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June 29, 2011 11:26 AM Subscribe
Is it better to stagger a schedule of classes or group them together?
posted by Nomiconic to education (24 answers total)
Last semester I had four classes, two Monday/Wednesday/Friday, one Tuesday/Thursday, and one online, which meant I had to worry about at least one thing almost every day (a travesty, I know), and my sleep schedule could never get into any kind of pattern because the classes started at different times.
This semester I've taken the opposite tack and chosen four Tuesday/Thursday classes, figuring this will maximize my unbroken chunks of free time, minimize driving (20 minutes each way), and make things simpler in general. A couple of people I've talked to suggest this is, if not the norm, a popular option.
Basically I'm wondering, what are people's experiences scheduling classes? What are important variables to consider? Am I going to hate myself by the fourth class?
(I was pretty shocked this hadn't been asked before, or at least that I couldn't find it.)