Part 4: Time Management/Study Schedule.
For every hour you spend in class, you need to plan on two hours of study and preparation time
outside of class.
If you are currently taking classes, take a look at your schedule and figure out how many hours you will
be in your math class or classes. Multiply this number by two and you will have the amount of hours
per week you need to dedicate to studying math. If you are not currently taking classes, find the math
class schedule for the upcoming semester at the school you will attend and choose a class you may
Example: You are taking a class Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. You are in
class three hours per week (50 minutes = one college hour). Therefore:
3 multiplied by 2 equals 6 (You need to schedule 6 hours per week to study math outside of class.)
Fill in the following information based on your math class or classes:
a. Days and times I am in or will be in math class:
b. Number of hours per week I am in or will be in math class:
c. Number from b multiplied by 2 =
d. The answer in section c is the total number of hours per week you need to set aside and dedicate
to studying math. After each day of the week, write down the specific time when you will study
math and make sure the total number of hours equals the number in section c.
Part 5: Homework.
Completing homework is an essential part of achieving success in mathematics. Refer to the following
list every time you do your homework.
Reading the textbook is part of doing homework. Compare what is in your textbook to your
Take time when completing your homework. Stay organized. Write down each problem, show
work, show the solution and clearly identify the answer.
Check your answers whenever you can.
If you get stuck, move on.
Use all of your resources: instructor’s office hours, math lab, tutoring, additional textbooks in
the library, online resources, study groups, etc.