Myth or Truth: studying at night is not as effective as Morning?

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    Is it more important about type of person you are (morning vs night) or does your brain suck in more information with a fresh mind when you wake up? Just curious to see what others think.



    For me morning is the best.As you said my brain absorbs more in the morning. I tried late nights initially and it doesn't work. So try to get up like 4:30 or 5:00 AM and study till 7:00. Then some MCQ's at work and also during lunch time. Then again like studying from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at home .Weekends are more productive like solid 6 hours each day on Saturday and Sunday.So for me morning.

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    I am a kind of person who studies when I wake up , take coffee and start studying
    Some days I go back from work take 1 hour of sleeping then start
    Some days I sleep tell next day, wake up 4 am and study 3 or 4 hours then go to work.
    But I can't study or concentrate at all if I didn't sleep well.

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    I studied both morning and evening for Aud, Reg and Far and found that my best study times were in the evening. The worst times for me to study were on the weekends during the afternoon lol

    I put in work, it was evident
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    Myth: I think it depends on the person. I worked a full-time job at a CPA firm when i had 2 exams remaining. I'd go in around 7:30, off at 5-5:30, took a nap til 7, then wake up and study until a local coffee shop/library closed at midnight. Studying at home didnt work well bc i'd get distracted. Main thing is, RETAINING what u learned no matter the time of day. I made my own note cards and would go over 20 before work & 20 before bed.

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    I'd say myth. I almost never studied in the morning when I was taking the exams and was successful. I would come home from work, eat dinner, and head to the local library to study for 2-4 hours. My girlfriend wasn't the biggest fan of this but it paid off in the long run.

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    I'm only employed half time, a few times a week, and I find I do my best studying from like 2am to 6am in the morning! So it's all about when your mind and body is ready.



    Myth, I have taken all four parts of the exam and have only study in the AM during the weekends. I find it very difficult to study in the morning before work or even during my lunch break because I just can't seem to stay focus. My typically work hours are 7:30am-5:00pm, get home around 5:30pm, take a short nap until 6:30, study 7:30pm-1am.

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