MrBriggs360 wrote: always_raining wrote:
MrBriggs360 wrote:I'm more worried about the workload than the actual difficulty of the material at this point. I've been putting in 12 hour days and I don't feel I've been getting rewarded with a good enough percentage bump. I'm going to be really upset if my overall % starts dropping because they open up new tasks, because that really is bullshit.
I have never looked at my percentage until this week. We have a "recommended schedule" that I have been following (which you can find next to the "Course Progress" button). There are no extra assignments on the directed study than the recommended schedule; the directed study will change based on how much you have done. So, for example, today I was a little ahead for the lectures and my directed study took that into account but there is no way to say you completed certain tasks until they are assigned (such as "review final outline"). That means sometimes my directed study will be full of a bunch of "review final outline of X subject" but I keep up with the recommended schedule instead. Im a little confused about why it matters what your percentage is - as long as you are following the schedule you will finish.
I am a UBE state though — very possible that other states have much more difficult and heavy workloads. I just dont get putting so much emphasis on the percentage when I can see the schedule in front of me and what needs to be done.
Okay, so basically my position is that I scheduled myself 8 weeks to devote to bar prep with limited work. So I follow the course percentage to ensure that I complete exactly 12.5% each week, to make sure I hit 100% by July 28. So what I'm saying is if I hit 37.5% by the end of the week, which I need to do to ensure that I'm on my correct pace, if suddenly they unlock a new assignment and my overall percentage drops to 35% on monday morning, that means that I have to make up an additional 2.5% that week that I didn't know existed. So I'm just scared of the fact that that I might have to suddenly wedge 10 days of work into 7 days when I'm already basically doing 8 days of work in 7 days as it is.
Ah, I think I understand where you're coming from. This makes more sense if you are using the percentage rather than the schedule.
I always am scheduled for the same percentage, though the amount of work varies. I believe what is happening is that the percentage is based purely off mathematics (how many days you have divided by the percentage of work you have left), but the schedule does not add up to that (because the Sunday and Monday - at least for me - have lighter work loads). So perhaps the schedule counts assignments for less (or more) when you have more (or less) work scheduled for the day. If the program believes that 1.5% = your workload for the day, then certain assignments will be worth less one day than the next day. For example, yesterday an essay might be worth 1% because you don't have much scheduled, but tomorrow it might be worth .2% because you have a lot scheduled. And if you don't get everything finished, from what I can tell, the assignments get redistributed throughout the entire schedule, but your percentage changes solely based on your overall work left and not on daily work. If you finish your 1.5% of assignments for one day, you might actually be on a "light" day, meaning that you haven't actually done 1.5% of the entire course that day, but the course sees a "finished day" as 1.5%.
TLDR; The percentage is not evenly distributed because the schedule does not have you doing the same amount of work every day. It simply describes any
amount of work you have for the day as a specific percentage but that does not appear to correlate to the actual assignments.
Disclaimer: this is based off a personal understanding.