May 20, 2005

I am up a little late but planning stress reduction.

I was writing here last year about my sleep quite a bit. I also have been writing about how many hours I budget for my courses. I will write some more about this now.

My course is a 24 lecture course. Each lecture in this summer TV course is about 2.5 hours so the total lecture time for the course is about 60 hours. This is a second year course so really I would only have to spend double the amount of lecture time on the work. So I would need to spend 120 hours on the course besides watching the lectures. But I want to make sure I score an A- or better so I need about three times out of class time to class time ratio or 180/60 = 3. Given that I have done all the readings for the first five lectures I would guess I have put in about 10 hours at least so far. But this week I continued with more than required readings and started the recommended readings. I spent almost 2 hours on this this week mostly at the library. So I am at about 12 hours thus the ratio right now is 12/60 or .2 total. Leaving some 168 hours still to do. But since only one lecture has happened I am at a 12/2.5 = 4.8 ratio currently or good enough.

In my sleep plans I have maintained a normal waking morning or 7 am or 8 am for about three days now. On Saturday I must wake up at 4 or 5 am to go out of town. This morning I am up from last night and might be up another 1.5 hours now. I have had a problem when I must be up early for more than one day and I seem to be coping with this although by staying up late tonight my plans are falling apart slightly.

Posted by petert at May 20, 2005 01:24 AM


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