I don’t see why everybody and their mothers tell people going into college “don’t take 8am classes” as if it’s some profound advice, like yes getting up early in the morning and going to a long and boring class is fucking horrible and I would never recommend it but at the same time, out of my own personal experience
- It got classes out of the way early so that I could spend my evenings decompressing and doing stuff like homework or videogames while other people were stuck in their evening classes.
- Evening classes suck WAY worse than morning classes. I’d rather leave my last class of the day and still have some daylight left to do other non-school related things instead of it being pitch-black and there being nothing left to do but go back to my room for the night.
- ^ this goes especially if you live in the city because usually by 9pm or so, restaurants, your college’s cafeteria if you have one, etc are all closed so not only will you be tired, but now you’ll have to use more energy making food for yourself because most evening classes go RIGHT through dinner hours.
- I NEVER used to eat breakfast before I took morning classes but since I had no choice but to be awake that early I began needing to eat breakfast, and once I did, my mood and alertness noticeably improved and I was way less tired during my afternoon classes than I was on days that I got to sleep in and wasn’t able to catch breakfast cafeteria hours.
MY experience aside, there’s this revolutionary concept that a lot more people than you might think are morning people.
If you don’t want to take morning classes or you didn’t like taking them then fine but don’t go around telling other people that it’s what they SHOULD do because what doesn’t work for you, might actually work BETTER for them than what you chose. Let them decide for themselves and form their own judgment based on their own experiences.