ebo wrote:How much work are you all putting in outside of class each week?
A good bit now that finals and the open memo are upon us. 8-10 hours a day Saturday and Sunday, and anywhere from 1-4 hours a night on weeknights, plus any free time at school is usually spent reading or researching. But I'm also pretty lucky in that I read and retain really well, so it doesn't take me as long to read my class assignments.
As a PTer, I can confirm that this sounds about right. I would add that LRWA takes nearly 50% of my time, almost as much as the other three classes combined.
I still have my FT job, and can't imagine having much more coursework and still continuing to work. I strive to complete all assignments for the entire coming week on the weekend prior, otherwise I can't guarantee I'll have time to complete Wed/Thurs assignments. The PTers without jobs probably have different strategies.
My job alternates between busy and not-busy. During those not-busy periods, I have time to do reading, proofing or researching LRWA, working on outlines, etc. Some classmates' jobs are not so forgiving and consequently they feel more pressed for time.