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Course FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Students in this course frequently ask the following questions:

1.  How much time will this course take?

In general, the college recommends that for each class hour (45 hours) there should be 2 hours per week of homework. With this guide in mind, I planned for 2-3 hours per week for each credit hour -- each week approximately 8-12 hours for 15-week classes, and 16-24 hours for 8-week classes. You must have time -- or make time -- for this class. If it becomes clear that assignments are taking longer, tell me immediately.

2.  How important is it to keep up with the rest of the class? 

You are enrolled in a course that builds as it goes. Concepts learned in one chapter are combined with concepts in subsequent chapters as the course unfolds.  For example , if you fall behind or don’t learn the concepts in chapter 2 or 3, you will have difficulty with later chapters.

3.  What if I can't make a deadline?

Do not get behind. Have each week’s assignments completed as scheduled.  Late assignments will not be accepted.  Also, there is no extra credit.  

Occasionally, it may be necessary for you to ask for an extension.  In the case of serious and unanticipated emergencies,  I will consider an extension if you can document the situation.


[Text adapted from the PGCC facweb course_faqs file.]