awesomepossum wrote:so why do you guys think that Cornell Law was found to be the school where people studied the most hours?
super competitive or people just SAYING they're super competitive?
I think it's more people just saying that they are. I havent seen anything that I would consider cut throat or really competitive at all. And I think a lot of ppl once you are here tend to exaggerate either one way or the other.
e.g. "Oh my gosh, I do NO work. I literally do nothing. I am going to fail." (lying because everyone does some work but carefully hedging their bets in case they do poorly people wont think they are dumb but rather just a slacker)
or the opposite.
e.g. "Oh my gosh I study like 9 hours a day and this is so overwhelming. STRESS. STRESS. I cant wait for this summer in order to recover, this is killing me." (also lying because sitting in the reading room chatting with friends for 2 hours, dinner, then surfing the internet and facebook for 2 hours and then studying for 3 hours does not count as 9 hours of studying or a stressful life)
It comes down to whether you know yourself and what works for you. Personally, I perform better under pressure, so I can honestly say that first half the semester I coast along-- read as much as I need to in order to not sound like a total idiot (sometimes I still fail at that) and enjoy myself thoroughly. Then the last few weeks of the semester I start trying to focus more and then during finals I really make sure I have it down. Other ppl are better at a more steady pace.