Pre-class assignments are sometimes given by lecturers to students as a brief introduction for the material that will be taught in class. These assignments are generally quite useful as they get students to think about a certain concept without any prior knowledge given to them by the lecturer. By completing these assignments, students are able to digest the material given in class more easily and prepare any questions they might have before the class. Pre-class assignments are usually in the form of worksheets, tables or questions that lecturers provide along with reading to complete. However, pre-class assignments are not an essential part of the learning process, especially during online classes as they will probably discussed with the entire class along with the lecturer’s teaching. Considering this, completing them shouldn’t give you too much of a headache. Nevertheless, having the dedication to complete pre-class assignments will only benefit your learning experience in class.