It’s often difficult to make sense of the Q, Harvard’s rating system for workload and satisfaction of classes based on evaluations from former students. What does a 3.48 workload actually mean? Should I take a class with a 1.98 workload burden even if I won’t get satisfaction from taking it?

To answer these questions, we spent months of working with the most cutting edge big data analytics, and we are proud to announce we have the formula.

Using the chart below, you can easily determine if a class is “hot” and interesting or too “crazy” and difficult. If you stay above the magic, scientifically determined line, you’ll be in the clear. If you venture below, that’s on you—we can’t help you there. Why anyone would take Math 55 is beyond us.