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Questions and answers freshman 101

TimeSept. 29, 2011

from:Allen, Myra

to:College Prep Seminar

How much am I really going to have to study in college?  I’ve heard people say they hardly ever study, and others who say they do nothing but study…

The simple answer is that at different times in college, you’ll probably do both.  I think most college students take the opportunity to not study when they have the chance, and they also cram for days at a time when they have to – like during finals.  I like the old adage I was told when I went to college – that you should study two hours for every hour you are in class.  If you were enrolled in 15 credit hours and did two hours for each of those hours, you would spend 45 hours a week on school.  That would be roughly equivalent to a full-time job, and that’s just about right.  Of course you need to remember that is just an average, and some classes, and yes, some majors, will dictate more.