I understand your first equation 3*30= 90 hr (3 hrs/day* 30 days = 90 hrs to complete a book). The second one is a bit confusing. 3*eff*90 = ~30 hours. (3 hrs/day * 1⁄9 efficiency * 90 ? = ~30 hours) Was the second 90 supposed to be 30 to make efficiency 30%?
Yes, I put the wrong number.
I would say my average was 4 hours during almost two months. I could notice it slowly increasing, but every time I need to change to a new subject/different kind of activity (from reading a non-math book to one that requires more exercises) my time plummeted. After a few days I could increase it again.
I think it was not tiredness per se, because I did not have any problem with stopping studying and starting reading fiction or blogs. I guess it was more that I took too much information and needed to left it organize itself into my mind.
I wanted to compare the study paces because 3 hours of effective study is much more demanding than a 3 hours study slot time.
I can easily reserve 3~6 hours a day for mainly studying, if that includes taking some breaks to reply emails, or fix some small unrelated bugs. I can probably divide it into different subjects and try them for some time and eventually drop what does not work.
However, 3~6 hours of effective or pure study per day is something that would make me much more tired. In that case I would try to focus on just one thing now, while trying to work on some meta-techniques/skills to focus on long-term.
It is more a planning question to adjust how much I should focus on a subject or on a broad range of topics/bugs. But it actually is not that important.
I understand now! haha
My study time was a non-interrupted 1-3 hr block. This made it easier to get in the zone and have relevant details in my working memory.
Going for longer than that (4-6 hr), I’d predict I would need to take a walk outside and just think of nothing to let my subconscious do it’s thing. I haven’t done that more than once or twice this summer, so I’m not sure what would be normal for me.
TurnTrout has a lot more experience doing that than me, and he’d be a great resource for any of these type questions.
We actually have a discord server with several people studying miri-related materials if that’s something that interests you.
Thank you for the information.
I’ve finally finished some kind of mandatory material I had to cover for some exams.
Even as I probably failed them, I still learned some stuff in the process, and now I’m almost free to pursue something more interesting.
Thank you for the invitation.
Although, the artificial intelligence and related topics interest me a little, I’m still lacking several of the basic requisites.
I will try to focus on them first, and then decide what to do next.