Originally Posted by Numinous
Portugal has the same amount of recess as Finland (75 minutes), so I assume it's done the same way: the 75 minutes are broken in 7 recesses, 3 with 15 minutes, 2 with 10 minutes and 2 with 5 minute. And it's not distracting at all, it's a fucking breather having those recesses disrupting two classes that are 90 minutes long each.
That makes a lot more sense now. I was thinking it was a solid hour of just dicking around, plus there's got to be lunch, so that's like two hours of just goofing off. But when you've got breaks throughout the class day, yeah, that helps a whole lot. Probably why I'm doing much better in college than I did in high school.