So this article is a tribute to every college pass-out as well as the current collegians in reminiscing some of the best years of their lives. A typical classroom has a blend of many characters and college would feel incomplete and dull without their presence. With this thought in mind, here’s a list of the 10 types of students found in most college classrooms. Have fun reading!
Somehow, this person just can’t make it in time. Blame it on the late nights, delayed trains or even a tire puncture; they have reasons ready at the tip of their tongue! Better late than never is an adage that these guys seem to take too seriously! Anybody would take them to be marathon runners with the way they enter the class! Don’t you think?
Last row, corner bench and there’s probably even a section just for these lovebirds. Most often, you’ll spot them hand in hand and their PDA surely can’t go unnoticed. Stroking each others’ hair, hugging and the coochie cooing that comes along with it – all of this is a common sight when you have a pair (of lovebirds :P) in your class.
As soon as the lecture is over, you see these human question banks sprinting to clear their doubts instantaneously. They grab every opportunity to interrupt the lecture with their ‘genuine’ queries and half of those seem as stupid as ‘why does the Sun rise from the East?’ Every time you see a raised hand during the lecture, you just know who it is. It especially gets irritating when these doubts arise at the end of the lecture when everyone’s waiting to scoot out the door.
Do I really need to elaborate? The teacher’s pet, front bencher and their constant nodding gets on everyone’s nerves! These Einsteins could even fill in for the dodo of a professor. Having said that, these nerds actually turn into best friends of the entire class at the time of exams! Am I right or what?
All thanks to their swanky bags, branded accessories and red carpet clothing; she’s the queen bee and he’s the handsome stud of the class. They are the trendsetters and the most popular personalities in the classroom. They bask in their world of glamour and limelight in the college!
Hey! Can I borrow a pen? What’s in your lunchbox? Do you have a page? It even requires efforts for these people to bring their body up to the classroom! God spare you if you’re sitting next to one of these “needy” souls! They are even worse than a high-maintenance girlfriend!
Be it a chewing gum, a chip or a cookie there will be one such individual in every class who is found munching away to glory in the lecture. Spot them without a packet in hand and you’ll know something’s not right! Thanks to these mortals, you know who to go to in class when your stomach growls!
The butterfly of the class, this person is BFF with almost every classmate! She’s in all the selfies and he’s tagged in every post. They belong to no particular group and life is beautiful for them this way! They hear the latest gossip and they keep tabs on every single person. Rings a bell, right?
Don’t we all have that one person in class whose presence or absence is felt the least? They take shyness way too seriously and even calling them introverts would just be an understatement! They have their fixed place of seating and live in their own wonderland of their own thoughts and feelings. If you manage to strike a conversation with these individuals, you deserve a huge round of applause!
Let’s take a moment to acknowledge these aspiring stand-up comedians of our nation (or classroom)! No, seriously, how else would the mundane lectures become interesting if it were not for them? Their one-liners, silly remarks and the chuckle that comes along with it is what adds meaning to the life of these collegians!
I hope you had at least one person in mind while reading this article! I’m sure most of you could relate to these categories. If not, feel free to drop in a comment below and add to this list!