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05-16-2013 #26"you are both the product and the architect of your environment"
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But if you do get 5 lecture days a week, then that averages to 3.2 lecture hours for five days, plus your hypothetical (frankly a bit exaggerated because of the extrapolation you chose, no offence) 5 hours of studies make it 8.2 hours for 5 days of nothing of studying. Realistically it'll probably range from 7-9 hours since not all days will have equal length lectures.
I personally think, that if you have a knack for the subjects you're taking, then you won't need to study more than 3-4 hours a day. I don't know for the Bio-related subjects, but Trigonometry won't eat into your study time, since it's only about dedicating some time (1-1.5 hours) a day, to just practice what you've learnt. You need to look at it on a subject by subject basis, and then decide how much time it'll realistically take you to do an average day's work, based on your past experiences in those subjects.
Even if it turns out to be around 5 hours, then you can easily manage it by splitting your studies into 2-3 parts during the entire day. Depending on how spread out your lectures will be during the day, you can fit in your study hours accordingly. Personally, I do think it's realistic that you'll be able to get straight As in a 17-hour semester aswell. It'll require more effort than a 13-hour semester, but I feel that the experience will be invaluable to you for making these decisions in the future.
Just make sure to set aside 2-3 hours of your day for rest and relaxation. I had this really great english professor in College (well, High School by american educational standards), he told all of us one very important thing about higher studies and that was the fact that it's important to never compromise on your time of leisure, so long as you have enough time to unwind everyday, you shouldn't have a problem in putting in the extra effort. Well, at least that's my point of view.
Best of Luck for whatever you choose to go ahead with.
Man five classes two of which are 4 credits and the schedule overall being math and science heavy...I could never handle that. I hope you're as strong in math and sci as you say you are because I would bomb everything especially the math. Sci I could do better with but the math portions...ugh!
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I decided that I am going to drop the Stats. So I'll be taking 14 credits. I found out Dental schools don't have babies if you don't take exactly 15 hours every single time. 14 hours won't bite.
Thank you everyone for the advice!
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