One Way to Structure Your Week for Success

Professor: Erika L.C. King
Email: eking@hws.edu
Office: Lansing 304
Phone: (315) 781-3355

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A Week in the Life of Graph Theory Class

Note that this is just one idea of a way to structure your week. Each person might approach this a little differently. The main idea is to spread out your work over the course of the week, giving your mind an opportunity to digest information and work on ideas even when you don't expect that it is (like when you are working out at the gym, taking a shower, or even going out for tea/coffee/??? with a friend).

Friday PM

  1. Read through new assignment.
  2. Take time to read the new exercises carefully and draw a few example graphs to help you start thinking about the problems.

Saturday

  1. Work on the practice problems.
  2. Do the reading assignment and review your class notes from the week.

Sunday

  1. Work on the collected (general and notebook) problems. Make sure you understand what all the exercises are asking, jot down any questions you have. Choose at least two to really concentrate on.
  2. Get together with another person or two in the class and review concepts and practice problems with them.

Monday

  1. Continue work on collected (general and notebook) problems. The goal should be that by the end of Monday you spend at least a half hour on each exercise, unless you are able to finish it in less time.
  2. Come to office hours to check on general concepts, answer questions about exercises, and derive ideas about next steps if not sure what to do.
  3. Make sure you are prepared for tomorrow's quiz.

Tuesday

  1. Review any returned work, taking note of any comments.
  2. Do the reading assignment and review your class notes from the day.
  3. Try some new practice problems.
  4. Continue work on collected problems.
  5. Get together with another person or two in the class and review concepts and practice problems, as well as discuss main ideas of any general collected problems that you are not sure about.

Wednesday

  1. Continue work on collected (general and notebook) problems.
  2. Come to office hours to ask any questions on returned work, check on general concepts, answer questions about exercises, and derive ideas about next steps if not sure what to do. Be sure to bring your notes from what you have figured out so far.

Thursday

  1. Review any returned work, taking note of any comments.
  2. Tie up loose ends.
  3. Complete final write-ups.

Friday AM/early PM

  1. Read through your work one last time to make sure you have everything.
  2. Attend office hours to ask any questions on returned work, check a detail or two on the collected work, and to ask any questions you have about material from the week, especially practice problems.
  3. Turn in the collected assignment including Notebook Problems.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Erika L.C. King