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# How many hours do you study per day?

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02 Jun 2007, 15:00
Just curious, because recently I've been studying 7-8+ hours a day because I only have 2 months between when I graduated (in May) and when my GMAT date is (in July) to study.

I feel like I've been pushing myself too hard and that studying when you're tired can sometimes be detrimental to your practice. As a result, I just worked out a schedule for the next month until my exam, which requires me to do 75 problems a day (quant and verbal, all question-types), do one GMAT Club Challenge a day, and to review every problem afterwards, whether I got it right or wrong.

This amounts to about 4 hours of studying per day, which I know is more than a lot of you can do because you have full time work.

So what about you guys? How much do you study every day?

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02 Jun 2007, 18:10
plaguerabbit wrote:
Just curious, because recently I've been studying 7-8+ hours a day because I only have 2 months between when I graduated (in May) and when my GMAT date is (in July) to study.

I feel like I've been pushing myself too hard and that studying when you're tired can sometimes be detrimental to your practice. As a result, I just worked out a schedule for the next month until my exam, which requires me to do 75 problems a day (quant and verbal, all question-types), do one GMAT Club Challenge a day, and to review every problem afterwards, whether I got it right or wrong.

This amounts to about 4 hours of studying per day, which I know is more than a lot of you can do because you have full time work.

So what about you guys? How much do you study every day?

I wish I had 7-8 hours to study Well I study 3-4 hours a day(I work 50-55 hours a week also). Be careful with such load it may burn you out.

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02 Jun 2007, 18:26
I am lucky if I get an hour in. My life is too busy...I haven't even opened a book in three days. I am in the middle of redoing a room in my house, its totally gutted right now and I am doing the wiring this weekend.

I wish I had even 3 or 4 hours to dedicate to studying on a weekend.

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02 Jun 2007, 22:53
Sergey_is_cool wrote:
I wish I had 7-8 hours to study Well I study 3-4 hours a day(I work 50-55 hours a week also).

Sergey is really cool hehe. I work 45 hours a week and can hardly find more than 3 hours each day for GMAT. Saturday Sunday around 5 hours each. But I'm not very efficient, to be honest.

I wish I could do as much as you do, dedicate 3-4 hours (and really worth it) for GEE-MAD.

Being sentimental and mood fluctuation is also a hazard for GMAT preparation time... I didn't study much in the last 2 days. And that's no good. Hic hic.

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03 Jun 2007, 19:17
Wow, 7-8 hours a day is definitely too much. I think even 4 hours is pushing it, particularly if you're doing it in one sitting. If it's still too much, cut back. I would in general aim for 2-3 hours as a max. Burnout is a serious possibility if you're overdoing it.

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05 Jun 2007, 22:33
7-8 hours? unless you defy the biological possibilities of humans, you can't be effective during such a long time.

For me, during working days, I used to spend 1-2 hours.
On weekends, probably 4 hours is enough to still have a fresh mind.

You could suffer a burn out if you try to push too hard for yourself.

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08 Jun 2007, 23:41
I had 3 weeks of 2 hours to 3 hours per day and 5 hours in weekend, and for last 3-4 days I have not studied much at all I work 50 to 60 hours a week, and my work can get demanding with streess and travel every other week.

I think doing 4 hours everyday for 2 months is lot of time but if you really want to plan, you have consider yourself human and add buffer for lost time due to burn and everything else that will go on in your life.

But just as I am discovering consitancy and focus is key, loosing sight of your goal seems to be a killer.

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