Originally Posted by IbrahimH
Well one thing I found to be annoying was how we were supposed to read a chapter or so before each class
.....isn't that what every class does? I don't think I've ever had a class where I didn't have to do readings before hand.......
The online section of the course varies between professors - some use it occasionally, others consider it essential to the course, and others don't use it at all. So, depending on who is teaching it this year, this potentially difficult/time-consuming part of the course may or may not be a problem.
The exercises you do for every chapter aren't too bad - they usually consist of 15 or so sentences, which grow in complexity with each chapter. As long as you stay on top of the new vocabulary and grammar of each chapter, the increasing complexity is certainly manageable.
There were never any writing assignments (ie, essays) in 1Z03 or 1ZZ3 - your mark is essentially composed of three parts: 1) roughly 5 biweekly tests, which primarily question your comprehension of the new grammar; 2) tutorial participation, which is really just reading passages, site-translating, and handing in written English-to-Latin translations; 3) a final exam, which is really just a longer version of the five tests, testing your understanding of grammar and retention of vocabulary from, obviously, the entire course. In short, this class doesn't throw any curve balls.
If you can keep up with the readings, which is really just about 4-5 pages of grammar-talk per class, you should be fine; just make sure you memorize those damnable Latin verbs!