Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.
Confucius BC 551-479, Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Course Material Organization: Example

Principle: I separate handout materials according to their purpose.

File 1
  • Syllabus, deadline, task list, instructions, guidelines, detailed deadlines for each assignment, etc.
File 2
  • Lecture notes, reading notes
File 3
  • Texts, articles, complementary reading material
File 4
  • Bibliographies, index of course-related periodicals
  • Keyword descriptors for computer research
File 5
  • Memory tools: summary sheets, schemas, resumes, comparative tables, plan overviews and other fast-reference material
File 6
  • Assignments in progress: research, essay, class presentation
  • One file per assignment (or more if necessary)

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