Assignment: Class Preparation


  • Calculate typical ratios of in-class to out-of-class work per credit hour


  1. Refer to your class schedule, work schedule, and any other documents you have that indicate the day and time of your weekly obligations.
  2. Using a 1:2 or 1:3 in-class–to–out-of-class-study ratio, determine how many hours per week you need to study for each class, given your current course schedule.
  3. Create a weekly schedule in a digital document. You can use Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or any other format you prefer.
  4. Be sure to include at least class sessions, homework and study time, and leisure time in your schedule.
  5. When you are finished, write a paragraph summarizing how you created your class schedule and why you think it will be effective.