The Big Picture - The Big Picture is really your life. Your studies should fit into your life in such a way that you can sustain yourself for as many years as it takes to graduate. PLAN your week so that you have enough time to study properly and have a BALANCED life. You need to balance your academic, financial (career/work), personal, family, social, and spiritual life. If you are spending more than 60-70 total hours per week on school plus work, then you may be out of balance. Use a Time Picture - There are 168 hours in a week. Use a "Time Picture" to determine how much time you can devote to school. Then use that information to determine how many classes you can take. Below are the steps for constructing a "Time Picture". Following is an example time picture. Use the blank "Time Picture" provided at the end to go through the steps yourself. Step 1 - Block out personal time -
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