The modules I’m studying this year, MST124 and TM129, are certainly not balanced. TM129 is a casual Stage 1 module, and is in the vicinity of an appropriate amount of work for Stage 1. (It’s definitely a bit more light than I’d have expected, but not outrageously so.) MST124, on the other hand, does seem lighter than I’d expect from a 60 credit Stage 1 module … but not by much.
My brain isn’t extremely multi-track. If I can think about one thing at a time, I’m much happier than having to switch back and forth. For some reason, I’m finding this true with studying over the span of a week. I’d rather study an entire section of one thing, then an entire section of another, than read a bit from one section one night, then a bit from another the next, then switch back. It doesn’t get absorbed as well if I’m re-compartmentalising as I go.
For now, I’m going to stick with my initial solution, which is to spend one week on MST124, then the next on TM129. But this did cause some trouble. In MST124, Unit 3 took me the full three weeks allotted to it in the study guide for me to get through it. Actually, three weeks and two nights. It’s just rough reading. And I can’t just bail halfway through a unit, or I forget everything. Reading from a book is just not a good way for me to learn maths, and it’s killing me to try.
Anyhow, now I’ve got to catch up as much as I can in five days in TM129 before switching back, because if I take longer than that, I’m going to fall behind in MST124. I should hopefully be able to pick up an entire three weeks worth of study guide time in that five days, but it’s not going to be easy.
Studying two 30 credit modules is way more work than studying one 60 credit module.