Surviving Morning Classes

12:36 PM


If there is one thing I hate about college it is morning classes. Having to wake up with the sun and dragging yourself to a freezing classroom to hear a lecture is hardly how anyone wants to start their day off. Since I'm due to take another one of these this semester, it's time for me to learn how to master them. Here are my tips to making morning classes a bit easier.

Prepare before hand
This means getting all your class work and books together the day before to avoid a scramble in the morning.  This way you won't forget to bring things like pens, paper, or that essay that's due today. This also means showering and getting your look ready the day before if you need to.

Eat breakfast
You will feel so much better and more energized when you actually feed your body in the morning. Since I am not a big breakfast fan, I usually go for something light like yogurt, fruit, or hot hashbrowns and eggs.


Do your homework the night before
I know there are other procrastinators like me out there. I would always do homework assignments right before class, but that changed with my morning classes. You can't exactly do a book summary for your 10 AM class when you only woke up at 9:45. Well you could, but it'd be pretty crappy. So finish all your assignments  before the day of class

Change your sleeping habits
I don't really like this one, but it is true. Going to sleep earlier means you will most likely wake up earlier.  This will give you more time and energy for class. So you won't be snoozing during lecture, no matter how boring it is.

Time is the Essence
Most of my morning teachers happened to be jerks really strict and wanted to give quizzes at the beginning of class. So coming in five minutes late everyday meant your grade was being affected. Show your teachers you care and get your money's worth my going to class on time. It will really help your grades and your teachers will notice.

Get a friend
Sometimes you can't help but sleep through an AM class or doze off during a lecture. Make sure you have a friend who is taking the class who can catch you up with notes and other important things you may miss in class. You can also check in on each other to make sure you're both o top of your game and get to school on time.

Have any other tips you'd like to share? Leave us a comment below! 

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18 comments

  1. Love this post! Luckily I have been able to avoid 8AM classes and the earliest I have had class is 9am which isn't nearly as bad. If I am ever unfortunate enough to take an 8AM class I will definitely use all of this information! Sharing this information with my readers!

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    1. Anything before 10 is too much for me, but the morning class I have now I NEED to take. Ugh. Thanks for the visit Amanda!

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  2. Great post! I have much earlier classes this semester than last semester so I will definitely be using this advice! Thanks xoxo
    Brie @ leancleanandbrie.com

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    1. Thanks Brienne! I could use some of your breakfast recipes for fuel in the morning. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I don't know how you do it. When I was in college, my earliest class was 11. I can't handle waking up so early!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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    1. I'm doing it, but I'm not really happy about it. I'm wondering how I would survive regular 9-5!

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  4. i don't mind morning classes, but 7:30 am classes are absolutely killer! i just can't manage to do anything at that hour! i have to take one senior year, because silly me kept hoping it'd be offered at a different time. oh well lol. thanks for the tips!

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    1. I'm so not a morning person unless it's Saturday. I guess Saturday morning cartoons trained me to wake up before on the 7th day, but any other time of the week I'm still buried under my sheets. I've been getting better though. Thanks college.

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  5. I remember I had a class at 8 omg it was a struggle but I had to do it because I had to be to work in the evenings. Going to bed early as possible helps a bunch

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    1. Sleeping early really does help a lot. I'll have to cut my nights watching TVshort this semester . OH well, Anything for school right?

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  6. I have avoided morning classes like the plague for the past few years of college! And now, I am starting my last semester of college with a 9 am class! These tips are definitely going to be handy!

    www.darlingprepster.com

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    1. I've had at least one each school year so far, but I have a 9AM class as well that I can't avoid Lucky for us right?

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  7. Great post! I try to avoid morning classes at all expenses! I know I should go to bed earlier and it would make my life so much easier but I am just such a night owl. Great advice!

    xx Lux
    www.ajourneyeast.com

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    1. I feel the same way! I just really don't like getting up in the morning, but having a good night's rest gives me the energy to get up!

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  8. I was always the one who wanted to just get all the classes out of the way and chill all afternooon. The key was always breakfast. If I had breakfast, I was OK!

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    1. I'm learning that eating first makes me focus on the lecture and not how empty my stomach is. So breakfast is really a necessity!

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  9. Preparation is definitely the key here. I used to be a person who just lived by the seat of my pants and I found that life was too unexpected to not prepare.

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    1. Lots of things in life need a little preparation, and morning classes in one of them! Thanks for visiting!

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