SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Double doors at the back of the classroom
Tiered seating
Fold-down seats with adjustable desktops
Aisles that lead down to a teaching area with a podium and stool
A large whiteboard and chalkboard
A projector
Posters on the walls
A bulletin board with announcements and ads near the exit
Banners proclaiming the school name or mascot
A desk (holding the professor’s laptop, a notepad, pens)
Visual aids to help with the subject matter
Acoustical panels on the walls
Students sitting in seats (taking notes, tapping on laptops, flipping through textbooks, sipping drinks, sleeping, asking questions)
Professors pacing the front of the room as they teach and call on students

SOUNDS:
Professors giving lectures
Audio sounds from a movie or video being shown
Students (asking questions, whispering to each other, laughing in unison)
Laptop keys being clicked
Loose papers rustling
Textbook pages being turned
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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