1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

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1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby swimmer11 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:40 pm

Just curious as to how many hours my fellow 1Ls are putting in a week. Past students feel free to provide how many hours you worked and how it helped you!

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby padawanphil » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:56 pm

So far it has varied quite a bit from week to week. I'm not doing some magic study plan. I just study until I understand the material. Sometimes that means getting to school a couple hours before class and leaving late, and sometimes that means leaving at noon when my classes are done. I try to go over my notes at the end of each week and think about how the concepts connect with each other and condense them into my (early) outline. Other than that, not much on the weekends. I don't really know the range on average hours I put in (sorry because I know that's what you're looking for), but I don't think that's necessarily important since people learn at their own pace.

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby LazinessPerSe » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:03 am

What use could other people's numbers possibly be to you?

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby Icculus » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:03 am

LazinessPerSe wrote:What use could other people's numbers possibly be to you?


Best advice I got 1L was not to worry about what other people were doing and to focus only on what I needed to do for myself. Other people's study habits are probably not going to help you figure out what you need to do.

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby rouser » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:18 am

swimmer11 wrote:Just curious as to how many hours my fellow 1Ls are putting in a week. Past students feel free to provide how many hours you worked and how it helped you!

usually about 4-5 hours of class and then 2-3 hours of reading.

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby swimmer11 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:33 am

LazinessPerSe wrote:What use could other people's numbers possibly be to you?


None, I am just curious
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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby Scotusnerd » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:37 am

Yeah, some people will scare you with their study time. I know one girl who spends about 12 hours a day at the school (this is a 'TTT', by the way. Not even T50), just studying.

Does she know the material better than me? I don't know, to be honest with you. I spend about 10-11 hours a day at school, eight of it actually involved in studying and class (other part is lunch, socialization and gym time).

I know some people that just do their stuff at class, and then go home and study. Everyone is different. Just know the material, that's what's important. If the professor is coming up with things from the reading that you didn't get or don't understand (happened to me recently), just go back and reread and make sure you understand why that happened and what you missed.

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby goaheadualright » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:03 pm

24 duh!

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:36 pm

i just read the pages assigned. however long that takes.

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby northwood » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:54 pm

It all depends on the class, the professor and how well/ easily you grasp the concepts. its nto about time and effort, its about how well you know it and can articulate your knowledge and while applying it to a specific fact pattern, and in severe time constraints.

I just planned and tried to do my work from 8 am until 5 pm m-F, but I made sure to separate school from home. Some days, i had to work later, some days i got home earlier. When I had a writing assignment, I gave up the weekend days to work on it- butwhen I didnt, I just relaxed. Dont waste time thinking/ wondering what others are doing- everyone learns differently

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby ben4847 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:07 pm

I did 55.
10 hours sunday-thursday. 5 hours on friday. And that's it.

And I rocked it.

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby mr.hands » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:13 pm

ben4847 wrote:I did 55.
10 hours sunday-thursday. 5 hours on friday. And that's it.

And I rocked it.


55 outside of class?

I hope that's including class time, holy hell

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Re: 1Ls - How Many Hours a Week?

Postby ben4847 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:17 pm

mr.hands wrote:
ben4847 wrote:I did 55.
10 hours sunday-thursday. 5 hours on friday. And that's it.

And I rocked it.


55 outside of class?

I hope that's including class time, holy hell


Yes, including class.




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