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Schedules challenging students

Planning a schedule for school, work or extra curricular activities can be a challenging process.

The time has come once again to start making a schedule and to choose classes for fall 2014.

There are a quite a few new classes offered in each of the departments.

Creating a schedule that works, and fills the requirements for a major(s) and minor(s), and that leaves some space for a few enjoyable classes takes a considerable amount of time to plan.

It is essential when planning a schedule to look at a few things.

The first is making sure it is a manageable workload. Second is to make sure you have left some time for extra-curricular activities.

Planning a schedule that is around 18 credits may seem like the best thing to do at times, but in reality it should not be necessary to take that many credits in one semester unless you are a double major or minor.

Students have a considerable amount of control in regards to courses they take each semester.

All students have an advisor, they are there to make sure students are taking enough classes, and that they are on track to graduate.

Taking a class in January always helps balance your workload each semester.

Creating three schedules to take to your adviser can be helpful for student who haven’t decided on a major yet or who are still exploring majors.

It’s also a good idea to look at course requirements for majors that you are looking at so you know how many classes you will need to take in the future.

Bringing three schedules, a four year plan, and course requirements for majors or minors to your advising meeting will be a great addition to help your adviser.

Many students don’t follow their four year plan they made their freshman year because it’s hard to know what your major may end up being down the road.

Updating it often, as well as writing down what Linfield Curriculum classes you have completed will help cement what classes you need to take.

Though students who are junior and seniors face different challenges when scheduling classes they still have a lot of things to consider.

Some juniors may want to try and balance out their fall and spring semester for their senior year so they have time in their schedule to think about applying for graduate school or looking for a job after graduating.

Regardless of what you are studying it’s essential to always look at how your schedule will affect the rest of your college career.

Jonathan Williams

Opinion editor

Jonathan Williams can be reached at linfieldreviewopinion@gmail.com

‘LC’ doesn’t mean ‘limited choice’: Exploring the LCs of Fall 2011

Two reasons why students try to earn as many credits as they can are because of class registration and housing registration, both of which are right around the corner. To help you learn more about Linfield Curriculum classes, here are tips from registration experts and options for you to consider.

To foster the development of well-rounded education, Linfield has a general education requirement. Besides the Inquiry Seminar (INQS125), students are required to take one LC course from each of five different areas: creative studies (CS); individuals, systems, and societies (IS); natural world (NW); quantitative reasoning (QR); ultimate questions (UQ); vital past (VP); global pluralisms (GP); and U.S. pluralisms (US).

Registrar Eileen Bourassa said the curriculum requirements are more complex than that. She recommended that students update their LC worksheet or review their program evaluation on WebAdvisor while considering registration in both the short and long term.

She also said many students have difficulty with the requirement that does not allow more than two LC courses from the same department.
“LC classes are not check boxes. To be a well-rounded person, think about the process and get a full picture academically,” Janet Peterson, interim director of Academic Advising, said.

For students who register hoping to only take easy classes, Ellen Crabtree, associate director of Academic Advising, said this often ends up turning in the wrong direction — with not easy or interesting classes at all.

“Friends cannot make a decision for you,” she said. “You should get information from professors, friends, academic advisers and other sources and consider them together.”

Registration schedule

Monday, April 11 Completed Credits
Block 1.7:30 a.m. 95.00 +
Block 2.1:00 p.m. 84.00 – 94.99
Block 3.4:00 p.m. 82.00 – 83.99
Block 4.4:30 p.m. 80.00 – 81.99
Block 5.5:00 p.m. 78.00 – 79.99
Block 6.5:30 p.m. 76.00 – 77.99
Block 7.6:00 p.m. 72.00 – 75.99

Tuesday, April 12 Completed Credits
Block 1.8:00 a.m. 62.00 – 71.99
Block 2. noon 52.00 – 61.99
Block 3.4:00 p.m. 51.00 – 51.99
Block 4.4:30 p.m. 49.00 – 50.99
Block 5.5:00 p.m. 48.00 – 48.99
Block 6.5:30 p.m. 47.00 – 47.99
Block 7.6:00 p.m. 46.00 – 46.99

Wednesday, April 13 Completed Credits
Block 1.7:30 a.m. 3 4.00 – 45.99
Block 2. noon 22.00 – 33.99
Block 3.4:00 p.m. 20.00 – 21.99
Block 4.4:30 p.m. 18.00 – 19.99
Block 5.5:00 p.m. 17.00 – 17.99
Block 6.5:30 p.m. 16.00 – 16.99
Block 7.6:00 p.m. 15.00 – 15.99

Thursday, April 14 Completed Credits
Block 1.7:30 a.m. 13.00 – 14.99
Block 2. noon 0.00 – 12.99

April 15, please come to the Registrar’s
Office for assistance.
(Melrose 012, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Planning for the LCs:

1. You need to complete an upper division course, at least 300-level, from CS, IS, NW, OR, UQ or VP. It cannot
be from your major department, but it can be from your minor department.

2. Certain LC courses are always more popular for one reason or another, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will like those courses, so don’t base your decision off past popularity.

3. Many professors don’t like adding extra students to full classes, so have a backup plan with other courses you’d like to take at the ready if the one you want fills.

by Jaffy Xiao/Features editor
Jaffy Xiao can be reached at linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com.