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First Year Schedule w/ 2 labs on one day?

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Hey, I have a Bio lab and Chem lab on Fridays and was wondering if it is bad to have two labs on one day.

Here is my schedule:

FALL

Monday
8:30-9:30 BIO LEC
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC

Tuesday
10:00-11:30 ECON LEC
11:30-2:30 PYSCH LEC
2:30-4:00 CHEM LEC

Wednesday
8:30-9:30 BIO LEC
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC

Thursday
10:00-11:30 ECON LEC
1:30-2:30 CHEM TUTORIAL
2:30-4:00 CHEM LEC

Friday
8:30-9:30 BIO LEC
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC
10:30-1:30 CHEM LAB
2:30-5:30 BIO LAB

I could change my BIO lab to Mon or Wed, but same time. Should I do that or no?

Also, there's a chem lec at 11:30-12:30 on Mon, Wed, Fri but its a harder prof.

Should I
1. take Chem with the harder prof
2. change my bio lab to Mon or Wed and leave the rest the same
3. leave everything as is, with 2 labs on one day and 3 straight lectures for 6hrs on Tues?
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A photo of ktel ktel
Two labs on one day isn't the biggest deal, but on Friday afternoon? That's going to be rough. These scheduling things are really up to your personal choice though. If it was me I would probably move my bio lab. I would also try to avoid 6 straight hours of class (I have done it before, and it gets tiresome). How do you know the other prof is so much harder?
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A photo of CatRunner CatRunner
I would definitely try to move that bio lab. I find having two labs on the same day to be very tiring. Your experience may be different, but I try not to have two labs on the same day.
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A photo of mynameismattgotmlgo mynameismattgotmlgo
Good old schedule-making time.

I don't have anything to add but to agree with the previous two posters. Two labs in one day would suck, and six hours straight of lecture would suck big time. Try to avoid both scenarios from happening.
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@hard07 wrote
Hey, I have a Bio lab and Chem lab on Fridays and was wondering if it is bad to have two labs on one day.

Here is my schedule:

FALL

Monday
8:30-9:30 BIO LEC
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC

Tuesday
10:00-11:30 ECON LEC
11:30-2:30 PYSCH LEC
2:30-4:00 CHEM LEC

Wednesday
8:30-9:30 BIO LEC
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC

Thursday
10:00-11:30 ECON LEC
1:30-2:30 CHEM TUTORIAL
2:30-4:00 CHEM LEC

Friday
8:30-9:30 BIO LEC
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC
10:30-1:30 CHEM LAB
2:30-5:30 BIO LAB

I could change my BIO lab to Mon or Wed, but same time. Should I do that or no?

Also, there's a chem lec at 11:30-12:30 on Mon, Wed, Fri but its a harder prof.

Should I
1. take Chem with the harder prof
2. change my bio lab to Mon or Wed and leave the rest the same
3. leave everything as is, with 2 labs on one day and 3 straight lectures for 6hrs on Tues?



What school are you going to? By your timing it doesn't seem like UofT, but generally first year bio labs are uber easy. I just finished first year life sci at UTSG and on Thursday's my day looked like this:

9-10: Chem Lecture
10-11: Math Lecture
2-5: Chem Lab
6-9: Bio Lab

It was tough but it was doable and UTSG is a damn hard school as you know. It shouldn't be that bad but I think just to be safe if you aren't used to such a hectic schedule then space them out and especially on Friday's, come on, ITS FRIDAY FRIDAY.........!
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Okay, I changed it up a bit and took the hard chem prof. Does this look a little better?

Monday
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC
11:30-12:30 CHEM LEC
1:30-2:30 BIO LEC
2:30-5:30 BIO LAB

Tuesday
10:00-11:30 ECON LEC
11:30-2:30 PSYCH LEC

Wednesday
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC
11:30-12:30 CHEM LEC
1:30-2:30 BIO LEC

Thursday
8:00-9:30 CHEM TUTORIAL
10:00-11:30 ECON LEC

Friday
9:30-10:30 MATH LEC
11:30-12:30 CHEM LEC
1:30-2:30 BIO LEC
2:30-5:30 CHEM LAB

I moved the chem lec so its not 6hr lec on Tues anymore and I move the bio lab to mon.
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A photo of mynameismattgotmlgo mynameismattgotmlgo
That looks pretty good. You probably won't get much better than that.
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A photo of ktel ktel
Looks better to me. This is probably not possible for your schedule, but whenever I can I try to avoid 1 hour breaks. Either get rid of them or make them longer, because in general you don't get anything done during them. I will put in one for a lunch break or something like that if I need to. But you are usually stuck with only certain time slot offerings, so you have to take the best you can get.
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i wanted to avoid 1hr breaks but bio lecs are at 8.30 mwf or 1.30 mwf and chem lecs are at 11.30 mwf or 2.30 t/th or really late.

but thanks alot!
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