abcdefghi wrote:Out-of-town 0L student trying to book flights home to save money/get seats. I noticed that Thanksgiving falls very late this year, as it did last year-- 2 weeks before exams begin. It is a short and poorly timed break; do many students skip going home to hit the books? Trying to schedule around workload, how does a trip home on the October 13-14 break look? Not sure when to anticipate being the most and least busy.
Thanks much in advance for any answers! Sorry if this has already been addressed; I didn't see it looking through the thread.
I was a slow & steady studier for 1L--I never had any tortuous days, but I also took 0 days off. This was my style in undergrad--one semester in UG when I had 5 papers due at the end of finals, I started early and knocked out one paper a week for 5 weeks. So I kept it. Therefore, I didn't take the long breaks off.
Home was far enough away that traveling itself was exhausting, so I didn't. A lot of people stayed, so there was the option of celebrating Thanksgiving with a group of friends. If you live close enough to home that the flight is to like Philly or DC, I'd go home. But if it's LA, you're probably better off staying in Boston for Thanksgiving for 1L.
That October break is sort of the last calm moment before the storm. Post-that weekend is when I remember things starting to get pretty stressful and study groups ramping up, etc. I stayed in the area, but others left. Depends on your style. I'd note that when picking extracurriculars like journals that you should opt for ones where the brunt of your work, like subcite, falls before that weekend.