I'm taking some difficult courses this semester and in one class the professor told us that we should be spending 20 hours each week on the material. I spend maybe 5ish hours each week just reading the book and doing homework and then feel burned out. My grades are starting to slip probably as a result of not spending 20 hours studying this stuff. But I kind of feel almost indifferent about it.
What should I do? If I quit school I'll be basically screwed. Can't live on the wages I earn now really. But it feels hard to care right now, and motivation comes in spurts. In other classes it was easy to get A's which is what I'm used to. But now I NEED these classes and it's going to be this hard from here on out. Maybe I should switch majors and become and accountant.
20 hours a week? thats like 3 hours a day man
set a schedule for yourself and stick to it. This semester is gonna suck, but its only a semester
dont give up now, its fucking February man
I guess we'll see. This is a class that most people drop. Coworker said when she took it there were 5 students at the end, and it's always packed at the start. Guess I should complain less and work harder.
Well if I don't push myself hard I will fail. Already it's going very poorly.
She's scary as fuck. A type for sure. First day she said I hope none of you crack and recommended we consider counseling. It's too late to kick ass in the class since I've done so badly already. Really just hoping to pass. Class uses different grading scale so 75% is pass, 83% is B and 92% is A.
She sounds hot
Anyway, I've been in those situations too man. Keep at it and hit the books hard. If you fail, try again. I don't think you'll be happy with yourself if you give up
what is happiness? i'd much rather be a liberal arts major but i know too many of those with BA degrees that are struggling to make ends meet.
this STEM stuff gets old. i mean i really am interested in the material but don't understand why we have to rush through everything the way we do. i'd be okay with yearlong classes even if it took twice as long to graduate.
Because college is expensive. People expect 4 or 5 year degrees, this is the result.
If you're okay with taking twice as long to graduate, then do it. Go like 8 credits a semester and you'd have just about the same workload as if it were spread out a year
it just seems like all the classes are very fast-paced. taking fewer credits wouldn't alleviate my frustration. complaining won't do me any good i suppose.
does anyone know what the mass of vascularized connective tissue that temporarily forms during wound healing is? like off the top of your head, don't go out of your way. she keeps asking these questions that aren't in the texts. annoying wasting all this time in google searches trying to find stuff
Ah, so it's more rote memorization than problem solving? I'm an engineer taking 20 hours (with two classes at the exact same time slot) and I just need to do maybe 4-5 hours of combined work/study per week.
yeah the study of human structure and the function of those structures. and i still have no idea how to memorize it. she told us not to try to memorize everything because "our brains would explode", but literally everything comes down to memorization and recall of this stuff so wtf man. it's becoming obvious that there is not time to memorize everything. gotta be some trick to this. better students than me are making A's somehow i'm sure :P
what are you taking now? i killed general bio with an A and the first like week of A&P was bio review. this class is easily 10x harder lol
you'll make it though i'm sure. i'm a terrible student no lie.
oh yeah. it's basically a requirement for anyone getting into anything remotely human health related. guy in my math class last semester was really upset about how hard it was. he was like, "i just want to be a fucking PE teacher! this is bullshit!"
that stuck in my mind for some reason. you'll do fine don't stress. i'm just hardcore lazy and have no idea how to school.
I'm an engineering student, so I don't really know about the stuff you're studying, but gradually ramp up the study time. If you're scheduled, you can make yourself put in the time. And for rote memorization stuff, long sessions usually makes progress slower. Use small time slots like on the bus, on the shitter, before eating etc.
Also, study for 15 mins whenever you want to look at 4chan.
Think of this semester as wartime, sacrifices got to be made.