Where do prefer to sit in class?

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Where do you sit in class?

Front
42
30%
Middle
47
34%
Back
42
30%
Doesn't matter
8
6%
 
Total votes: 139

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zeth006
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Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby zeth006 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:39 pm

What works for you? Front? Back? Middle? Doesn't matter?


Personally I find that sitting more toward the front gives me less of a temptation to web surf.

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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby sonervous88 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:41 pm

middle. in the back i'll fall asleep. in the front if i fall asleep i feel like a jerk. to be safe. middle.

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Moxie
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby Moxie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:41 pm

zeth006 wrote:What works for you? Front? Back? Middle? Doesn't matter?


Personally I find that sitting more toward the front gives me less of a temptation to web surf.


Definitely agree with the bolded, although I always sit in the back. Luckily caffeine usually keeps me motivated and energized during class so I don't waste too much time websurfing.

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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby keg411 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:41 pm

Front-Middle towards the center. But I have a hearing problem.

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zeth006
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby zeth006 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:19 pm

keg411 wrote:Front-Middle towards the center. But I have a hearing problem.


Somewhat similar situation. Sat in the middle/center last semester for most of my classes and had no problem hearing the prof or other people. But once I started sitting in the back, it got tougher to hear other people talking. I guess I could chalk it up to years of listening to music on earphones. One thing's for sure. I'm probably going to try sitting more toward middle/side so I can hear most people and leave class in a jiffy.

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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:22 pm

Last row in the middle is my favorite spot. I hate sitting on the extreme left or right side. If I dont wanna do it at a movie theatre why would I want to do it here? :mrgreen:

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Cupidity
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby Cupidity » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:24 pm

Sit as far from the gunner as possible.

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evilxs
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby evilxs » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:57 pm

The back of the back rows. Back to the wall kind of back row.

Then when I get called on and folks are trying to figure out who is answering they all have to turn and crane their necks to see who is speaking :lol:

Yeah that far back.

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quiver
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby quiver » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:34 pm

back middle. I mostly don't like people being able to see my screen.

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kalvano
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby kalvano » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:18 pm

Wherever gets me closest to the exit so I can get the hell out.

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romothesavior
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:48 am

kalvano wrote:Wherever gets me closest to the exit so I can get the hell out.

Middle on the sides, FTW. I have a prof who likes to call on the back row a lot, and front row is where everyone can see you. Middle-sides is easy to get out and no one looks at you.

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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby DeeCee » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:55 am

romothesavior wrote:
kalvano wrote:Wherever gets me closest to the exit so I can get the hell out.

Middle on the sides, FTW. I have a prof who likes to call on the back row a lot, and front row is where everyone can see you. Middle-sides is easy to get out and no one looks at you.


This. Not in LS yet but I do this in my grad classes-- makes you look interested (by not sitting in the back) while being able to leave easy and be comfortable at the end of the row.

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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby clarsen » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:31 pm

Middle to front and always on the left side (end seat of the row when possible). I don't mind being in the front, but I hate being in the middle. I don't like the feeling as though a professor is talking only with me, and constantly making eye contact.

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LettuceBeefRealTea
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby LettuceBeefRealTea » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:52 pm

i started sitting in the front or middle on the side closest to the door freshman year. it just feels right.
i just sat in the middle in high school, and my teachers let me sleep through everything because they knew that i knew that they knew that i knew the material. how i miss those days.

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Holly Golightly
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Wherever it is easiest to slink to when I walk in 10 mins late. Seriously, that is how I chose my seats this sem.

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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby Renzo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:08 am

Holly Golightly wrote:Wherever it is easiest to slink to when I walk in 10 mins late. Seriously, that is how I chose my seats this sem.

amen. Only day I'm on time is seating chart day.

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kurla88
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby kurla88 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:39 pm

Closest seat to the back door.

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happy187
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby happy187 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:06 pm

i try to sit on the end of the row so I don't have someone on one side of me. Lets me spread out book, notes, and laptop without being crammed in.

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howell
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby howell » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:12 am

Eye level with the professor if possible. Sadly, I do actually listen in class, so it helps not to have to look down or up the whole time.

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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby TTH » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:33 pm

romothesavior wrote:
kalvano wrote:Wherever gets me closest to the exit so I can get the hell out.

Middle on the sides, FTW. I have a prof who likes to call on the back row a lot, and front row is where everyone can see you. Middle-sides is easy to get out and no one looks at you.


TITCR

I hate having to get in and out of the rows, and middle is the perfect balance of being able to stay engaged while not being right in the crosshairs. I usually go for an aisle seat in the fourth or fifth row.

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shepdawg
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Re: Where do prefer to sit in class?

Postby shepdawg » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:00 pm

I wonder if there is a correlation between location in class and grades. I know my high school students who sat in the "T zone" always did better.




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