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    Hello there! So here's my problem: In English Lit, I am seated (on account of arriving lateish to my first session) with a group of people who, for literature students, have a surprising distaste for literature.


    I don't want to be the boring, aggressively conformist guy who thinks everyone's lives in sixth form should just be study study study, but literature is a really important subject to me, and I just don't feel like I can learn very well when while we're supposed to be discussing the poem on the board, we are instead dead-set upon discussing whether Grunge is dead or how we'd like to perform various unmentionable acts on the corpses of certain poets.


    On one level, I feel quite strongly like I should dart straight to the nearest free space on another table, but I'm slightly concerned that after 2 weeks this would be a colossal faux pas. Two of the people on the table have been perfectly nice to me, and I don't want to snub them.


    What do you think?
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    (Original post by TallerThanSmall)
    Hello there! So here's my problem: In English Lit, I am seated (on account of arriving lateish to my first session) with a group of people who, for literature students, have a surprising distaste for literature.


    I don't want to be the boring, aggressively conformist guy who thinks everyone's lives in sixth form should just be study study study, but literature is a really important subject to me, and I just don't feel like I can learn very well when while we're supposed to be discussing the poem on the board, we are instead dead-set upon discussing whether Grunge is dead or how we'd like to perform various unmentionable acts on the corpses of certain poets.


    On one level, I feel quite strongly like I should dart straight to the nearest free space on another table, but I'm slightly concerned that after 2 weeks this would be a colloidal faux pas. Two of the people on the table have been perfectly nice to me, and I don't want to snub them.


    What do you think?
    Talk to your teacher. However much I feel your pain, people on TSR don't have an awful lot of say in the matter of your seating plan!
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    (Original post by TallerThanSmall)
    Hello there! So here's my problem: In English Lit, I am seated (on account of arriving lateish to my first session) with a group of people who, for literature students, have a surprising distaste for literature.


    I don't want to be the boring, aggressively conformist guy who thinks everyone's lives in sixth form should just be study study study, but literature is a really important subject to me, and I just don't feel like I can learn very well when while we're supposed to be discussing the poem on the board, we are instead dead-set upon discussing whether Grunge is dead or how we'd like to perform various unmentionable acts on the corpses of certain poets.


    On one level, I feel quite strongly like I should dart straight to the nearest free space on another table, but I'm slightly concerned that after 2 weeks this would be a colossal faux pas. Two of the people on the table have been perfectly nice to me, and I don't want to snub them.


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    Get on with it
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Talk to your teacher. However much I feel your pain, people on TSR don't have an awful lot of say in the matter of your seating plan!
    Haha, yeah - I'm sorry, I should have been clearer. There's no seating plan, the whole thing works on a sit-where you want basis. It seems like if I moved, the only blowback would be social; although, that might be different now we've mostly been sitting in the same seats for two weeks.
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    (Original post by jacksonmeg)
    Get on with it
    My concern is I'll try and move and my teacher will, having by this point become used to the arrangements, be like, 'Hey, you weren't sitting there yesterday. Go move back, please,' and then I'll be stuck for the rest of the year with a bunch of people I very visibly tried to escape.
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    Eh, I had a seating plan in Biology and still moved away from a kid I hated (took a couple of months to gradually move away because my teacher was pretty strict). Sit where you wanna sit.
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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    Eh, I had a seating plan in Biology and still moved away from a kid I hated (took a couple of months to gradually move away because my teacher was pretty strict). Sit where you wanna sit.
    Fair play. Thanks for the advice!
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    I think you should let your teacher know you want to move. This is to avoid her awkwardly asking you in front of the whole class why you moved

    However, I'm not sure why you don't want to sit next to these people.

    I'm in year 12, in sociology today people moved to be with friends and no one cared
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    (Original post by xoflower)
    I think you should let your teacher know you want to move. This is to avoid her awkwardly asking you in front of the whole class why you moved

    However, I'm not sure why you don't want to sit next to these people.

    I'm in year 12, in sociology today people moved to be with friends and no one cared
    I'll keep that first part in mind, definitely. As for the second: yeah, that's certainly a fair question. Basically: the don't like poetry, I kind of do. They don't study at all, talking about completely unrelated stuff during discussion times. Which is fine, I can understand people prioritising their relationships with their friends over their academic success - but it makes it difficult for me to study, and it's a subject that's really important to me. I really enjoy it, and I need to do well in really it to get into the University courses I want. Besides, while two of them are mostly perfectly nice, one of them is not great fun to be around. He assumes he's smarter than everyone else simply because his default state is anger and derision, and he pretends to disdain convention but looks down on everyone who doesn't like everything he likes, and thinks everyone who doesn't get perfect grades is stupid. Kind of gets my goat, as you can see.
 
 
 
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