How long to get to the end of differential equations or graduate level competency??? I am beginning calc and and linear algebra simultaneously and things are progressing nicely, although, I realize I do math about 3 hours per day and I have a few gaps in my math foundation. I am working towards the end of a math undergrad degree and curious, what is a common amount to study math per day? my goal is get solidly to the end of differential equations from where I am now. Conceivably what would be reasonable amount of time to reach this end (varying I'm assuming with hours studied per day). Do I need to increase my study time to 6 hours per day? What are the common/average amounts most people study/day. I find that I am so eager/impatient I must admit, however, math is not something you zoom through, in that it is quite immense amount of work no matter what. Does anyone have any experience about this? I'd appreciate any comments pertaining to this! Thanks!