• Question: how long did you have to study for in college

    Asked by Tom chambers to Hugh on 11 Nov 2018.
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      Hugh Manning answered on 11 Nov 2018: last edited 11 Nov 2018 1:14 pm

      I spent 4 years in college, and during those years the amount of time I spent on study changed. In Trinity college we only had exams around April. But throughout the year we would have lab reports, or tutorials or projects to work on. Sometimes if we had a lecture I didn’t fully understand I would do some study so I didn’t fall behind for the next lecture.
      Lab reports usually took 4 or 5 hours a week to write up. Tutorials took another 3 or 4 hours, and then general study or revision probably another 2 or 3 hours. As exam time approached I would spend more time in the library. Lectures would usually finish 2 or 3 weeks before exams and for those week’s I would spend allot of time studying (6 or 7 hours a day).