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Thanks Scarletfire, that really helped. I'm all signed up for Texas gov., tech writing, and Hist I. The only two that over lap by 2 weeks is the tech writing and texas gov.. I hear Hist I is a lot of work. I'm excited about Texas gov. even though i live in Cali. Who know's maybe I'll travel to Texas one day, LOL!
History 1311 really IS a lot of work, and I honestly wouldn't recommend taking it with two other classes. Keep in mind that 1311 is a full-semester history class covered into 8 weeks, not a special version of history that is chopped up and abbreviated just for the RNs. A lot of classmates discovered how much work the class was and spent the first few weeks whining and e-mailing about it...so much so that the instructor had to step in since a lot of protests were getting verbally abusive.
So as someone who just finished 1311 and 1312, I would advise you to seriously reconsider your schedule.
If you persist on taking the three classes at once, I wish you the best of luck. I do have advice for you pertaining to the Histories.
First of all, you need to stay on top of the schedule. The first thing you should do is take the syllabus and plug every single due date...and yes, adjust for time zone differences because "I'm in California" will not be accepted as an excuse for late submissions. All deadlines are given in Arlington, TX time (Central). They take things down as soon as the deadline passes--sometimes within MINUTES of it passing--and so you can be out major points if you are not careful.
And log in, study and read. Every. Single. Day. Between the lectures, videos, book and the primary readings (all which are numerous AND fair game on any test) in each unit, you will have a lot of material to cover.
Last, you can't really work ahead in 1311/1312...which may be a blessing or a curse depending on how you like to do things. They focus on a week at a time--you will not get any early access to lectures, web materials, projects or tests. The most chance you'll get to work ahead is the scoop on what chapters in the book you should read next. So prepare accordingly.
Here you can work ahead to an extent, at least when I took it. Don't skimp on the lectures (including all the audo clips) or the book reading, as both are fair game on the tests. There's only one paper you have to write.