I've had more homework in the first week at Hampshire than I think I ever had by finals at NECC. I haven't had more than two of any of my classes, and already I'm about a week away from the deadline to build a functioning stove that can cook tortillas competitively against my classmates. (To be fair I have a partner for that one.)
It's not bad, though. I don't feel overwhelmed. Accelerated, but not overwhelmed. I definitely think I couldn't have done this if I were at home, but I think that this might be a big part of why they want Hampshire students to live on campus by default -- being immersed in this environment can make it a lot easier to keep up with the pace of the work. Someone a lot better at getting things done than me might be fine, but for me the structure and environment have made a huge difference.
Anyway, just finished an essay, a worksheet, another essay, and sent some important emails. Now I'm going to finish drawing an interpretive map of that museum I talked about yesterday.