Where You Sit in Class May Reflect Your Personality and GPA

Posted on November 28, 2011 by


Low GPA? You’re not alone.  Many students struggle in college, especially during their first year or two.  Fortunately, there are many ways for you to fix this issue.  Are you aware of the ways you can fix this issue?  Take a couple of minutes and think about it.  In case you get stuck, here’s a list of things you can do.

Typically, an article or blog post that offers advice about how you can raise your GPA will possess a viral case of “No S***, Sherlock! Syndrome”.  While I can appreciate the idea behind repetition and reiteration, I find that most of these articles are an insult to my intelligence.  So, in an effort to refrain from insulting the intelligence of my own readers (you), this post will not discuss or explore any of the following concepts:

  • Participating in class
  • Taking good notes
  • studying in groups
  • Taking an extra “fluff” P.E. class (schedule permitting)
  • Getting the right amount of sleep
  • Asking for extra credit or taking advantage of XCR opportunities
  • Maintaining a good attendance record

These concepts are common sense for the most part.

However, one thing you can do is pay attention to where you sit in class.  Paying attention to where you sit in class may or may not directly reflect your GPA, but it does say quite a bit about your personality in the classroom and the cycle continues from there.

Permission to use granted by “Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham

It certainly depends on the class, but I typically sit in the 2nd or 3rd row along the wall.  I like to know what’s going on around on me.  Indeed, I am sensitive but there is no desire to be ignored.  We are approximately 3/4 of the way through the semester already.  I invite you to take a look around your classroom.  Who is sitting where?  Where are you sitting?  How is your grade in this particular class?   Is the diagram above somewhat accurate?

Wait, you wanted to know how to raise your GPA.  I don’t have the answers outside of what has been offered by other articles.  However, I have two pieces of advice.  Stay motivated for success and keep tabs on your grades.  Set a goal for yourself using a GPA calculator and don’t stop until you reach that goal.  Raising your GPA won’t be easy, but it is possible.

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