of book time did you see while you were in school? Mind you, I only take one class at a time.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #16
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I found that the best workers in life are the multi-taskers. You know, the ones that can do all their activities and still get B's. The A students will eventually work for the B and C students.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #17
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Reading can be a chore if it's assigned to you, especially in a distracting world. Two good methods: if you can get audio, listen on headphones while you read; or, schukle. My theory for the schuklen is that after so long reading the Torah, a rabbi told his students to move while they read. The blood circulation helped, and it became a method.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #18
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I'm taking a Astronomy class at Duke online and its 6-7 hours of reading and 4 hours of lectures plus 2 hours of testing a week. 3 hour credit class.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #19
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If it's a business degree, it depends on what you're studying. If it's finance and accounting, then practice is essential. If it's a management or strategy class, I found it a lot more valuable to do discussion groups.

And I agree... I definitely put a lot more time in grad school than undergrad, and I regret that. You're paying for your education and it makes a big difference in undergrad if you have a good GPA.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #20
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #21
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I actually read a lot less in medical school than I did in undergrad. It's a function of too much material, not enough time, recorded lectures, and a lot of helpful learning tools. The days of sitting down and reading a book for medical students are over, and those that try that struggle to adjust. Those that succeed utilize the limitless resources provided by schools.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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Probably read about 15-20 hours a week in graduate school, much more so around exam time, plus extra time doing assignments, prepping for treatment sessions and doing research.

I really only read a little bit around test time in undergrad. You can get perfectly good grades just paying attention in class and taking a few notes to get A's in many undergraduate classes, besides many of the science classes.

Now that I am out of school, I only read magazines because my attention span for reading is shot!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #23
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #24
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:43 PM   #25
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #26
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #27
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Grad school's a different creature.

I did do 40+ hours/wk worth of outside studying in law school. That was mostly out of fear, though. With that devil Socratic method, nobody wanted to be the poor soul that hadn't read the case assignments one morning and got called on. You mostly spent 50 minutes being embarrassed in front of 100 Type A personalities.

No thanks, I'll go ahead and skim some cases...

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #28
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #30
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The thing that works for me now is reading the chapter prior to the lecture then I take as detailed notes as possible during lectures(I try verbatim as much as possible), rewrite my notes on word(using my words not the professor) grouped between tests, and daily I reread the notes 3 or 4 times.
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