During my college career, I have come to realize that morning classes are not as bad as everyone thinks they are. I know it’s hard to wake up early especially for class but if you get past the waking up part, you’ll realize that there are so many benefits. Don’t get me wrong I can’t do 8 am classes but I won’t cringe at the idea of having a 9 am class.

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Here are the reasons why:

-You have the whole day ahead of you

This is the most beneficial advantage of having early classes. When you’re done with class, you get to have the whole day for yourself and can do whatever you want. My early classes usually end around 1 or 2 the latest. The time after I get to lounge around, relax and get some work done. And especially in the fall, it gets dark so early. Who really wants to get out of class at 4 when it’s pitch black? I know for sure I don’t. In addition, you get to attend events that are in the afternoon. Most networking events and workshops are usually around 5-6. This is the perfect opportunity for you to attend and go out and meet fellow students.

-You will be more focused

It is a know a fact that we are more focused in the mornings. Since it is so early you are more alert and are more willing to learn. It is important for you to be focused in order to do well in class. Most importantly since most of your friends are probably not in the morning classes, you will be less likely to be distracted by them. This is crucial as your classes are very important to a great college career. Ina addition there will be less students in your class since no one really wants to take morning classes therefore you will have more time with the professor especially if you don’t understand a topic.

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-You get to have a snippet of your professional life

After college, if you are not a freelancer, you will most likely have a 9 to 5 job which means that you will have to be used to waking up early. What better way to transition into a full time job then by already being used to waking up early. When I started my internship last summer, I did not have any problems waking up early since I had done so for class. It was a seamless transition. You get to know what an average day at work will look like. I highly recommend taking morning classes. In addition, your boss will be impressed that you are always punctual.

Tips to wake up early

-Go to sleep early the night before

-Get your body used to your new routine

-Put an alarm way before your need to wake up so you can snooze until it is time to wake up

Waking up early is not as bad as you may think. You get to have a whole day ahead of you. So next time you see these open morning classes, think twice before you pass on them.

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Christy Joseph, Writer, Shortstints



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