The online assignment calculator was developed by the University of Minnesota Libraries in collaboration with the Center for Writing to help students plan and manage their time when completing an assignment. The calculator is open source code so many other libraries, including those at Queen's, have adopted it for their own students.
The calculator assigns a certain percentage of time to each task necessary to complete an assignment. Based on the current date and the due date of your assignment, the calculator will provide an estimate of the time you should spend on each step. This takes some of the guesswork out of completing an assignment on time and will ensure that you are not left writing your essay the night before it's due!
For more information on the assignment calculator, visit the University of Minnesota's Assignment Calculator Blog, or download your own version from SourceForge.