Time investment in Master New Media & Society in Europe.

I thought it would be fun to track my study moments and writing about my research during the acadamic year 2012-2013, including the summer of 2013. Just to know how much time I would spent to finish and succeed. To see my Green Span Behavior over time.

The study moments are mainly reading for my master thesis, there are 79 checkins starting October 2012. It is possible I forgot to check in, but I’m pretty rigid about it. So lets say that I studied an average of 4 hours per check in (there will be peaks here and there), that would be 316 hours 39,5 days, 1,3 month.

The writing includes writing for my thesis, writing papers, writing articles concerning my research. In total 86 checkins. The habit says 30 minutes, but it is much more than that, usually around 4 hours writing a day.Also here I started tracking in October. 344 hours, 43 days, 1,5 month.

In addition there are the classes, that are not included in the study check ins. An acadamic year is more or less 6 months activity, in the master year we had 4 hours a week (October-December, 13 weeks, 52 hours), 8 hours a week (February – May, 9 weeks, 72 hours, I noted a few weeks less, because I was abroad for a few weeks and not attending the lectures)

In total 784 hours, is 98 days, 3,2 months on  full time basis 8 hours a day. Spread over 9 months – one acadamic year.

It is not finished yet, but almost!  Thesis is in proofread, and with my promotor for a last review. So there will be some correction rounds and finetuning. When it is finished you will be able to read it here!  There are some interesting findings in there on self-tracking, if you are interested in this area stay tuned!

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Screenshots Lift App, keeping track of habits. There is overlap, because it could not go in one screenshot.

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