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Should I take classes in the morning or at night?

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Naomi’s Answer

When I was in school, I tried to take all my classes in the morning so I could provide my job more hours I was available to work. It also allowed me to be able to study during afternoon or night depending upon work schedule.

Really I think you have to find the time that works best for you. When do you best learning? Is it early or later? When would you want to use your free time? The beauty of school is that you can try each out and see what works best for you. Good luck!
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Bryan! There's a lot of helpful answers here and honestly this question really depends on who you are as a person. I've heard of classmates taking night classes due to working during the day or having other responsibilities while some enjoy getting done with their classes in the morning and having the rest of time for other things. For me personally, I liked my classes earlier in college, I was already use to it during high school so waking up early wasn't too bad. I did enjoy when my schedule had Fridays off because then I can complete schoolwork and then head off to work. You can also see if you can modify your schedule so even if you do take certain classes at times you may not like, you can maybe refine your schedule to have a day off. Once again, it depends on you, see what you like- are you someone who is more of an early riser or likes to have more free time in the day and get started on schoolwork or go to school later on?

As a last note, as a freshman and sophomore you tend to schedule later on than juniors or seniors so in some classes you may not have many options and for some science classes they are usually either in the early morning or during the afternoon but not too much at night. Just some things to keep in mind!

I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
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Dexter’s Answer

Hi Bryan,

I think the correct answer for this depends on how you wish to structure your time and whether you're someone who is able to focus in the mornings.

Generally, I would say that taking classes in the morning sounds like a great idea, as it's a good start to your day and it'll give you a reason to wake up early. Practically however, I personally found myself missing (or being late) to classes when I didn't wake up early enough; I also found myself not being able to pay attention as well as I could because I was groggy. But that's just me when I was younger. If I were back in college currently, I believe I would excel taking classes in the morning.

Night classes are also great, as it's a good way to sum up your day, but it means that you'll probably miss out on social activities and meet ups with friends as most people finish with their courses in the afternoons. Some people also get quite sleepy at nights, so that's not good either.

Again, it really depends on who you are, what your sleeping hours are, and how you want to structure your day. If you happen to be in high school currently, one tip would be to take both a morning and night class during the summer, so that you can "test-drive" what you are more comfortable with.

Anyways, I wish you the best of luck Bryan!

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Caroline’s Answer

Hello! This is a great question but it definitely changes based on the person. When do you feel the most attentive throughout the day. I would try to think about that and base your first decision off of that. Unless you are a very big morning person I would opt to not take an 8am class your first semester. That being said you also need to decide if you want gaps on your schedule to do work or lighter and heavier days. Also finally i recommend looking into which teachers are the best and get as many of them as possible and fill up your schedule as much as you can right away, go to the classes and see when the tests are and how the class is scored and see which ones make the most sense for you!
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Rebecca’s Answer

Are you a full time student or a part time student?
If you are a full time student, I guess majority of the classes in your school would be in day time. Alternatively, if you are a part time student and you have a day time job, you have to attend the class at night time.
It seems that you have the flexibility to choose attending class during day time or night time. Some researches indicate people may have better concentration in the morning a few hours after they wake. However, I would think it is more subject to your personal preferences and habits. You are supposed to spend the same amount time to attend the classes.
It is more subject to the good time management so that you have more free time. You can try to organize the classes concentrating on a certain day and time, E.g. you can arrange the classes on every Wed and Thu full day. Then, you can have more free time on Mon, Tue and Fri. It is less travel time to and forth the campus as well.
Hope this helps! Enjoy your learning! Good Luck!
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Amit’s Answer

As mentioned by my fellow colleagues above, the answer to this question totally depends on you. There is no right or wrong here. It is what time works best for you in your current situation. With the right positive attitude to learn, one can make any time work.

If both morning and night work for you equally well, my recommendation would be to take the classes in the morning. You will be less distracted early in the day and therefore more focused. In addition, you could spend time in the afternoon revising what you learnt in the morning or work on assignments to reinforce the learnings quickly. If you plan to work while studying, then afternoon would also be a good time to do that. With this schedule, you can keep your evenings relatively free for some relaxation or quality time with family and friends.

Best wishes for your learning journey!
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Angela’s Answer

If you're a serious student with goals you want and need to achieve, I say take morning classes. I learned the hard way and was my most successful in school when I took morning classes. Morning classes can often be smaller size so don't be scared to build a relationship with your professors! Good luck!
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Steve’s Answer

The answer to this is going to vary based on when you feel you can best apply yourself fully to learning. Some function better in the morning and prefer to get up and complete first thing while others are the opposite. If you aren't sure what best suits you try different times to see what fits you best.
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Naganandini’s Answer

Hi Bryan,

If you are student only, Morning time is the best to take classes. Most of the professor and students would be available during the same morning time. If there is any questions/discussions, Professor/Students are going to get you answered right away in the forum available. Also, taking classes in morning gives us a routine day to day activity.

If you are working and student - It completely depends on your work schedule
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Natalie’s Answer

I have always scheduled my classes in the morning. I'm not a morning person though, so I usually try to schedule them in the late morning. I like going to classes to start the day and then having the rest of the day for myself. I also have a part time job so having morning classes works with my schedule. It really depends on the person though and what times work best for you. Some people like night classes better because they feel like they can focus better than they can in the morning.
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August’s Answer

I would vote in favour of front loading your day. Get all the classes out of way first thing, for all the aforementioned practical reasons, but most of all to keep in sync with what a regular work schedule would be like in the future, as well as to be available for any cool things to do with friends who may also be working during the day, or family who have already graduated.
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Dana’s Answer

Are you more effective in the morning or at night? Is there a difference between the professor's reputations? For example, are more popular/prestigious professors teaching in the morning? Or are the morning classes more popular/prestigious?

Are you trying to get an internship or work part time? In that case, the kind of work you want to do will dictate your hours. For example, if you want to intern at a law firm, you'll probably need mornings free instead of evenings.
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Anup’s Answer

I would advise not to take morning classes if you're not a morning person or find it hard to wake up in the morning. I've seen a lot of students take morning classes and end up missing a lot of the classes. This directly resulted in getting poor grade or having to drop from the class. However, if you're a morning person or feel like you can make it the classes in morning then morning should be a better option.

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Lisa’s Answer

As others have mentioned, I think one of the key questions to ask yourself is - do you learn better in the morning or later in the day - if you are neutral and can be flexible, then taking a class at anytime would work to suit your schedule.

Personally, I am a morning person - I would much rather get up and get it done - I am more alert and attentive in the morning so I definitely absorb more information and so feel that it would have a bigger impact to do morning classes for me.
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