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After graduating and looking back, it seems to me that college students have so much free time on their hands (well most of them, anyway,) However, students still seem to have a hard time coping with schoolwork - i.e. students always find the need to cram.
So, after extensive research, I was able to answer this question by dissecting how students manage their study time. I shall call this “Mark Gosingtian’s Theory on Study Time.”
- First phase of study time “Research time,” where a student will go online to do some research. This will last an hour or two, depending on the topic, and is usually juggled with extensive facebooking, blogging, youtubing, chatting, getting side-railed into other websites, and the like.
- Second phase is what I’d like to call “Planning time,” where the student sits and maps out his plan of attack for any given schoolwork, a test, a paper, and so on. This planning time may last 30 minutes up to an hour, depending on the work being done, and is usually juggled with extensive facebooking, blogging, youtubing, chatting, getting side-railed into other websites, and the like.
- After all that hard work (maybe around an hour or two into “Study time,”) a student may be tempted to take a break. This is what i’d like to call (for obvious reasons,) “Break time.” This only lasts around 30 minutes. It lasts 1 hour if the computer is online.
- This phase is what I like to call “Complain time,” where the student will take the time off just to complain in his/her blog, or through chat with a friend how stressed/busy he/she is. He will then put up a “DNFD” sign on the status message of his messenger, or make a list of all he/she has to do for the night on plurk or twitter. Lasts 15 to 30 minutes. 7 minutes if the student types fast. 45 to an hour if the student likes to “make kwento.” 30 minutes if the student likes to “make kwento” and types fast.
- Directly after number 4, the student goes to what is called “Panic time,” during which time he/she realizes how late into the night it is, and that he/she has to do some more studying. He/she then starts to gather all the resources available. lasts 15 to 30 minutes.
- “Study time.” During this time the student studies/works. Lasts the whole night, or until the student falls asleep on readings/notes/keyboard. or 15 minutes. Juggled with web surfing, facebooking, and chatting, and is interrupted by many breaks in between.
- During special cases where the given schoolwork isn’t due the next day, the student may be tempted to go into the “Deciding whether or not I should finish this today so that I won’t have work tomorrow - time.” Usually, the student does decide to “do it first thing tomorrow morning.
There you have it, 7 stages in “Study Time.”
Note to self: Theory might be re-titled to “How to do nothing for 5 hours and seem/feel busy.”