AreJay711 wrote: canuck wrote: prezidentv8 wrote:
canuck wrote:Finally, the idea that you don't learn more with more hours is just silly. More hours = more information and more time to analyze issues.
Well, to be fair, not always...
At some point you'll dip into the negatives on the margin, say, if you stay awake for 3 days straight studying...
Credited. Minimum 6 hours sleep and 1-2 hours of relaxation every day is key.
I don't think anyone is saying it is BAD academically to study that much, just that it is unnecessary. I very well could be bad from a personal and employment side -- people hire people they want to be around.
Then there is the fact that an A is an A is an A (unless your school has A+s). You could probably spend 1/3 of that time and still earn straight As and probably have more fun.
It all depends about your goals. I mean, if you're going into a type of practice which relies heavily on torts - don't you think you should try to give the "extra effort"?
Also, that graph gets thrown out the window in most corporations(not sure about law firms). I would have night that go without sleep because something important is due by a certain date.
Edit: I guess this is also a good time to explain the mentality behind this...
You either *do* or *don't*, and if you *don't*... you're worthless to the business.