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168 HOUR ASSIGNMENT

There are only so many hours in a week. Most of us have busy schedules, so its important to think about the way you current spend your time
and then plan how you could organize and plan your time for your online course. For this assignment, youll be asked to assess your current
schedule and the hourly amount of time spent on various activities. Youll then be asked to create a tentative weekly schedule where
you set aside time specifically for your online class.

PART 1: YOUR CURRENT SCHEDULE


Directions: Fill in the table below with your current schedule.

Time
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM

1:00 PM
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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesd
ay

Thursday Friday

Saturday

Sunday

---------------Wake up get
ready for
school
Catch the bus
for my 9:45
class
Be at school
prepared

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-----------------Wake up get
ready for
school
Catch the bus
for my 9:45
class
Be at school
prepared

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Stretch,go for
a run and
workout.
Make and eat
breakfast
Check my
canvas for any
updated work.
Do some
homework and
canvas
assignments.
Keep on doing

Stretch,go for
a run and
workout.
Make and eat
breakfast
Check my
canvas for any
updated work.
Do some
homework and
canvas
assignments.
Switch to math

Stretch,go for
a run and
workout.
Make and eat
breakfast
Check my
canvas for any
updated work.
Go to my
piano
rehearsals.

Stretch,go for
a run and
workout.
Make and eat
breakfast
Check my
canvas for any
updated work.
Go to church.

Practice piano.

Finish off some

Math class in
session.
Math class in
session.
Im out at
12:15, get
some lunch
1:45 English

-----------------Stretch,go for
a run and
workout.
Make and eat
breakfast.
Check my
canvas for any
updated work.
Do some
homework and
canvas
assignments.
Keep on doing

Math class in
session.
Math class in
session.
Im out at
12:15, get
some lunch
1:45 English

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesd
ay

Thursday Friday

class starts

class starts

homework.

English class
in session.
Catch the bus.

canvas
assignments.
Still doing
canvas
assignments.
Get ready for
work.
Working.

2:00 PM

English class
in session.

3:00 PM
4:00 PM

English class
in session.
Catch the bus.

canvas
assignments
Still doing
canvas
assignments
Get ready for
work.
Working.

5:00 PM

Commuting.

Working.

Commuting.

Working.

6:00 PM

Eat dinner
probably
watch a show.
Start my
canvas
homework.
English
homework.
English
homework
Math
homework.
Math
homework.

Working.

Eat dinner
probably
watch a show.
Start my
canvas
homework.
English
Homework.
English
homework
Math
Homework.
Math
homework.

Working.

Get ready to
work at 5:30.
Working.

Working.

Sleep.

Check my
emails and
canvas.

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7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM

12:00 AM

1 6 AM

Working.
Working.
Working.
Working.
Working.

English class
in session.

Saturday

Sunday
homework
online or Math.
Study.

Do English
journals.

Start online
homework.

Back to math
homework.

Study.

Study.

Get ready to
work at 4:30.
Working.

Get ready to
work at 4:30.
Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Working.

Sleep.

Check my
emails and
canvas.

Working.

Working.

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Check my
emails and
discussions on
canvas.
Check my
homework that
is due the next
day.
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PART 2: 168 HOUR EXERCISE


Directions: Based on your schedule above, write down how much time you intend to spend on average in a week for each of the following
activities:

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Activity

Time Spent (in


Hours)

Sleep (hours per night x 7)


Meals (hours per day x 7)
Classes (current credit hours x 3)
Work
Commute Time for classes and/or work

44 hours a week.
8 hours a week
20 hours a week
38 hours a week
10 hours.

Family/Friend Time
Activities (hobbies, exercise, spiritual
practice, etc.)
Extra Responsibilities (chores,
obligations, etc.)
Personal Care
Free Time
Other:

5 hours a week
8 hours a week

Total=
168-Total=

8 hours a week
7 hours a week
10hours

158 Hours
10 Hours
Remaining

Note: You may want to assess your workload if you are spending more than 65 hours per week on Classes and Work. Being a successful
student requires that you also have time to get enough rest and take care of yourself!

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PART 3: ONLINE COURSE STUDY SCHEDULE


Directions: Fill in the chart below with a tentative weekly study schedule for your online course. Please keep in mind that the amount of time
you should put into your class is the following:

Time
11:00am

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2:30pm

Hours in total:

For 16 Week Semester: Credit Hours X 3


For an 8 week Semester: Credit Hours X 6
For a 6 Week Semester: Credit Hours X 7.8

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesd
ay

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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Canvas
homework 112:30pm

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Canvas
homework 112:30pm

Canvas
homework.
11-12pm

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Canvas
assignments
11-2:30pm

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Canvas
assignments.
11-2:30pm

Canvas
assignment.
11-12pm

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Canvas
assignments.
11-2:30pm

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Canvas
assignments.
11-2:30pm

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2:00-3:00pm
canvas.

Canvas
assignment.
1-3pm

1 hour

3 hours and 30
min.

1 hour

3 hours 30
min.

1 hour.

1 hour

3 hours

Canvas
assignment.
1 -3pm

Activities adapted from:

"Planning Your 168-Hour Work Week." University of Redlands Academic Success Center. Academic Success and Disability Services. Web. 4 Feb 2014.

<http://www.redlands.edu/docs/StudentLife/168_Hour_Week.pdf>.
"How to Spend your 168 Hours A Week Wisely." Delta College. Teaching Learning Center. 2009. Web. 4 Feb 2014.

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