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Where do you sit?

Do you have a particular spot you like to sit?

I rarely went to class in university because without fail, I would fall asleep in every single one of them.  I’d wake up to some strange pen trail of gibberish and wonder what on earth it was all for.

I tried sitting at the front in hopes the guilt would force me awake, but it turned out guilt just wasn’t enough.

I found that if I kept munching on snacks all through the lecture while carving “I love Lon” on the back of every seat I had a fighting chance (You’ll find hundreds of these if you look hard at McMaster university – many of them were upgraded to I love Don, or I love London, or I love Condoms over time).

Once I bought a hot dog right before class with all the works, but still managed to fall asleep midway through eating it.  I woke up to find messy street meat sliding down my jacket!

I’m totally envious of kids these days who can now surf the web throughout class to stay awake.

What does all this say about our modern lectures and learning environments???

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • thekingpin68 May 29, 2008, 4:13 pm

    I usually do the close to the exit and/or back row seating.:)

  • Steve May 29, 2008, 10:55 pm

    i think it says more about the poor quality of our lecturers. (though certainly lots has been written on learning styles, too.)

  • Lon May 30, 2008, 9:39 am

    yeah, i’m typically a back row guy as well.

    Steve, thanks for the comment… that’s totally true too. It’s unfortunate that universities are filled with highly knowledgeable people who can’t translate any of it out…

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