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Calculator FAQ

  1. What is the assignment calculator?
  2. How can it help me?
  3. Is there a different calculator depending on what course I'm taking?
  4. Where can I get help doing research for my assignment?
  5. I still need more help with time management - are there any other resources I have access to?

1. What is the assignment calculator? A. The assignment calculator is an online tool developed by the University of Minnesota Libraries to help students create a timeline for completing their assignments. It assigns a percentage of time to each task necessary to complete an assignment and then, using the current and due dates the student enters, produces a schedule of tasks within the timeline. - ENTER Assignment Calculator -

2. How can it help me? A. The assignment calculator is designed to help students manage their time when working on an assignment. Research has shown that many people are more comfortable with completing a series of small tasks than they are facing an assignment in its entirety - the calculator shows you what these steps are and tells you how long to spend on each. This tool also has resource links to help you with each step of the assignment. Since all of the QLC resources are easily accessible on the ground floor of Stauffer Library you can find help in one location.

3. Is there a different calculator depending on what course I'm taking? A. No - the Queen's Learning Commons Assignment Calculator produces a general, non-course-specific timeline. This means that the calculator can be used by virtually any student for any assignment and still be helpful. If you are interested in seeing some calculators that are course specific, check out this selection of other calculators: Research Paper Assistance Calculators .

4. Where can I get help doing research for my assignment? A. Visit a reference librarian at any one of the Queen's Libraries or check out Reference & Research Services at Queen's Library . Another good place to get started in your research is on the Research by Subject page: Research by Subject .

5. I still need more help with time management - are there any other resources I have access to? A. The QLC has multiple resources to help you work on time management. First of all, check out our Workshop Registration to see if there are any useful workshops coming up soon. You can also visit Learning Strategies to take advantage of their resources list, their peer mentoring and professional consultation services, as well as the various workshops and drop-in skills sessions that they offer.