Seat in the class

  1. I know, it's kind of stupid question. I didn't like the seat that I had in the class last semester. Actually, seat was okay, but I didn't like the girl who was sitting next to me, she was one of those wacko's that everyone has in the class - very distracting and talking too much over the lecture, making negative comments about everybody in the room, etc. Since we will be using the same lecture rooms next semester (and people will be pretty much the same - at least I hope, we didn't loose half of the class after the finals), do you think I could get another seat? Or we are to stick to the same seats 'til the end of the program?
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  3. by   RedSox33RN
    If you're not comfortable with who you sit next to, I'd change seats. Find some people you like, walk into the room with them, at sit with them. I've had to do that a few times. I liked the woman I sat next to in one of my classes, but during exams, she would fidget horribly! Scribble, erase, sigh, whole-body moving uncontrollably - I felt badly for her, because she had such trouble with exams, but it was way too distracting for me to sit next to her.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    Do you have assigned seats? If not, definately go sit somewhere else and just hope she doesn't come sit next to you. :stone
  5. by   FutureNurse2005
    do you have assigned seats??? that seems a little odd! in my classes, we just sit wherever an empty seat is! lol
    move yourself if you can!
  6. by   mitchsmom
    do you have assigned seats??? that seems a little odd! in my classes, we just sit wherever an empty seat is! lol
    I was wondering the same thing... of course move if you don't like where you are sitting!

    I always got crappy seats this last semester b/c our class had back to back classes, the first one of which I've already had.. so when I showed up for the second one there was rarely a good seat. A couple of times I got stuck by this guy with terribly bad breath... I offered Altoids, & thank g-d he took one. Another time I was by a guy who still reeked of alcohol from last night. Grrr-oss!! Our lecture hall is stadium seating, very close quarters too. :uhoh21:
  7. by   ZootRN
    Thanks for your responses. No, we don't have assigned seats in the class. Just very few seats are considered "good" because our rooms are awful - they split in half, and instructor is standing in the middle, and if she is not speaking up, you can hardly hear anything. So I just think, if I'll get somebody else's "good" seat, this person will ask me to move away, and I'll end up in the back of the room, which I would hate.
    QUOTE=mitchsmom]I was wondering the same thing... of course move if you don't like where you are sitting!


    I always got crappy seats this last semester b/c our class had back to back classes, the first one of which I've already had.. so when I showed up for the second one there was rarely a good seat. A couple of times I got stuck by this guy with terribly bad breath... I offered Altoids, & thank g-d he took one. Another time I was by a guy who still reeked of alcohol from last night. Grrr-oss!! Our lecture hall is stadium seating, very close quarters too. :uhoh21:[/QUOTE]
  8. by   mitchsmom
    I see what you are saying... I would take the new semester as a chance to claim a new seat. You can feign ignorance about any claims to seats... hey, as long as you don't have assigned seating they are free territory... my classes have always shifted around a little from semester to semester anyway... plus the class does shrink some
    One time when I didn't want to sit by a particular person, I said that I had to sit down front so I can record the lectures (which is true, but it happened to be a good excuse too).
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I hate sitting by someone that won't shut up!!!!

    As for myself, I always try to get to class early the first day to sit up front. I like being able to see the board, hear the instructor, and if I'm recording the lecture, it helps too.

    As for moving................DO IT!!!!!!! It's YOUR grade you have to worry about!!

    Good luck!
  10. by   HisTreasure
    Ha! Ha! I know EXACTLY what you are talking about! I was sitting in front of someone who is directly as you describe. I do know that people are territorial in my class, and it may be the same way as yours. There are no "assigned" seats, just seats people are comfortable with. I moved to the front row, but that is purely because the person who previously had that seat moved into the seat of one of the people who withdrew, leaving that location open. If moving would be more condusive to your learning, I say do it. It may tick someone off, but a new semester is a chance to get a new fresh start- for everyone!
  11. by   HappyNurse2005
    my class is in the auditorium. i wish we had a classroom, but we have too many people. we dont have assigned seats, but people sit in teh same place every time. i moved after first semester to a much closer seat. i dont like sitting by super big mouths, either!
    rose
  12. by   ZootRN
    I already sit on the front raw, got one of the best seats. Don't know where would I move, but will see on January 10, maybe people will move around a little. And yes, people in the class are territorial, including myself - once I asked the older lady who got my spot because she couldn't hear anything from hers, to move somewhere else, and she didn't like it I felt somewhat awkward to do that, but hey, I'm there to learn.
  13. by   S.N. Visit
    I agree with everyone else, get there early and claim a seat in the front row. I always try to sit closest to the middle in the front. It's less distracting if you can't see what's going on behind you. If I had to sit behind some-one, I know my grades would slip. I'm a hairdresser, and I can't help it to not study peoples hairlines!
  14. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from Tanzanite
    I agree with everyone else, get there early and claim a seat in the front row. I always try to sit closest to the middle in the front. It's less distracting if you can't see what's going on behind you. If I had to sit behind some-one, I know my grades would slip. I'm a hairdresser, and I can't help it to not study peoples hairlines!
    and sit in the front row, in large classes lots of people know me, but I don't recognize them! Can be a bit embarrassing...


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