What do you think is the best way to structure a maths course in general? Be it algebra, calculus, analysis, probability, geometry, etc. What I mean by structure is number of exams, their percentages, type of exams, and timing of exams. I am looking for a structure that best helps students manage the material by motivating them to study for exams. My university does the following: 10 assignments due by the end of each week, each assignment has 4 difficult questions that cover the material of the week before, each assignment worth 2% of final mark, therefore the assignment are worth 20%.. An exam in the last week of the semester that covers everything studied throughout the semester, worth 10%. Final exam is a 3 hours exam done in examination period 1 week after the end of semester, worth 70% I find this structure very helpful as it motivated me to be always up to date with the material being covered in lectures and the exam in the final week (worth 10%) is very helpful in preparing for the final exam. What do you think of this structure? Would it be better to have a quiz each week rather than assignments? I know many students who do the assignments together despite not being allowed to do so so a quiz would test what students know rather than who they know. I did a chemistry subject in first semester and I really hated the structure, it is 25% practical experiments, 10% tutorial attendance and participation, 15% mid-semester test and 50% final.