Four Hours Of Study In College Essay

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College students often find the most difficult aspect of college is time management. It’s recommended in order to be a well-rounded college student you need to put two to three hours aside per credit hour dedicated to studying weekly. I did research on how many hours a week LSU students dedicate studying in correlation to their: classification, gender, high school GPA, senior college, and credit hours. “[Students] may have more background knowledge in English than [they] do in math. In classes that are more difficult for [them], it is not unusual to spend three to four hours a day in study and fewer in the classes with which [they] are more familiar” (Utah State University). I created a survey because “conversations with students are
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Each participant responded to the 5 question listed below. The most popular answers from the survey are: 7 or more hours spent studying, Sophomore, female, with 3.5 or higher high school GPA, in the Engineering senior college, and have 14 to 16 credit hours. For the first question, “how many hours a week do you spend studying”, 0 hours received 0% of the votes, 1-2 hours and 5-6 hours both received 12%. 3-4 hours received 40%, and 7 or more received 36% of the votes. On question two, “what 's your classification”, both freshmen and junior received 12% of the votes, sophomore received 72%, and senior received a mere 4%. For “What’s your gender” female accounted for a striking 68% while males were just 32% of the votes. For the fourth question, “what was your high school GPA”, 52% of the votes was to 4.0 to 3.5, both 3.4 to 3.0 and 2.9 to 2.5 received 20%, and both 2.4 to 2.0 and 2.0 or less received 4%. “What your senior college” had the most variety not only because of massive answer choice but also because this question broke the trend of one answer choice greatly surpassing the others. The results are as follows: agriculture and mass communication both received 4% of the votes, human sciences/education, humanities/social sciences, science, and university college all received 12%, art/design and coast/environment had 0%, business received 16%, and engineering had a impressive 28% of the votes. The last question “how many credit hours are you …show more content…
More than half the participants were female; there isn’t a direct correlation between each gender studies more because there was fluctuation in each genders’ answer. I also see this trend with classification and senior college having not correlation to the amount of hours spent studying. I did notice the respondents that had 2.4 or less high school GPA study for 7 or more hours; however, only 2 out of 25 had that GPA. Therefore, that observation is inconclusive and would required more research.

Utah State University. Complete the Estimating My Weekly Study Hours Worksheet (see Reverse Side) (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.

Balduf, Megan (2009). “Underachievement Among College Students.” Journal of Advanced Academics, Vol. 20, Num. 2, Winter 2009, 274-294

Jensen, Deborah, et. al. (2011). “Lab 2 – Time Management.” PSY 1730 Student Lab Packet, 6th Edition, 7-9


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