How much time fornightly does the average HSC student study? (1 Viewer)

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Hi guys!

I have made a study timetable and over the course of a fortnight it totals to 66 hours of study. Is this too much? Or too little? And how does it compare to how much you guys study? I will attach my timetable to show you guys, and it will display how many hours each subject is allocated. (I am focusing on chemistry, extension english and maths because i performed the worst with these subjects in semester 1)

Thank you!

P.S. it also shows the increase required when assessments, trials and the HSC are coming up. So this will increase study hours to 79.2 hours fornightly by the time HSC rolls around.
 

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this is way too scheduled

yr12 is serious but you gotta work according to how your body can support you

spend different amounts of time on different subjects everyday

you gotta prioritise stuff according to how important it is
 

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Hi guys!

I have made a study timetable and over the course of a fortnight it totals to 66 hours of study. Is this too much? Or too little? And how does it compare to how much you guys study? I will attach my timetable to show you guys, and it will display how many hours each subject is allocated. (I am focusing on chemistry, extension english and maths because i performed the worst with these subjects in semester 1)

Thank you!

P.S. it also shows the increase required when assessments, trials and the HSC are coming up. So this will increase study hours to 79.2 hours fornightly by the time HSC rolls around.
Sounds fine but if you go to school then study for 5 hours when you get home, it might be too tiring. If this is during holidays then it might be fine.
 

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this is way too scheduled

yr12 is serious but you gotta work according to how your body can support you

spend different amounts of time on different subjects everyday

you gotta prioritise stuff according to how important it is
could I still use this as a guideline though?
 

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Sounds fine but if you go to school then study for 5 hours when you get home, it might be too tiring. If this is during holidays then it might be fine.
How much did you sudy on a school night? :)
 

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How much did you sudy on a school night? :)
For the whole HSC year it was just rushing homework every night cos I had bad self control, so kept having to stay up late to finish homework.

Then crammed for trials (we had 3 sets of trials) because of procrastinating.

But for HSC I tried a schedule of past papers to revise/content to revise, it kinda half worked. Ended up doing 1-3 papers per day (mostly 1-2) but for some reason my plan was 3 papers per day which I was a bit too ambitious about...
 

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Study time was different for me depending on the period in which I studied. I spent the most time studying during the period between the end of classes and the HSC exam period (that was about 20 days iirc). I would start at around 9-10am and finish around 8-10pm.

What I'm trying to say is that your study time should be proportionate to how much work you actually need to complete.
 

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For the whole HSC year it was just rushing homework every night cos I had bad self control, so kept having to stay up late to finish homework.

Then crammed for trials (we had 3 sets of trials) because of procrastinating.

But for HSC I tried a schedule of past papers to revise/content to revise, it kinda half worked. Ended up doing 1-3 papers per day (mostly 1-2) but for some reason my plan was 3 papers per day which I was a bit too ambitious about...
To be honest, I am kind of the same, that is why I made this study timetable - to get more organised. I find that I love my subjects and I feel as though I know the content in my head, but when the assessments come up I leave it to the last minute. It is even worse because (besides chemistry) I still get very high grades, so I am in the dillema where procrastination works for me, but it is not healthy as it impacts my attendence. They say don't fix what isn't broken, but procrastination to me is like doing a math question completely wrong and getting the right answer lol. But yeah, I relate to your method of study a little too much... haha. So I just wanted to scope out how other people utilise and organise their time. Thank you for the response!
 

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Study time was different for me depending on the period in which I studied. I spent the most time studying during the period between the end of classes and the HSC exam period (that was about 20 days iirc). I would start at around 9-10am and finish around 8-10pm.

What I'm trying to say is that your study time should be proportionate to how much work you actually need to complete.
So for example, if I had a biology exam coming up I would adapt my study according to that upcoming assessment? Whereas, if it was before or after assessments were complete it should be just revision and I would base my hours upon that? Thanks you once again! :)
 
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So for example, if I had a biology exam coming up I would adapt my study according to that upcoming assessment? Whereas, if it was before or after assessments were complete it should be just revision and I would base my hours upon that? Thanks Jim :)
If you had that biology exam coming up, with no other assessments/exams anytime soon (or if you've already completed them), your efforts should be directed at that bio exam, i.e. allocate more study time for bio. Once the exam is done, you can then identify your closest upcoming assessments/exams and allocate study time for those subjects based on the difficulty of each. E.g. If I had a maths exam and a Business Studies assessment task, I would spend more time studying for that maths exam while not completely ignoring business, because I'm better in business than maths.

In the end, it's really just a question of priorities and flexibility - studying the same number of hours for the same subjects each week/fortnight is an inefficient way of studying imo.

I'm not sure if anyone's been through something like this, but one of my maths exams was on the same day as when one of my IPT assessment tasks was due. The problem was that I didn't have enough time to work on/study for both subjects in a way that can get me good marks in both (because my weakest subject was maths and the IPT assessment needed quite a bit of work). I ended up doing very little study for maths while mostly focusing on that IPT assessment. I ended up getting 62% in maths and 93% in IPT. If I had done it the other way around, I would've probably ended with a band 5 for maths (no more than 83% at best) and a low mark in IPT, but I didn't do this because I was already aware of my maths abilities and the fact that I can do much better in IPT than I can in maths.
 

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If you had that biology exam coming up, with no other assessments/exams anytime soon (or if you've already completed them), your efforts should be directed at that bio exam, i.e. allocate more study time for bio. Once the exam is done, you can then identify your closest upcoming assessments/exams and allocate study time for those subjects based on the difficulty of each. E.g. If I had a maths exam and a Business Studies assessment task, I would spend more time studying for that maths exam while not completely ignoring business, because I'm better in business than maths.

In the end, it's really just a question of priorities and flexibility - studying the same number of hours for the same subjects each week/fortnight is an inefficient way of studying imo.

I'm not sure if anyone's been through something like this, but one of my maths exams was on the same day as when one of my IPT assessment tasks was due. The problem was that I didn't have enough time to work on/study for both subjects in a way that can get me good marks in both (because my weakest subject was maths and the IPT assessment needed quite a bit of work). I ended up doing very little study for maths while mostly focusing on that IPT assessment. I ended up getting 62% in maths and 93% in IPT. If I had done it the other way around, I would've probably ended with a band 5 for maths (no more than 83% at best) and a low mark in IPT, but I didn't do this because I was already aware of my maths abilities and the fact that I can do much better in IPT than I can in maths.
I understand that, but I am scared of that, if that makes sense? Like i don't want to miss out on one mark because I prioritised the other too much. I guess i will just have to start everything early lol (rip). hehehe. (If that is even possible)
 

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I understand that, but I am scared of that, if that makes sense? Like i don't want to miss out on one mark because I prioritised the other too much. I guess i will just have to start everything early lol (rip). hehehe. (If that is even possible)
Yeah that works as well, gives you more time for everything.

You can also ask your teachers for recommendations as to how much time you should spend based on each exam/assessment you need to complete.
 

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For the whole HSC year it was just rushing homework every night cos I had bad self control, so kept having to stay up late to finish homework.

Then crammed for trials (we had 3 sets of trials) because of procrastinating.

But for HSC I tried a schedule of past papers to revise/content to revise, it kinda half worked. Ended up doing 1-3 papers per day (mostly 1-2) but for some reason my plan was 3 papers per day which I was a bit too ambitious about...
Hi guys!

I have made a study timetable and over the course of a fortnight it totals to 66 hours of study. Is this too much? Or too little? And how does it compare to how much you guys study? I will attach my timetable to show you guys, and it will display how many hours each subject is allocated. (I am focusing on chemistry, extension english and maths because i performed the worst with these subjects in semester 1)

Thank you!

P.S. it also shows the increase required when assessments, trials and the HSC are coming up. So this will increase study hours to 79.2 hours fornightly by the time HSC rolls around.
@pikachu975 imagine sleeping at 10-11 on weekdays.
 

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