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3:39 PM, Tuesday February 11th 2020

So as Sven said, we have policies in place that discourage having students submit old work, due to it largely becoming irrelevant. For example, being at lesson 4, if you received feedback on lesson 1, then submitted your old box challenge, it wouldn't incorporate any of that feedback. We've had many students, as a result, who've made the difficult decision of going back to the beginning and actually doing the homework anew. It's never easy to decide to do that, though for them it has always been immensely beneficial, as they've come back with additional experience, but with the humility to take and apply the new feedback as intended within the course structure.

Either way, you are correct that the schedule you posted is the quickest one can receive feedback due to the 14-day-between-lesson-submission restriction (which again is there to encourage students to do the work after receiving a critique for the previous submission). There's one mistake though - lessons 3 and 4 cost 2 credits each.

This doesn't actually change your listed schedule though, because pledging at the $10 tier right off the bat would get you 3 credits (2 + 1 bonus for pledging at a higher tier when starting), so assuming you pledged at the beginning of a given month and submitted lesson 1 immediately, it'd look like this:

  • Beginning of the 1st month, receive 3 credits

  • Immediately submit lesson 1 (down to 2 credits)

  • Halfway through 1st month, submit lesson 2 (down to 1 credit)

  • Beginning of the 2nd month, receive 2 credits (3 credits total)

  • Immediately submit lesson 2 (down to 2 credits)

  • Halfway through 2nd month, submit lesson 3 (down to 0 credits)

  • Beginning of the 3rd month, receive 2 credits (2 credits total)

  • Immediately submit lesson 4 (down to 0 credits)

This stuff becomes somewhat less relevant if you end up going through the lessons as intended, rather than submitting old work.

7:32 PM, Tuesday February 11th 2020

Thank's Irshad for your reply!

I understand what you're saying and you're absolutely right, submitting my old work would be irrelevant since it dates from August 2018! I'm sure that starting over would be profitable, but wouldn't it also be like grinding the exercises? Maybe better to move on lesson 5 and I'm afraid of disgusting myself if I would have to redo the 250 box challenge! One day maybe... for now I've almost finished the 250 cylinder challenge and lesson 4...

Otherwise, where can we see how many credits cost a lesson?

Anyway thank you very much for all the amazing free content you provide!

9:29 PM, Tuesday February 11th 2020

Grinding is doing something over and over again until you feel satisfied by some arbitrary basis. When students who've made it a ways through decide to go back to the beginning, they still follow the assigned numbers of pages, so it doesn't fall under that category. The 250 box challenge itself is a repetitive exercise, but it has a clear finish line.

As to how much each lesson costs, you can see the prices by going to the submit page and selecting the different lessons with the "Submit for Official Critique" option toggled. That said, it's a pretty straightforward breakdown - Lessons 1 and as well as the box challenge, cylinder challenge and wheel challenges are all 1 credit each. Everything else (including the texture and treasure chest challenges, both of which are optional), are 2 credits each.

10:10 PM, Tuesday February 11th 2020
edited at 10:16 PM, Feb 11th 2020

OK for the grinding, I understand.

OK for the cost, I've found it. If you don't mind, I may point out that this is not very readable...

Thank's again, everything is clear now! :-)

edited at 10:16 PM, Feb 11th 2020
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