How Much Do You Study?

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How Much Do You Study?

Post by tksaleija » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:42 pm

I've created this pretty rigorous routine the last few weeks that consists of making 1-2 study guides (so much more time-consuming than I thought) + studying 60-120 tossups + 75-100 bonus sets everyday. This usually ends up coming to about 1.5-3 hours every day, and about 12 hours every week. This led me to wonder how much everyone else studies a week, and if I'm doing way too much or a normal amount (or not enough, which would suck). So how much do all of you study on the daily/weekly?
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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by jesposito » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:02 pm

I usually take 45 minutes to go through my flashcards for the day, then I make flashcards for 30 minutes to an hour, so like 1-2 hours a day.
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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by Iamteehee » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:17 pm

I don't have a rigorous studying schedule. Usually when I'm bored in class or at home, I'll read some packets or look over/make some notecards. I'd say I spent an average of anywhere from 10 to 25 hours on doing things for the specific purpose of getting better at qb, mostly depending on how much schoolwork I have.
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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by ashwin99 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:57 pm

Usually, it seems like having a consistent study schedule is more effective than just increasing the sheer amount of time you study. (for example, studying every day consistently for 15 mins a day is better than studying a bunch of hours every once in a while)
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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by acz13 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:46 pm

Whatever it is, certainly not enough
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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by iarehavethestupid » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:09 pm

Geez, I must be no-lifeing, but maybe it's because I'm still in middle school.

I study around 2-3 hours a day, one hour for quizbowl class, 40ish minutes on my bus ride to and from school, and around an hour at home, mostly using Quizlet Plus.
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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by Cheynem » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:28 pm

One thing I might recommend is always trying to be what I'll call "intellectually curious." If you've got a few minutes, read some online articles on topics you don't know much about (or even just Wikipedia summaries). My analogy for this is the "doctor's office"--whenever I end up at a doctor's office, I usually read an article in a magazine and try to learn something before my appointment (this is the only time of my life in which I read Golf Digest, for example). Don't turn off your quizbowl mind even when you're not doing quizbowl things.
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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by The Stately Rhododendron » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:21 am

Cheynem wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:28 pm
One thing I might recommend is always trying to be what I'll call "intellectually curious." If you've got a few minutes, read some online articles on topics you don't know much about (or even just Wikipedia summaries). My analogy for this is the "doctor's office"--whenever I end up at a doctor's office, I usually read an article in a magazine and try to learn something before my appointment (this is the only time of my life in which I read Golf Digest, for example). Don't turn off your quizbowl mind even when you're not doing quizbowl things.
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or rather, don't turn off your non quizbowl mind when doing quizbowl things. Esp in college, the goal is to know what other teams don't - if you study "for" quizbowl, you'll be studying the same tales as everyone else. if you approach things from a diff angle (as I did) you will approach the sentence being read to you from a different angle in time (in quizbowl as in Hamlet, "time is out of joint.")

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Re: How Much Do You Study?

Post by Cheynem » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:56 am

And who better than Kanyon??????
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