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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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At my father's demand, I'm switching my sleep schedule to 6:00a to 9:00p.

This is out of my control. Unfortunately, I'm aware that means I'll probably miss most of you being online if I have to go to bed at 9:00 PM EST.

He's getting me to change it so I'll have that schedule for college and can take 8:00 classes.

Sigh.. I'll catch y'all when I can...

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Well, on the bright side, you won't have to worry about getting in a class, as most of the eight o'clock ones are half-full. :)

Seriously, is your dad not aware that almost every class scheduled at 8:00 is also scheduled at other times throughout the day? Speaking from experience, I'd find every way to avoid 8:00 classes at any costs. It is just hard in general for most to turn their brain's "learning switch" on that early. I tried two 8:00 classes before, Calculus II and Chemistry II, both were the most miserable points in my academic career. I got up at 7:30 most days, ran in and out of the shower, and stuffed a muffin in my mouth while biking to the other side of the university for class. Heck, even the professors couldn't get up half the time -- I saw more of the TAs in lecture than the professor. After that semester, I stuck to afternoon and evening classes.

I hope you can find someway around that, contrary to belief, most aren't equipped to be morning learners, and forcing one's self into a morning routine can be very painful, physically and mentally (if you find that isn't the case for you, please feel free to ignore everything I just typed). :) I hope you can find some way to stay at the dorms at college, so you can get into your own groove of things -- remember, college is for you, not your parents.

My parents are extremely controlling and overprotective. It was never an option for me to go to college; it was expected of me.

Not that I disagree on going however.

I'm fully awake within ten minutes of waking up; I'll have no problem processing the information if I can wake up in time. I used to have to wake up at 5:30 AM to go to middle school before I went into homeschooling because the special program I was in was halfway across the state; I'll deal with waking up at 6:00.

Washington University has a ban on teaching assistants running classes in normal conditions, so it won't happen much if at all. It would be more likely for the professor to reschedule the class- a famous piece of Washingon University history that tends to repeat itself was when exactly one person registered for an 8:00 (Gender Roles in Israeli Society), the class was moved from 8:00 in a classroom somewhere to 12:00 in the lunchroom- the class was actually taught during lunch, one-on-one- although it picked up a few auditors who didn't have to pay the $50.00 fee for auditing a class...

I suppose that's really a high point of Washington U.- classes are not cancelled for low attendance if more than zero students show up- one is the minimum class size.

All morning classes have later classes; however, the 8:00 is almost always much emptier, for obvious reasons; they also tend to have the more dedicated students and the class moves faster.

I'm pretty sure that my father's motive isn't entirely for me to get to the 8:00 classes; I wouldn't be surprised if it is as much to get me to be unable to attend anything vaguely resembling a party due to the fact that I'd be pretty much asleep by then. (He's already made it quite clear that I won't be attending any such social functions anyway.)

There's really nothing I can do about it; he's been enforcing it by waking me up at 7:00 if I'm not already up and reaming me out for not being up at 6:30.

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