It took me a long time to figure out that I was more of a morning person, than I was an evening person. Take some time to notice when you feel the most energetic, productive, and when you're most in the mood for learning. By fine tuning your schedule to match your rhythms of your most productive times, you'll feel a lot better as you learn and study.
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If you schedule the bulk of your classes in the morning, you’ll be able to get them out of the way early on and have the rest of the day to yourself. That said, many students enjoy the perk of finishing their classes early, so morning courses tend to fill up fast. If you are serious about taking a particular class at an early time, make sure you act quickly as soon as you’re able to enroll. Morning classes are great excuses to work on maintaining a healthy sleep schedule. Especially since this is likely the first time you’ll be living independently, it’s easy to slip into the habit of waking up at noon and lazing around for most of the day.
If you are not a morning person (and don’t see that changing anytime soon), I wouldn’t recommend morning classes. You might not wake up on time, and even if you do, you might be too tired to concentrate. You might even skip class on purpose to stay in bed, making you miss important material and get points deducted from your grade due to poor attendance. Another downfall to a morning class is the fact that you might not have time to do your homework before class. Sometimes we all forget to do our homework, so an early class might make it hard to squeeze in some last-minute work before it starts.
As a freshman, having afternoon classes may be the easiest to handle. You’re less likely to oversleep; the sun is up, so you’re up! Not only will you not have to worry about waking up on time, but you will also be more alert and able to focus. A downfall to afternoon classes is that it might be difficult to balance your school schedule with a job (if you have one). If you prefer afternoon classes, however, you might want to consider a work-study. Since work-study is a student employment opportunity directly run through your school, it is easier to get your employer to work around your schedule. It is flexible and convenient, giving you more opportunities to take the courses you want while making spending money.
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It is great you are thinking about this as "time management" is a great life skill.
Do you want to spread out your classes?
Do you want to take alot in a short time?
Do you want to try to take them all on M, W F or T, Th?
What time will you budget for studying?
As a college student, I was most productive taking classes mid-morning, then using 2-4 every day as a routine study period. This formula left me with lots and lots of time for fun as well!
I am a working student so when I signed up for classes, I typically scheduled any in person classes in the morning to allow myself the rest of the day to work. I also took online classes which can be challenging, but once you get the hang of them they become easier. I just completed my Bachelor's degree online while working as well. My advice is to try out a few different things and see what works best for you and your study habits.
Taking college classes in the morning or afternoon truly depends on your needs. I am a morning person therefore; attending college during the day was great when I was younger. I also worked in the afternoon. However, when I completed my master I worked during the day & took classes at night at that worked well too. I can tell you that my daughter took both morning & afternoon classes while in college. She preferred afternoons because she likes to sleep late.
Therefore attending morning or afternoon classes depends on your specific needs. I am sure you will make it work with either morning or afternoon classes.
Best of luck!
Best of luck!
Focus on finding the best professor rather than the class time if the time does not matter as much. For the most part people have the most energy and are most alert in the beginning of the day.
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This was because it allowed me to get more rest and enabled better preparation for classes. In the morning I always seemed to be more sluggish, while in the afternoon I was more alert and ready to learn.
Plus, I discovered that classed in the afternoon were held every other day, rather than every day. This allowed more time to complete assignments and do research. My experience was that I performed better academically in later scheduled courses, than ones held early in the morning.
This completely depends on you and your personality. I know that I am a morning person. I am better at working out in the morning, more focused on work tasks in the morning/early PM, better at presenting earlier in the day. My mind tires throughout the day. In college I remember I took all early morning/early afternoon classes. I also worked to ensure my scheduled allowed for Friday off (took classes Mon-Thurs only). It helps to make a to-do list and ensure that whatever MUST get done that day or the next day is complete and for me that happens in the morning.