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November 17, 2012

Planning the Best Class Schedule for Next Semester

As the end of the semester nears, many students begin thinking about their class schedule for next semester. It is always a good idea to plan ahead, creating alternate schedules prior to your assigned class selection date. Planning ahead also allows students to schedule classes at times that work best for them.

For example:
  • If you do not function at your best during early morning hours, typical of many college students, planning ahead allows you to pick out afternoon classes with later start times. 
  • If you are a non-traditional student or have a work schedule to consider, you can explore night or weekend class options. 
  • If you are the type of student who cannot focus enough to sit through 5+ hours of classes, plan ahead to give yourself breaks or spread your class schedule throughout the week, attending fewer hours each day. 
  • If you are like me and prefer to have as many school free days as possible during the week, take all of your classes on two days. 

Consider the pros and cons of each schedule type, such as... scheduling all of your classes on two days may mean taking multiple midterms on the same day with no study breaks in between while taking later classes may possibly cut into your free time. It's best to figure out what type of schedule will allow you to be the most productive.

Don't forget... to create alternate schedules in case some classes are full.

Always check... with your academic advisor to ensure that you have selected the appropriate classes for your degree program.

All you need to do now is...  pick up your books, show up for your scheduled classes, do your homework, study, and live Dorm Smart!


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