Is entail the appropriate word for my context? If not, can you provide me with a better one (and its construction in my sentence)?

My courses entail studying every single day when I come back from uni.

What I want to express is that my courses require studying every day.

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"Entail" is possible, but "require" is a more common word

My courses require me to study every day when I come back from university.

And there are many many ways to express requirement in English:

I have to study every day when I come back.

or "I need to" or even "I've got to".

Your format is fairly formal, and might be clearer with a pronoun

My courses entail me studying everyday.

  • I don't think a course can require someone to do something. My courses require [that] I study etc.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jan 23 at 17:31
  • A course can require all sorts of things. If you don't meet the requirements, you fail the course. The requirements can be formal "You must attend at least 80% of lessons" or informal "If you don't do the required reading, you won't be able to understand the lectures".
    – James K
    Commented Jan 23 at 22:22

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