As Professor McNamara set out the homework, Ariana wrote it down, trying to make sure that she got the instructions clearly. She should have done. Once dismissed, she moved over to one of the other boys in her year. "Hey, Ion?" she asked. "Do you want to work on the homework together?" Maybe things tended to go quicker if you did them alone, because there wasn't that much of a distraction, but Ariana kind of liked the distraction.
It wasn't due immeadiately, so what the harm of a little distraction while getting things done? Once it was closer to the deadline, then she could properly get herself into gear, and throw her whole capacity into it. But for now, it might be good to throw ideas around with another person.