Mid-module Assessments

I apparently haven’t been able to compose blog posts as much as I had originally planned to write.

I’m currently nearing the end of week 3 of module 1.

Mid-module assessments are this upcoming Monday (February 22nd). I’m not exactly sure how it works, the only hint they’ve given us is that you pair with an instructor for 30 minutes.

I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and it’s crazy to think that some people are about a month away from starting this same journey. Time has just flown by. Looking in from the outside before I started Turing, it seemed like 7 months would be a really long time, and now that I’m here, it doesn’t seem like enough time. I think there’s a comparison here about the Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

My standard schedule is that I wake up at 5am to work for 1 to 1.5 hours. Then I get eat breakfast, get ready and get on my bus near my house at 7:21am. I get to school at about 7:45am. I work on my own on current projects or homework until 8:30am. From 8:30am — 9:00am we have “posse challenges”. After posse time, we usually have classes or are issued projects from 9am — 12pm. Lots of learning takes place here. Then in the afternoon, we either have more classes or work time for projects.

The project schedule is “usually” a project is given on Monday and due on Thursday, then another project is given on Thursday and due on Monday with a sprinkling of nightly assignments or readings. It changes every once in awhile though, hence the quotation marks on usually.

After school, I sometimes stay after and work with other students on projects or meet with a mentor over screen hero. Then I go home, have dinner with the wife, and start on homework and force myself to go to bed at 11pm.

Rinse and repeat.

I’ve had a few moments of doubt and questioned what I have or haven’t learned, reread basic things on methods and classes, and got to where I needed to be. I breath deeply and tell myself it’s going to be okay.

It’s quite tiring, but doable. This is the path I chose, so I’m going to suck it up.

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Originally published at markmiranda.ninja on February 19, 2016.

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