For most students, remembering their notebook for class is enough of a hassle. But for students at MC, remembering four different schedules every week is almost impossible.
Personally, I hate the fact that pretty much every day, I have to ask someone to provide me with the time because the schedule is so hectic that I can’t keep track. If we had a simpler schedule, more students could be able to know exactly where and when they need to be in a class.
Some students probably don’t care, or they might not even notice the different times and tutorial periods, but for me, it is difficult enough to remember the information teachers are lecturing about in their classes, let alone what time we are released.
Having to remember that Monday and Tuesday are the same isn’t that much of an issue, but having to switch into a whole new agenda by the time we get to Wednesday completely grinds my gears. Not to mention having tutorials on both Wednesday and Thursday, I forget where I need to be sometimes.
Also on Fridays, having to remember that lunch is after third period instead of fourth completely pushes me over the edge. I always forget and go to fourth period, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Finally, there is late start Fridays. If I didn’t get to sleep in a little longer, I would probably go crazy from the sudden change in times. Having to remember that there is no break and dawdling to third period always gets me, and I need to rush so I am not late. If schedules were simpler then this wouldn’t happen.
Then there are those days where we have an assembly schedule. As if it weren’t enough to remember that there was no late start that morning, but we have to go by a completely different schedule. It just seems to be impossible for me to wrap my head around all the different times.
I also notice that teachers need to look at the handy little chart that they have just to remember when they need to wrap up their lesson. If there was only one schedule, this wouldn’t have to happen at the end of almost every class period.
In the end, four different schedules are just too much for a student to remember along with their school work, teachers, and lessons. This is why I believe that if the school had a simpler, more concise set up for class schedules, it would make things a whole lot easier.