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School started for me on Monday - I haven't been a student since 1994. I'm only taking two courses and both are online only. One course is heavy writing and the second course is pretty much straight memorization. That being said I have a lot of reading to do (both online and in books). I am having a hard time figuring out when to study. My son is in school from 7:58 - 2:45 and my daughter is in school from 8:30 - 10:30. They go to school in two different districts in two different cities so I spend a lot of time driving.<br><br>
Evenings are crazy - both of my kids are on the autism spectrum so I have therapy appointments several nights a week.<br><br>
They *do* go to bed early, usually between 6:30 and 7:00 however by that time I'm exhausted! I'm hoping that once we get into the groove I'll be able to stay up later. So, when do you study?<br><br>
Now on to the "where" - my daughter sleeps in our room still and all my life I've been a study in bed type of gal. Right now I'm studying on the couch - it's comfy but if my husband is home then that is distracting. I *need* a computer to do studying because one of my courses doesn't even have a textbook, it's all online. Sooo...where do you study?<br><br>
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I leave or lock myself in a room and study whenever I can. DH is off on Sundays so that is usually my hardcore study day and I am often unavailable all day b/c I wake up and start and don't come out/home until I'm done. I've also been known to wake up at 4:30am and work a couple hours in the mornings. I always have a textbook in my car and/or bag so I can read a bit whenever. Good luck!
 

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Trying to figure this out myself. I did one class this summer, and am right this moment procrastinating for studying for my final <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I've been studying in little pieces, but that's not going to work for fall semester since I have two online classes with lots of readings and assignments. I work PT and have 3 kids, one w/SN and lots of appointments, so I feel your pain!<br><br>
I'm thinking that we're going to have a pretty strict *family* schedule, though I'm still trying to work out what that might look like. (Probably won't include a lot of time for MDC, though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 

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Thanks for the ideas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I came on to post this same exact question but you beat me to it! I'm also taking 2 online classes (also this is my first time going back to school since I graduated high school 8 yrs ago). I have 3 little ones, 2 of them will have different school schedules coming up within the next couple of weeks.. and the other is a rambunctious toddler. I've been trying to figure out WHEN I'm going to do my reading/studying. I've been doing the stay up late, wake up early for a couple days now but that's already catching up to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee">
 

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I'm taking an online english class and anatomy and physiology II. I'm taking a break from studying A&P right now. I think starting tomorrow I'm going to leave my A&P book open on the kitchen counter so I can see it every time I go by. At least I'll read some during the day, instead of not at all.<br><br>
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This semester I am taking four classes online. I have been doing homework and studying in the mornings before Kailey wakes up, from about 6-8:30 a.m.<br><br>
Then after she goes to bed about 9 I stay up for about another hour. It's hard for me to concentrate at night and impossible to read, since reading at night makes me sleepy. I've found morning reading much better. I try to stay away from any schoolwork while Kailey is awake.
 

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I really have no choice but to study in the evenings and on the weekends. It sucks because I'm always tired but I just have too. You will find what works for you.<br><br>
If your in the car a lot, you should try to do some of your notes on tape or CD (talk your notes and recored them) that way you a listen to them while driving. I have done that before. My digital recorder lets me record anything and then download it onto my computer and then burn it onto a CD.
 

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Try to get the syllabus early. Some profs will give it out so you can get a jump on the HW/reading. I actually just finished my first reading assignment for my lit class and can start the HW and probably finish it before school starts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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