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1L - How many hours a day do you spend reading/studying?

Poll ended at Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:04 pm

1-2 Hours Per Day
25
15%
2-4 Hours Per Day
78
46%
5 Hours
29
17%
6 Hours
14
8%
7 Hours
5
3%
8 Hours
8
5%
9 Hours
2
1%
+10 Hours
10
6%
 
Total votes: 171

r6_philly
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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby r6_philly » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:55 am

redsoxfan2495 wrote:How many pages do you guys typically read in an hour? I just underline and take (a lot of) margin notes and I'm lucky if I can go faster than 10 pages an hour . For those who go at a good pace, how do you do it? Are you just fast readers in general, or have you found ways to be more efficient?


I think I read 25-30 pages an hour, highlight but no notes. Notes would help me remember in class faster, but I think I retain more by reading the material twice (with the second time only on/around the parts I highlighted).

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Kendi » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:26 am

bk1 wrote:
Kendi wrote:IMHO: Since schools utilize GPA and LSAT for admission, most classmates are [theoretically] of comparative intelligence. With this in mind, why wouldn’t extra study time provide a huge advantage?


Being of comparable general intelligence doesn't mean that each person is equally capable of taking a law school exam.

I would think the LSAT result is a great apples/apples barometer. If not, then why are we required to go through the trouble?

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby northwood » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:13 pm

you dont know that the LSAC is a sadistic bastard?

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby bk1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:09 pm

Kendi wrote:I would think the LSAT result is a great apples/apples barometer. If not, then why are we required to go through the trouble?


Apples/oranges. The reason it is used is because it is the best metric that currently exists, not because it is a perfect or close to perfect metric.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Kendi » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:20 pm

"Perfect enough" is in the eye of the beholder. 180 will open the doors at H/Y.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:45 pm

Kendi wrote:"Perfect enough" is in the eye of the beholder. 180 will open the doors at H/Y.


It doesn't mean that you'll be in the top of your class once you're there.

Wait until the end of this semester and get back to us about how perfect the correlation is. You'll be surprised.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby bk1 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:45 pm

Kendi wrote:"Perfect enough" is in the eye of the beholder. 180 will open the doors at H/Y.


What does this even mean?

Law schools treat the LSAT as the be all, end all, but that doesn't mean that law students are then perfectly sorted by their LSAT score come 1L grades (not to mention that at most schools the LSAT range is so small as to be useless).

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Addy » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:39 pm

All I was curious about was how many hours people studied. This poll was not meant to insinuate that studying harder guaranteed better grades.

As this poll winds down, it is clear that nearly 50% of the 138 students surveyed study 2-4 hours. The group that I fall into (nearly 20%) study for over 6 hours.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby birdlaw117 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:42 pm

Addy wrote:All I was curious about was how many hours people studied. This poll was not meant to insinuate that studying harder guaranteed better grades.

As this poll winds down, it is clear that nearly 50% of the 138 students surveyed study 2-4 hours. The group that I fall into (nearly 20%) study for over 6 hours.

You are aware that all those people saying 10+ are joking... right?

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby dreakol » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:46 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
Addy wrote:All I was curious about was how many hours people studied. This poll was not meant to insinuate that studying harder guaranteed better grades.

As this poll winds down, it is clear that nearly 50% of the 138 students surveyed study 2-4 hours. The group that I fall into (nearly 20%) study for over 6 hours.

You are aware that all those people saying 10+ are joking... right?


enjoy getting bottom 25 percent pwned

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby 071816 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:50 pm

bk1 wrote:
Kendi wrote:"Perfect enough" is in the eye of the beholder. 180 will open the doors at H/Y.


What does this even mean?

Law schools treat the LSAT as the be all, end all, but that doesn't mean that law students are then perfectly sorted by their LSAT score come 1L grades (not to mention that at most schools the LSAT range is so small as to be useless).


LOL +1

This has to be the worst "argument" ever.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby birdlaw117 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:55 pm

dreakol wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
Addy wrote:All I was curious about was how many hours people studied. This poll was not meant to insinuate that studying harder guaranteed better grades.

As this poll winds down, it is clear that nearly 50% of the 138 students surveyed study 2-4 hours. The group that I fall into (nearly 20%) study for over 6 hours.

You are aware that all those people saying 10+ are joking... right?


enjoy getting bottom 25 percent pwned

I believe you mean bottom 5%. I'm definitely not finishing above that.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Addy » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:03 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:You are aware that all those people saying 10+ are joking... right?

I thought the people who said they only studied for an hour or two might be joking.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:16 pm

Addy wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:You are aware that all those people saying 10+ are joking... right?

I thought the people who said they only studied for an hour or two might be joking.

Two hours a day may be on the low end, but I can see how a decent number of people could do it, depending on professors and workload.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Kirk » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:02 am

Gecko of Doom wrote:
Addy wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:You are aware that all those people saying 10+ are joking... right?

I thought the people who said they only studied for an hour or two might be joking.

Two hours a day may be on the low end, but I can see how a decent number of people could do it, depending on professors and workload.

Quickly direct me to the law school where only an hour or two of daily studies is necessary.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Kabuo » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:58 am

This is stupid. Change the title to studying or working or something. People obviously aren't just answering about reading. I don't see how anyone could possibly spend more than 3 hours reading assigned materials.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby bartleby » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:01 am

pretty sure my reading/studying hours are going to increase by like 66% for the next month.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby wildhaggis » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:07 am

Any time spent reading in excess of 4 hours on a daily basis is ridiculous.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby birdlaw117 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:28 pm

Kabuo wrote:This is stupid. Change the title to studying or working or something. People obviously aren't just answering about reading. I don't see how anyone could possibly spend more than 3 hours reading assigned materials.

Umm... so I read slow? Don't have to be so mean about it...

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Addy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:50 pm

Kabuo wrote:Change the title to studying or working or something. People obviously aren't just answering about reading.

Done.

1L - How many hours a day do you spend reading/studying?

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Kabuo » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:00 pm

Addy wrote:
Kabuo wrote:Change the title to studying or working or something. People obviously aren't just answering about reading.

Done.

1L - How many hours a day do you spend reading/studying?


Ty. Might also be helpful if you allow us to change our votes now.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Addy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:16 pm

Kabuo wrote:Ty. Might also be helpful if you allow us to change our votes now.

Done. Change away!

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:10 pm

Kirk wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:
Addy wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:You are aware that all those people saying 10+ are joking... right?

I thought the people who said they only studied for an hour or two might be joking.

Two hours a day may be on the low end, but I can see how a decent number of people could do it, depending on professors and workload.

Quickly direct me to the law school where only an hour or two of daily studies is necessary.

You're welcome

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading

Postby Gecko of Doom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:21 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
Kirk wrote:Quickly direct me to the law school where only an hour or two of daily studies is necessary.

You're welcome

Nice.

In seriousness, though, if we're talking about hours spent reading, not including working on memos, etc., I think it's possible. Not that I do it. My point is just that if someone is a fast reader, does only the reading necessary to keep up in class (planning to review/ramp up the studying closer to finals), and doesn't have professors who assign a lot, two hours a day could be about accurate.

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Re: 1L Daily Hours Spent Reading/Studying

Postby Addy » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:00 am

As noted earlier, the question has been clarified to encompass every aspect of your 1L law adventure (outside the classroom), this includes studying, working on assignments, reading, notes, outlines, etcetera, etcetera, etc. etc.

If necessary you may go back and change your vote.
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