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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.

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    I'm studying mathematics here in Sweden and I have 28 hours/week scheduled. This is mostly lectures, but also some laborations etc.
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    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?
    source: compsci textbooks, cboard.cprogramming.com, world wide web, common sense

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    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).
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    Quote 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.

    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.

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    Quote 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.
    Dude, most people are not as genius as you are
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    Quote 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 4˝ years.
    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.
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    Quote 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 4˝ years.

    We don't need jobs as much as you do, because all universities (even the best) are free.
    Are free !!! that's paradise
    Have I crossed the line?

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    Hmm wonder how much it costs to move to Sweden

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    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
    about.

    I am not an A student, more like a B student. I tend to make stupid mistakes.
    I'll be taking Theory of Programming Langages, Computer Architecture 2, Software Science, Calc 2 and Linear Algebra next semester.

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