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Study time schedules?

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    • Sophie Macon
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      What’s everyone’s study schedule like? I was relying entirely on weekends, about 8-10 hours each when I took CFA. But curious on how you all make things work your own way.

      What’s yours like?

    • Maroon5
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      My hours are a little more predictable on weekdays, so I try to get 1-2 hours on some days during work, so that I can have a little more fun on weekends.

      Overall target is 15 hours a week minimum.

    • hairyfairy
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      I’m taking a similar approach to you @sophie. Weekends but trying to squeeze in some work in the office and on the commute.

    • Reena
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      I’m still job hunting at this stage, so theoretically have a little more time. But job search does seem to take most of weekdays. The constant interruption from calling and receiving calls doesn’t help either. So bulk of the work ends up on weekends too.

    • policedog
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      Just weekends for now, with a day off here and there.

    • Sarah
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      @Reena yay job hunting is time consuming and interviews are usually at short notice so they mess with my studying schedule T_T. It also makes it tricky to plan out how much studying I can get in a week so I started establishing base line amounts that I absolutely have to have done by the end of the week.

    • fabian
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      Solid weekends with no weekday studies (yet)…

    • hairyfairy
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      I’m getting in some video lectures action on the train. It works pretty well actually.

    • Snippy
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      Hey! I’m currently not working. I’m only preparing for L1 in June. How much time do you think i should put in daily since i am not doing anything else?

    • policedog
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      Hey! I’m currently not working. I’m only preparing for L1 in June. How much time do you think i should put in daily since i am not doing anything else?

      I’d go full time, as much as I can, with one day rest a week.

    • Snippy
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      Hmm okay, that sounds good. But approximately how many hours a day so as to not understudy or overwork myself?

    • policedog
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      Maybe 2 sessions of 3 hours each? That’s kind of what I do for weekends, but not sure if possible for 6 days a week though.

    • Snippy
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      I think i can manage that. Not too much. I should be able to cover everything easily if i study a good 6 hours in a day.

    • Reena
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      @sidmenon, it should be ok. Im doing that too but constantly interrupted by job search/interview work. So im doing 6 hours a day of study, 2-3 hours job search on weekdays. Weekend I study half a day on Saturday and take a break for rest of the weekend.

      I dont know how you guys do it with a full time job!

    • Snippy
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      I was just wondering the same thing, how do the guys here who are working manage both? They must be really focused and determined!

    • Maroon5
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      No worries @SidMenon, I’m sure we’ll be like them some day. I’m trying to strike the right balance with work now for Level 1, not easy!

    • Snippy
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      I hope so, @Maroon5!

    • tacheman
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      @sidmenon @maroon5 you do get used to it. I remember my first day on the job – even 9-5 I was exhausted, and I thought to myself – I have to do this, 5 days a week????? 20 days holiday a year????? FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?????

      You just get used to it. The brain and body is an amazing thing.

    • Snippy
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      I guess you’re right. When you gotta do something, you gotta do it. No matter what.

    • Anonymous
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      i’ve been doing what i’ve done for level 1 (weekends) but at my current pace I’ll have to step up a bit.

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