Quote from deftonez188
Ooh give some details!
How are the classes, homework, assigned reading, etc!?
Was the first test what you expected it to be?
The assigned reading needs to be done before going to the theory classes, so we will have an understanding of the material and can answer any questions that may be thrown our way. Do NOT underestimate the amount of time it will take you to get through the reading! There are almost always multiple chapters each from multiple textbooks that need to be read before each class...on top of the various assignments and papers that are due.
If you don't already have a tape/digital voice recorder, invest in one now because the lectures go so fast you have a hard time getting it all written down.
Lab is kind of fun, even though six hours makes for a long day. We do hands on skills that include getting into the hospital beds and playing the patient, so I highly recommend wearing comfy clothes...and long hair is best kept up in a ponytail and out of the way.
The first tests were harder than I expected. Hopefully I'll have a better grasp on what to expect for upcoming tests from these teachers. Basically, I currently spend about 5 hours per weekday reading and doing homework, and about 10 hours each Saturday and Sunday...and that's just so I don't get behind! Maybe that's just me though, but I don't think I'm the only one putting in that kind of time. If I'm not taking my kids back and forth to school, or making a quick run through the grocery store, I'm studying/reading. Whatever book I'm currently reading goes with me too, so when I get stuck waiting in the pickup line at my kids school I am not wasting any time.
The only reason I am fooling around on the computer now is that I have spent the last 10 1/2 hours finishing up my reading/assignments for tomorrow's theory classes, and I REALLY needed to unwind for a bit! Good luck to all of you who will be starting the program over the next several months...hope I haven't scared you off!:spin: