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Advices about combining studies with job

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alphacat

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Hey,

I guess the title says it all.

I'm starting my third year in Electrical Engineering for the second time, since on last year when the year just started, I started working and couldn't handle both.

Any tips are welcomed.
Like, would you recommend setting beforehand a timetable and writing there the time I'm gonna invest in studying, working and hobbies?
Or is it not practical to follow?
 

dknguyen

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Simple. Don't work. Many people don't have enough time studying. Those that are scheduled and efficient studiers find time for hobbies or work...not both.
 
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ericgibbs

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Hey,
Like, would you recommend setting beforehand a timetable and writing there the time I'm gonna invest in studying, working and hobbies?
Or is it not practical to follow?

hi,
Quitting is not an option..:)

You should prepare a study timetable, break that down into formal study time and revision time.
Keep any one period of study less than 1 hour before taking a break.

We seem to take for granted that studying/learning should come naturally,
but in my experience it dosnt, its a subject in itself, which IMO has to be learnt.

There are many ways to improve your 'learning and recall' efficiency.

Why/how did you 'fail' on your third year exams.?
 
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Mikebits

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Simple. Don't work. Many people don't have enough time studying. Those that are scheduled and efficient studiers find time for hobbies or work...not both.

Some people must work to pay for school. I applaud those that can manage both.

I have found study groups to be helpful, especially with labs. For memory aids I like making flashcards.
 

Gayan Soyza

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I used to study only short time periods not 10-12 hours continuously.

I never study early morning & remembering in the exam.I study at night times & remembering them in early morning.
 
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Nigel Goodwin

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There's 24 hours in a day - sleep 8, work 8, and study 8 - easy! :D

Plenty of people work while doing Uni, it's a question of fitting in what you can, when you can - not easy, but that's why it's hard work.
 

Mikebits

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There's 24 hours in a day - sleep 8, work 8, and study 8 - easy! :D

Plenty of people work while doing Uni, it's a question of fitting in what you can, when you can - not easy, but that's why it's hard work.

That does sum it up quite nicely.
 

alphacat

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Thanks guys for the advices.

@Eric
When last year started, I began to invest more and more time in my job, since the first 2 months were hell (lots of silly mistakes), until i just stopped studying for the degree and concentrated on the job.
 
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The Mad Professor

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Caffine and lots of it helps and oddly enough I found public transport rather useful, freed from chore of actaully controlling a vehicle to and from wherever I was going to gave me between 40 minutes and a couple of hours a day to have breakfast, do some revision and catch some sleep while everbody else chewed thier stearing wheel stuck in traffic.
 
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