PARALEGAL 151 - Introduction to Law for Paralegals  

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Course FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Student 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 -- approximately 6-9 hours each week. You must have time -- or make time -- for this class. If it becomes clear that assignments are taking longer, tell me immediately and I will consider alternatives.
  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 9, you will have difficulty with chapters 10 and 12.
  3. What if I can't make a deadline?

    Do not get behind. Have each week’s assignments completed on time.  Although, you will find that I am flexible in giving you some additional time here and there when necessary, there can come a point when you are so far behind that you cannot catch up. A grade of "Incomplete" is not an option in 99 percent of the cases.

    Occasionally, it may be necessary for you to ask for an extension.  Usually I will ONLY consider an extension if you request it at least 24 hours in advance.  In the case of serious and unanticipated emergencies,  I will consider an extension if you can document the situation.