Much Homework

2009-September-01

Today, Megan and I made the decision that we were going to sleep in a bit, and then allow ourselves most if not all of the day to do homework. Together, which of course, is completely adorable, that or totally obnoxious.

Either way, the theme this year is going to be “swamped with homework.” Despite that I’m only in 14 credit hours, a lot of them are either in advanced classes (GER485, ACC256) as well as in a few classes that aren’t so hard (MAT119, CS112) but may still be heavy on the actual work.

The hardest part so far is the voluminous reading required for German and Accounting, plus the somewhat tedious work in German that’s necessary to make sure I’m staying on top of everything. These things coupled with the fact that I am not really able to do homework at the office mean that I need to work a lot more on my ability to focus on homework between classes and while I’m at home. I may consider re-arranging my desk(s) or actually investing in the surface for the top of my stack of itso cubes, so I can have my computer and homework or whatever else I need to do in one space.

That, or accept the potential inevitability of going back to the sit-down desk for my main work-space so I can take advantage of a somewhat larger workspace afforded by the actual reslife desk.

Another challenge will be when unexpected events come up, as I will describe later, that prevent me from getting any work done at all, for whatever reason. In the past these have been work emergencies or things for Megan or Glenn or emergencies with ResLife and a few other types of things.

What I’m working on right now is for my Accounting class, and what I’m finding out is that it’s a great thing I kept my previous accounting book around, because I’m stalled on some of my work right now until I can get back home and get some information out of it.