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Where should I sit in the classroom?

    "Daum found that when college students were allowed free choice of seating, the students choosing seats nearer the front obtained higher test scores than students seated nearer the back. However, when students matched for previous achievement were assigned seats, this pattern was only partially replicated: previous high-achievers maintained their high level of achievement, whether they were assigned to the front or the rear of the room, but previous low-achievers significantly improved their performance if they were assigned seats in the front."

   J. Daum, as cited by Jere E. Brophy and Thomas L. Good, Teacher-Student Relationships: Causes and Consequences (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1974), pp. 22-23.

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