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The three day week: living every 12-year-old’s dream

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Back in high school, course selection was simple. Once all the mandatory courses were filled into your schedule, you could choose between art, family studies, or shop class. And then everything was put together automatically.

In university, it got a bit more complicated. Suddenly, you have some control over what day of the week each course is, or whether a course has three one-hour lectures a week, or one three-hour lecture a week. It’s this sudden extra control that made my number one goal for second semester possible.

As in, scoring a three-day week.

Sure, I get home late on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Fridays are long enough. But no matter how brain dead I am, I have a mini-weekend the next day. With two extra days off every week, keeping up with the workload is also much easier. And there’s something particularly awesome about never having two days of school in a row.

I’m living every 12-year-old’s dream.