My school works a little different than many other schools. Instead of having four or five weeks of classes over two separate summer semesters, they offer only one abbreviated semester (8 weeks). This summer, I'm registered for Organic Chem II lecture, Organic Chem II lab, Biology II lecture, and Biology II lab. The way it works is you have lab twice a week (4 hours) and lecture twice a week (4 hours), so with this schedule, I'll have labs Monday-Thursday. That's fine, except I work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (I'm non-traditional and I kind of have to), plus I volunteer on Friday and Saturday mornings. The lectures will be fine, but I'm wondering if I should postpone the Bio II lab until the fall? Is that something a lot of you do - take the lecture first and take the lab some other time? Over the regular semester, this schedule would be fine, but I'm just concerned because Bio I lab involved one project and 3 papers during the semester, as well as write-ups before and after each lab, not to mention practicals every other week. I know Bio II will be the same and having the lab meet twice a week, in addition to twice a week for my Organic Chem lab, it means I'll spending most of my time just doing write-ups instead of studying as much as I probably should for lecture. Maybe I'm just overestimating how much time will be required. I just don't want to get in over my head, especially since I've heard Orgo II is all mechanisms and I know that's going to require a lot of time outside of class. Any opinions? Should I drop the Bio II lab or suck it up, do it, and hope for the best?