Courses and Time Commitments

In high school, college, and graduate school students need to take a realistic look at the time commitments that are required for courses.

At the high school level regular courses require from 30-60 minutes of daily homework and learning. Honors courses require from 60-90 minutes of daily homework and learning. AP courses require 90-120 minutes of daily homework and learning. The times may fluctuate, but the course requirements are still expected to be met. Honors courses move at a faster pace than do regular courses. AP courses move at an even faster pace. The AP courses are equivalent to college level courses taught at the high school level.

At the college and graduate school level it is best to plan 2 hours for every credit hour to complete the homework and learning. So if a course is worth 4 credits, then the student can expect to do 8 hours of work outside of class. So someone who is taking 16 credit hours can expect to do 32 hours of work outside of class. 16 plus 32 equals 48 hours. Place that into a calendar and see how it feels!

Questions? Contact Beth Silver. Email:bethcarolsilver@gmail.com. Phone: 310-720-0390.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Dyslexic students can do well with math. If the instruction is specific as to the exact steps to take to do a problem, then a dyslexic student will learn this well and put it into memory for easy retr

There are various forms of dyslexia. One is letter reversals. Another is not being able to hear and pronounce sounds. Leaving out or inserting little words which change the meanings of sentences is al

Parents confirm that Ed Sage School extends human potential. Sara and Tom Gilmartin, parents of a recently graduated eighth grader said, ” At the Ed Sage School, our son has undergone a complete trans