Example Study Schedule

Plan on 10-15 hours per week, or up to 60 hours each month, to successfully complete this program.

 

Reading Assignments Written Assignments
 
Before class begins
  • Read ahead when possible
  • Work ahead on exercises in the book
  • Create your introduction and post it
 
Week 1 Chapter 1 –
“Genealogy’s Standard of Proof”
Assess skill level for reasoning and application of the GPS
Week 2 Chapter 2 –
“Concepts Fundamental to the GPS”
& Appendix A
Categorizing sources, information and evidence

Week 3

 

Chapter 3 –
“GPS Element 1: Thorough Research”
& Appendix A
Planning research and identifying sources
Week 4 Chapter 4 –
“GPS Element 2: Source Citations”
& Appendix A
Writing citations
Week 5 Chapter 5 –
“GPS Element 3: Analysis and
Correlation” & Appendix B
Applying tests of analysis and correlation
Week 6 Chapter 6 –
“GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and
Assembling Evidence” & Appendices A & B
Identifying and applying approaches to resolve conflicts
Week 7 Chapter 7 –
“GPS Element 5: The Written
Conclusion” & Appendix A
Identify proof arguments, their components and approaches
Week 8 Chapters 8 & 9 –
“Using the GPS” and “Conclusion”
Apply GPS to an outside work and website.