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Kelsey
14-11-2005, 08:31 PM
Currently, my screenwriting endeavors have me wanting to slam my head against the wall, but my latest nonfiction book proposal has garnered a bit of interest. As I wait to find out if my book will be hitting the presses any time soon, I'm adding a few things here and there which is where I am hoping some of you students out there can help me:

What are your class schedules...how long are the classes and how many times a week are they? On average, how many hours a week do you spend on class assignments? Other school related activities (please specify)? How much free time would you say you have?

Thanks in advance, I need more than one example, so please post or email me directly at KFox1704@aol.com.

Richard
15-11-2005, 12:00 AM
I'm currently taking this semester, courses in Math, English, Film, and Computers. I'm a full-time student, at least I meet the requirements of.

I take Math on Mondays/Wednesdays 2:00PM-4:30PM
I take English on Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:00PM-7:00PM
I take Film once a week on Thursdays 1:00PM-4:00PM
My computer course can either be taken on Mondays or Wednesdays 5:30PM-7:30PM

On average, I dedicate at least 7-8 hours a week for class assignments.

I haven't been having a lot of free time lately. I know so because I used to watch at least 3-4 movies a day, now I'll be lucky if I can even watch two movies a day.

Liam
15-11-2005, 04:30 AM
Time spent on classes is directly proportional to how much you like a subject, but as a general guide (for full time subjects), expect:

3-5 hours of teacher-student contact per subject per week
2-3 hours work per subject outside of class
and 3 hours per week across the subjects for group meetings, discussion, external activities etc.

While I was studying I didnt have as much free time as I would have liked, but a 2 hour each-way commute factored heavily in that. With proper time management you can get a fair bit of spare time but I would suggest that if you are intending to write and study, you study a part time course load.

ryan
15-11-2005, 02:51 PM
Monday:
World History to 1900 - 10-11a
Advanced Technical Calculus - 12-1p
Object Oriented Programming in C++ - 530-820p

Tuesday:
Technical and Professional Writing - 2-315p

Wednesday:
World History to 1900 - 10-11a
Advanced Technical Calculus - 12-1p
Object Oriented Programming in C++ - 530-820p

Thursday:
Advanced Technical Calculus - 12-1p
Technical and Professional Writing - 2-315p

Friday:
World History to 1900 - 10-11a
Advanced Technical Calculus - 12-1p


I spend 11-12 of every day that I have ATC doing calc homework/studying (, so a minimum of 4 hours a week). I spend next to no time doing homework for history, because there rarely is anything to do outside of class. OOP in C++ usually consumes 3-5 hours a week to finish labs and stuff that I didn't finish in lecture or lab. Tech. Writing consumes little time...maybe an hour or two a week.

I have lots of free time. It's a pretty easy quarter.

Richard
15-11-2005, 03:24 PM
I knew the moment I replyed to this thread I would have the lamest classes. This whole thing is embarrassing.

hasselbrad
15-11-2005, 04:07 PM
I knew the moment I replyed to this thread I would have the lamest classes. This whole thing is embarrassing.

Why? When you are making/critiquing (whatever it is you want to do) films for a living these shlubs will be in some sort of middle-management circle of Dante's Inferno. ;)
You want embarrassment? You should see my grades.

Ranman
15-11-2005, 04:39 PM
I didn't know they kept grades that far back Brad

Who was your roommate Barney Rubble?

hasselbrad
15-11-2005, 04:49 PM
I didn't know they kept grades that far back Brad

Who was your roommate Barney Rubble?
:icon_rofl
Socrates, actually.

Kelsey
15-11-2005, 07:51 PM
Can those of you who posted either list the schools you attend, or if you don't want to do that....the kind of school you attend (ex: community college, state school, private, other)

Thank you so much, this helping immensely.

ryan
15-11-2005, 07:57 PM
Can those of you who posted either list the schools you attend, or if you don't want to do that....the kind of school you attend (ex: community college, state school, private, other)

Thank you so much, this helping immensely.

University of Cincinnati, Computer Engineering major (if you need that, too)

Richard
15-11-2005, 08:03 PM
Long Beach City College.

barrington
15-11-2005, 09:33 PM
I'm studing this:

http://static.flickr.com/28/63201080_83989b7488.jpg

It's hard. :)

duckula
15-11-2005, 09:43 PM
I study this:

http://www.videocosmos.com/images/n-1/saturn-5.jpg

It's harder. :)

barrington
15-11-2005, 09:45 PM
cretin.

duckula
15-11-2005, 10:07 PM
prol.

Pygmalion
16-11-2005, 12:16 PM
I'm studying Arts!
I win.
I go to no lectures out of 4 and one tutorial out of 4 a week.
Hope that helps!