Reply To: Study Schedule: How much time to spend each week?

February 3, 2017 at 9:42 am #2975
Mike Kim

Hi Kiara — nice to meet you online and thanks so much for trusting in the Trainer —

The lessons in the book are designed to take roughly an hour to complete — depending on the subject matter, etc., some will take a bit less time and some more — in addition, you will likely find certain lessons easier (and be able to go through those faster) and some more difficult (in which case you will want to spend more time).

The drill sets are designed to take anywhere from :45 to 1:30, depending on how many q’s are in that set — once you get more familiar w/the q types (if you aren’t familiar with them already) you should be able to develop a fairly good gauge of how long a drill assignment will take you per the # of q’s / sections assigned.

The pt’s are the only things that require big chunks of time — you’ll need a few hours to take a pt, and you’ll probably want some time afterwards to review it —

Speaking of —

In terms of splitting up your study time — everyone is different, so of course you should do what works best for you, but, in general, I suggest

1) Studying in short increments of roughly an hour or so (which is why I structured the lessons / drills the way I did).

2) If you have a longer period to study, split it up into smaller chunks and give yourself breaks in between to refresh.

3) If your schedule allows for it, try to assign a few extra open study sessions for the end of each week — you can use these to review your work, try again problems you found difficult, and so on.

Hope that helps and wish you the best — if you have any follow-up or need anything else, just let me know — Mike