7 hours a week per class... so I guess that would be around 28 hours for me then. Its hard to say because I tend to get easily distracted over any period of studying, and tend to spend more time than I intend to on "studying" (which invariably includes a lot of other crap too). I think you can get by with 3-5 hours (per week per class) of studying if you are right on target while you're studying.
The idea of having that much time available to study is simply mind boggling to me. Ironically, where I go to school people pretty much never study unless it's the day before or the day of a quiz/exam/midterm/final. We have too much homework to be able to study that kind of sheer amount (unless you count homework as study time?).
TboonepickensPosts: 1,037Registered UserSenior Member
yea, im not in college yet, but in my o-chem class, studying consists of doing problem sets, and then looking over them again, and then doing more problem sets, and then reading the book, and then doing more problem sets, and then some more problem sets, than do some more problem sets, this is all interspersed with about 10 email/facebook checks.
good thing those problem sets aren't for a grade though.
Freshman - Junior year, probably about 5-8 hours a week per class. Now in my senior year, probably 1 hour a week per class... because I got a job and senioritis hit really bad
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"As an engineering student, you will have a challenging course load. For each hour you spend in class you should expect to study at least 2 or more hours outside of class. It is not unusual for students to study for 35+ hours a week."
I have to be honest. I got through HS without any serious studying. Then it wasn't until my fourth semester in college when I realized that my last moment studying did not work and I ended up getting a bad grade.
Generally, midterms and quizzes should be easy if you do your homeworks without the solutions manual. The final should be studied for more thoroughly. With 4 engineering classes and 1 one math class, I only study ( other than for hw/lab report) on weekends. Just take good notes and understand what you write. I commute 2:20 minutes everyday, thats when I go through them.
BoelterHallPosts: 2,926Registered UserSenior Member
"As an engineering student, you will have a challenging course load. For each hour you spend in class you should expect to study at least 2 or more hours outside of class. It is not unusual for students to study for 35+ hours a week."
At UCLA I spend about an hour for each hour spent in class just re-reading notes and reading the corresponding section(s) & examples in the textbook. Then I spend about another 1-1.5 hours for each hour spend in class working on problem sets. Each problem set usually takes about 6 hours to complete.
This is just the minimum amount of "studying" for a successful engineering student. Sometimes you may need to do extra problems in the textbook or you may want to read ahead in the textbook.
I advise people to study everyday. Try to study material you have learned within 48 hours. That way, material is fresh in your head. You won't forget what you didn't understand and you will be determined to find a way to understand it. If you follow this prescription, you won't be pulling all nighters (overrated by the way) and studying for exams won't take more than a day.
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All of them.
good thing those problem sets aren't for a grade though.
"As an engineering student, you will have a challenging course load. For each hour you spend in class you should expect to study at least 2 or more hours outside of class. It is not unusual for students to study for 35+ hours a week."
Generally, midterms and quizzes should be easy if you do your homeworks without the solutions manual. The final should be studied for more thoroughly. With 4 engineering classes and 1 one math class, I only study ( other than for hw/lab report) on weekends. Just take good notes and understand what you write. I commute 2:20 minutes everyday, thats when I go through them.
This is just the minimum amount of "studying" for a successful engineering student. Sometimes you may need to do extra problems in the textbook or you may want to read ahead in the textbook.
I advise people to study everyday. Try to study material you have learned within 48 hours. That way, material is fresh in your head. You won't forget what you didn't understand and you will be determined to find a way to understand it. If you follow this prescription, you won't be pulling all nighters (overrated by the way) and studying for exams won't take more than a day.