| | How in the H-E double hockey sticks did you do it, Steve?
I'm talking about getting a bachelor's degree in like 3 semesters (or whatever it was).
I'm curious for my own reasons. Right now I'm enrolled in 3 grad classes (actual physical classes with schedules and stuff) and 4 online courses. And I'm completely buried in busy work. No subject by itself is "hard" per se, but the time element is an extreme factor here. It appears I just don't have enough hours in the day to keep up. I'm keeping up just fine in the actual grad classes (the ones in the program I am) but only because I'm valuing those more (it's what I want to do after all). The online courses are a different story. They relate to what I'm doing (i.e. they are my content area for teaching), but it's really me just doing it to get it on a transcript because the department head said "this needs to be on a transcript by fall or you can't student teach."
But that's drifting away from my point. I figure that to get a bachelor's degree in like 3 semesters you had to have taken a similar (or even more rigorous) courseload as to what I have right now. How in the name of god did you manage to keep everything straight PLUS keep your focus so that you could get through it?
Any tips for me in this regard? Any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated.
And, out of curiosity, did you struggle to keep everything sorted or did you breeze through it?
I think the two big things for me to figure out are:
1. More productive time management than even what I"m doing now (and I'm pretty *good* at it now as it is, but in order to do this I think I need to get better).
2. Retaining focus throughout the day (because this is almost literally all I do all day long these days...with little breaks here and there to post on forums and relax my brain a bit).