On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 21:21:29 GMT, Matt Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I don't know, I took a job yesterday that is Mon - Fri 7am -4:30. They >said they would work around this calculus class, but when you factor in >the studying it may not be possible.
It isn't possible (assuming you are a reasonable person).
Rule of thumb for a college level class: 2-3 hours of homework per hour of class. If the class meets 2 hours per day, plan on 4-6 hr of homework time -- per day. And that is "average"; most students, at least those who are serious about how they do, spend more time.
We tell the students to consider one such class the equivalent of a full time job (I have taught summer chemistry -- same idea and work load as for the math.) We recommend little or no outside job, and no other course (at least not a full load one). Most students who do not heed our warnings do not finish. Of course, some do -- either because they are extraordinarily good (efficient), or because they are committed enough to make the extreme effort needed -- for six weeks.
I agree with the general advice to give it a try, but that you may find it hard. You "need" it, so why not give it a try. If you dont try it, you are guaranteed not to pass it. If you try it, maybe you don't finish or dont do as well as expected. You will still probably benefit from the experience. Take our warnings, such as mine above, not as an attempt to dissuade you from doing it, but an attempt to alert you to the level of commitment you need. One thing that doesnt work well in summer school is catching up. You gotta get off to a good start right away, and keep it up.