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Which Timetable is Better?

By: Nguyen Ly Tra My (Rose) 9J Editor: Nini 9J

On August 22, every form teacher sent the first version of the necessary timetable to their own class. And the first schedule has been designed with three main things including form time and the other two activities where the lesson of the subject is differentiated differently depending on the class. Everything seemed to be going well, but as you know, the duration of a lesson to take place is around two and a half hours which was considered to be quite long for some students. After a few months of using the “old” version as well as finding it ineffective for some individuals, the school decided to create a form in which students would be able to vote for one between two distinct types of timetables. (The old and the new one). After the occurrence of some discussions and decision making, students eventually had to use the brand-new timetable with six activities (one hour for each subject) per day. Through this, one question is posed, which timetable is better when comparing the first and the second timetables (since we have been using the alternative one for more than 2 months, so I am sure everyone will be able to answer this question just for a better adaptation)? Here is the summary to what students have thought about it:

When talking about the timetable that appeared on August, students mostly discussed the number of subjects they had. In their general opinions, even though each lesson often took longer, the amount of work they received was not as piled up as what they considered the second timetable to be, and because it takes longer time to study, so it also helps them to complete the task faster and have a deeper understanding about the subject.

After hearing some ideas supporting the first side, let us have a look at the students who chose the other timetable. For them, this new schedule contains less time for each subject, which students considered it as good enough (1 hour per each). Furthermore, they said that this timetable also contains the average time to study and have more time on the subjects they consider to be more important like English, Science, Math. They also really like the thirty minutes break that helps them to relax and be ready for the next class. Unlike the first one, the students also have some study-time to catch up for homework or relaxing for an extra 1 hour.

In conclusion, we had a chance to hear different ideas as well as thoughts of students in this article. What about you? Would you choose a timetable with 3 activities but each will take more than 2 hours to study or a timetable with lots of activity with just exactly 1 hour per each?


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