HYS work ethic

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HYS work ethic

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:57 pm

So I am curious - how strong is the work ethic/mindset of an average student at Harvard, Yale, and Stanford (+T14)? I used to listen to stories about Harvard kids barely sleeping, and that I should have a regimented schedule, make good use of my time, etc., but it would be less elusive for me if I heard specific details, personal mindset, and what type of rote practice/reading is involved, etc. Typically, my day as a student would go more or less like this:

9am-10am: get up, shower, eat, leave apartment.
10am-12pm: check e-mail, search jobs, mostly administrative.
12pm-1pm: eat lunch.
1pm-5pm: slug my way through reading for classes.
5pm-6:30pm: watch a tv show.
7pm-8pm: eat dinner.
8pm-9:30pm: try to get something done - maybe read 10 pages.
9:30pm-12am: go home, watch something, shower.

I guess in addition to daily schedule, I am interested in the HYS+T14 level of focus. I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster. Should I be reading outside material constantly? All said, I know I could be using my time more efficiently, but I am curious as to how others micromanage.

+when I meet HYS kids, I just find them a lot smarter overall, even undergrads (judging by their vocabulary, logical thought, knowing what is appropriate in a certain situation, etc). Could this be largely derived from reading?
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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Ron Mexico » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:01 pm

get this out of the lounge, man. C'mon.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Pikappraider » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:01 pm

lol

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Thirteen » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:01 pm

Bust your ass 3 weeks before exams. Don't forget to call your mom.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby star fox » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:02 pm

There are guides on this site you can look at if that's what you're interested in.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Cal Trask » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:23 pm

splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Pragmatic Gun » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:28 pm

Ron Mexico wrote:get this out of the lounge, man. C'mon.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:33 pm

Cal Trask wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut


That HYS heightened sense of what is appropriate, I guess

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby smaug » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:34 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Cal Trask wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut


That HYS heightened sense of what is appropriate, I guess

I'd like to hear more about this!

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Desert Fox » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:34 pm

Cal Trask wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut


I think he means he says the word in his own mind, which does slow you down.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby smaug » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:35 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Cal Trask wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut


I think he means he says the word in his own mind, which does slow you down.

Isn't this a dyslexia thing?

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby copingtrope » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:37 pm

Fuck your 9 hours of sleep every night

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby 20160810 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:43 pm

TCR is do nothing but bbq with your friends for 15 weeks then binge on adderall.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Desert Fox » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:45 pm

Jason Taverner wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Cal Trask wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut


I think he means he says the word in his own mind, which does slow you down.

Isn't this a dyslexia thing?


Maybe.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby 20160810 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:45 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Cal Trask wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut


I think he means he says the word in his own mind, which does slow you down.
I don't even understand how someone could read without doing this even quickly

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby suralin » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:47 pm

Not subvocalizing is something a lot of speed reading advocates say is trainable. I feel like I only pronounce words in my head when I think about whether I'm pronouncing words in my head. Like right now.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:54 pm

SBL wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Cal Trask wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:I also enunciate every word when I read, so my reading could be faster.

wut


I think he means he says the word in his own mind, which does slow you down.
I don't even understand how someone could read without doing this even quickly

I don't do this at all. I just recognize the shapes of words. I don't read them aloud in my head.

(Reading fast is one of my only skills.)

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby 20160810 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:56 pm

I need to work on that. I've always been a slow reader.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby smaug » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:05 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:I don't do this at all. I just recognize the shapes of words. I don't read them aloud in my head.

(Reading fast is one of my only skills.)


You never subvocalize? That seems strange to me. I don't always subvocalize, but if I'm reading for pleasure I prefer it to just blazing through.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby chuckbass » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:05 pm

Suralin wrote:Not subvocalizing is something a lot of speed reading advocates say is trainable. I feel like I only pronounce words in my head when I think about whether I'm pronouncing words in my head. Like right now.

The new tar adds a lot of credence to everything you say :lol:

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby CicerBRo » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:12 pm

I go to HLS and I work WAYYYYY less than my peers. But I always have done way less work than a lot of my friends. It really comes down to what you need to do to get the results you want. -_-

And by way less, I mean, I don't really do any work until 4 weeks before finals.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:19 pm

Jason Taverner wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:I don't do this at all. I just recognize the shapes of words. I don't read them aloud in my head.

(Reading fast is one of my only skills.)


You never subvocalize? That seems strange to me. I don't always subvocalize, but if I'm reading for pleasure I prefer it to just blazing through.

Pleasure reading for me is just blazing through (for fun I read non-stressful fiction). I mean, maybe I just subvocalize really quickly, but it's not what I think of when I think about what I do while reading.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby rpupkin » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:22 pm

CicerBRo wrote:I go to HLS and I work WAYYYYY less than my peers. But I always have done way less work than a lot of my friends. It really comes down to what you need to do to get the results you want. -_-

And by way less, I mean, I don't really do any work until 4 weeks before finals.

I was similar both before and during law school. I think people like CicerBRo (and me) have the hardest time transitioning to practice. You basically have no choice but to work all day, every day, at least M-F for years on end. It's hard if you never developed a work ethic.

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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Cicero76 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:02 am

rpupkin wrote:
CicerBRo wrote:I go to HLS and I work WAYYYYY less than my peers. But I always have done way less work than a lot of my friends. It really comes down to what you need to do to get the results you want. -_-

And by way less, I mean, I don't really do any work until 4 weeks before finals.

I was similar both before and during law school. I think people like CicerBRo (and me) have the hardest time transitioning to practice. You basically have no choice but to work all day, every day, at least M-F for years on end. It's hard if you never developed a work ethic.


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Re: HYS work ethic

Postby Kimikho » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:05 am

I subvocalize

:(

edit: always :cry:




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