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Study Per Day

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by piccadilly, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. piccadilly

    piccadilly Byte Poster

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    How many hours do you study per day for your course?

    I did an hour 2 weeks back, but I now need to get into gear. Shattered when I get home from work, but I need that motivation streak to get going again before the exams.
     
  2. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    I do an average of 2 hours per day. Sometimes more sometimes less depending on my day. It is sometimes tough but it will be worth it in the end.
     
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  3. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    ....for me, it varies.

    I read for five hours solid yesterday because I was in that kinda mood.

    I generally read for a couple of hours a day (at work normally (yes, my boss is aware :p)).

    Qs
     
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  4. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Probably do anything from around 1 hour to 4 hours a day depending on work load and family commitments.
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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  6. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Like... two years ago :p

    I'm sure we've had a few new members since then.

    Perhaps a new poll would be interesting... *hint hint* :p

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  7. wagnerk
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    When I was studying (yes, I'm taking a break) I do 2 hours a day.

    -Ken
     
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  8. UKDarkstar
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    I think you'll find that most studies (pardon the pun :biggrin ) show that your mind can only really concentrate for around 40 mins "hard" study so I tend to do 40 mins then 20 mins revision of the previous topic (not the one I've just read up on). I then take a break for at least 30 mins before doing another session and repeat. How many sessions depends what "mood" I'm in and how well I think I've absorbed the material.
     
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  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Good idea:thumbleft

    I think the norm is 2 hours max per day (if you really motivated, but some people do more or less) Depends what life throws at you. It's all about time management, setting goals and sticking to them!!

    If your prepared to set goals then you need to be equally intent and focused on following them through and achieving what you set out to do, ensuring that your goals don't deteriorate to little more than false dreams!By this I mean booking your exam now so you have a long term goal to aim towards. Believe me it works, for kicking yourself up the backside knowing that the exam is not too far away. But beside setting long term goals you have to set short term goals as well. Such as reading a chapter of a book or completing a Domain (comptia exams).

    I think long term goals are easier because they are way off in the future and you can always change your exam date. Short term goals are more difficult as they are closer!

    But if you don't set yourself these goals then you will lose sight of what and why you are studying and find any excuse (under the sun) not to study!

    Good luck:thumbleft
     
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