It’s October 22, and the TV show Pardon the Interruption debuted on ESPN on this date in 2001. The show features longtime friends and former Washington Post columnists Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debating sports topics of the day in a rapid-fire format and has been a hit for 20 years now. One of the unique things about the show is the column of topics that appears on the right side of the screen. The list shows the viewer what topics have been covered, what the current topic of conversation is, and what topics are coming up. This is very similar to the table of contents in your textbook and study guide for your middle school correspondence courses or high school correspondence courses. A quick glance there lets you know how the course is organized, and so we encourage you to refer to the table of contents at the start of the course as often as needed. Another unique thing about PTI is the time limit for each topic of conversation which keeps the show on pace to finish in 30 minutes. American School students don’t have specific time limits other than fulfilling the terms of their enrollment contracts, but our online middle school courses and online high school courses contain pacing guides to keep students on track. For paper-based middle school courses and paper-based high school courses, a good rule of thumb is to complete a unit and send an exam every week or two. If you do that, you will finish in plenty of time. If you’re ready to enroll, the whole process doesn’t take much longer than five good minutes, and all of us would be happy to serve you. Get started today!