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Survey - How many hours/week do you spend on Extracurriculars

lolcats4lolcats4 Posts: 3,203Registered User Senior Member
edited January 2009 in Yale University
I'm just curious to see how much time other people spend. If the figure changes just give a general range.

I spend 46
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Replies to: Survey - How many hours/week do you spend on Extracurriculars

  • klagirlklagirl Posts: 38Registered User Junior Member
    This is an estimate.....it REALLY changes.
    28 maybe? Otherwise I work, go to school and I have a Free the children chapter and 2 other orgs (charity stuff) to take care of.
  • lolcats4lolcats4 Posts: 3,203Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah I should mention that my figure of 46 is the high point, during my 10-week swim season, Otherwise it's more like 35.

    Easy way to add it up is to look over what you put for your common app :P
  • caatingacaatinga Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    Not apping Yale, but approx 25 hrs/wk.
  • SturdyLonSturdyLon Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    are we counting employment? some of us do things like that
  • lolcats4lolcats4 Posts: 3,203Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, definitely include that! :)
  • qhausqkqhqhausqkqh Posts: 245Registered User Junior Member
    46 hours? That's slightly less than 7 hours a day, including weekends. When do you sleep?
  • hpa10hpa10 Posts: 1,906Registered User Senior Member
    And how long are your school days? Isn't 46 hours longer than an average work week?
  • lolcats4lolcats4 Posts: 3,203Registered User Senior Member
    I know, it seemed like an absurd amount when I put it down on paper, but it's about right. But keep in mind this was only for last semester.

    During swim season I get about 8 hours of sleep a night. That is 112 hours when I'm awake, and 46 hours are only about 40% of that time.

    Since I'm home schooled, I have more time to put to my extra curricular activities :) Also, 15 hours/week of it is on the computer, which is relatively flexible and easy to do in the evening.

    ex - school work generally takes 7:00-1:00, between 1:00-7:00 PM is a couple hours of college homework/ECs, then swim practice 7:00-9:00 and my computer work until 11:00 PM. Which is why I have cut down on some of my activities this semester, and I also thankfully don't have swim team. Last semester was a little rough

    EDIT: hpa, I think 46 is the average American work week.
  • kROCK91kROCK91 Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    Hmm...I'd say during cross-country or track seasons I do about 3 hours a day of running. I do tutoring which takes up 2-3 hours some days. Student Council planning takes some time. I'm not doing as much right now as I usually do, so I'm guestimating 20ish hours total.
  • DenebolaDenebola Posts: 239Registered User Junior Member
    Somewhere between 32-40 depending on the week (I have twice monthly job..)
  • ButternutButternut Posts: 2,002Registered User Senior Member
    Lolcats, I admire your dedication to start @ 7. I'm homeschooled, too, but I start at 8.

    Generally, I spend 15-20 hours on EC's, although being involved in theatre, it can fluctuate. ( ie, last week I spent 18 hours on a film set, so overall it was like 35 hours total.)
  • TheMatrix411TheMatrix411 Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    Zero. I transcend whatever activity I come in contact with, so extracurriculars in reality spend time on me.
  • hpa10hpa10 Posts: 1,906Registered User Senior Member
    Since I'm home schooled, I have more time to put to my extra curricular activities Also, 15 hours/week of it is on the computer, which is relatively flexible and easy to do in the evening.

    That explains a lot... Still seems like a ridiculously huge number, but then again, this is CC and you guys are out of this world amazing.
  • lolcats4lolcats4 Posts: 3,203Registered User Senior Member
    It's probably more like 43ish because some of it is compressed during swim season (10 weeks). Otherwise it's more like 35/week. But I wasn't too surprised when I calculated that number because swim season = no spare seconds. (Therefor spring semester = more sleep semester) :P
    Lolcats, I admire your dedication to start @ 7. I'm homeschooled, too, but I start at 8.

    Haha, you should have seen how much I overslept during break.

    Yet I've read the horror stories on here which make me feel very lucky to get 7-8 hours!! :P
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