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Struggling to find a balance with final year workload

  1. Jan 23, 2013 #1
    Hi all,

    I was looking for some advice for my course as I have just entered the final semester of my final year and already find the workload overwhelming. I'm also trying to avoid leaving everything last minute like I usually do :)

    This semester I have 5 classes and a thesis to write(as well as experimental work) , would anyone happen to have any advice on this best way to 'balance' all of this maybe from your own experiences?

    How much revision should I do a day? Should I be trying to finish my experimental work before starting my write up? Should I have separate days allocated for thesis/revision or both on the same day? Should I have any days off?

    I'm just looking for a general idea of how people find this balance as I never seem to get it right and cant afford to mess things up at this stage.

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  3. Jan 23, 2013 #2


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    Thats a stupendous load. Are any courses not needed for graduation?
  4. Jan 24, 2013 #3
    I wish but I'm afraid they are all compulsory classes.
  5. Jan 24, 2013 #4
    At this point you will just have to hold on, and seriously think about which classes need the most devotion and which ones you may be forced to (unfortunately) neglect. I am in the same situation, 5 math/physics/engineering classes and a capstone presentation. I should have dropped one but I don't want to get a W. I'd honestly take a C over a W.
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