College and Learning

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• 11-14-2004
Thantos
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Students in Belgian universities usually take more than 30 hours a week
ewwww. My professors have told me that for every hour of lecture an equal number of hours is suppose to be used (at a min) to study for that class. Most student really require more then that so given 30 hours a week in class 40 hours a week out of class probably wouldn't be that far fetched.
While it might seem like its being "intense" I wonder how much harm its really doing.
• 11-14-2004
Sang-drax
I'm studying mathematics here in Sweden and I have 28 hours/week scheduled. This is mostly lectures, but also some laborations etc.
• 11-14-2004
alphaoide
Do Swedish have a job while attending college? Most do in US.
What's considered full-time student over there? How many hours to get a bachelor degree?
• 11-14-2004
Zach L.
Hmm... it appears that my school's system is a bit different. The 'units' for a class are given as a triple (x, y, z) where x is the number of hours in class, y is the theoretical number of hours spent in labs, and z is the "fudge factor" (that is, a number of hours that they anticipate will be spent on course work outside of class/lab such that x+y+z is a multiple of 3 -- hence, z bears no relation to reality).
• 11-14-2004
SourceCode
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Originally Posted by Sang-drax
I'm studying mathematics here in Sweden and I have 28 hours/week scheduled. This is mostly lectures, but also some laborations etc.

What mathematics topics are you studying currently? I am also studying mathematics.

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I must confess I fear failing. This anxiety is part of the reason I want to quit. Next semester I would be taking Calc 2 and Linear Algebra. I would like to learn linear algebra for the graphics applications.
You should not fear failing, if the professors can take the exams and score perfect scores you can also. How are your grades now? You should be getting all A's! Do you work also or are you able to devote all your free-time to your studies? My suggestion to you is to stay in school as long as possible and get all A's and everything will work itself out in the end.
• 11-14-2004
alphaoide
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Originally Posted by SourceCode
You should not fear failing, if the professors can take the exams and score perfect scores you can also. How are your grades now? You should be getting all A's! Do you work also or are you able to devote all your free-time to your studies? My suggestion to you is to stay in school as long as possible and get all A's and everything will work itself out in the end.

:rolleyes: Dude, most people are not as genius as you are
• 11-15-2004
Sang-drax
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Originally Posted by SourceCode
What mathematics topics are you studying currently? I am also studying mathematics.

One-dimensional calculus
Geometry (Bezier curves and surfaces)
"Mathematical Communication" (more basic math like prime numbers etc.)
Modelling (LaTeX and Matlab)

I'm in my first year, first semester. I'll be studying full-time (~40 hrs./week) for 4½ years.
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Do Swedish have a job while attending college? Most do in US.
We don't need jobs as much as you do, because all universities (even the best) are free.
• 11-15-2004
abyssphobia
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Originally Posted by Sang-drax
One-dimensional calculus
Geometry (Bezier curves and surfaces)
"Mathematical Communication" (more basic math like prime numbers etc.)
Modelling (LaTeX and Matlab)

I'm in my first year, first semester. I'll be studying full-time (~40 hrs./week) for 4½ years.

We don't need jobs as much as you do, because all universities (even the best) are free.

Are free !!! that's paradise :D
• 11-15-2004
Thantos
Hmm wonder how much it costs to move to Sweden
• 11-15-2004
curlious
Well I feel better about the test coming Wednesday. Today we reviewed and me and one other girl where the only people who knew what the professor was talking