10 Types Of Students You See In The Classroom

10 Types Of Students You See In The Classroom

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Don’t get me wrong, there are times when I have to pay attention in class or I’m actually genuinely interested in the subject at hand; however, when my mind does wander off, I can’t make it blatantly obvious by staring out the window. My solution - I just look at whatever is around me, including my classmates/peers/other students. By no means is it limited to this number and there are exceptions, but here are ten of the many types of students you may see into the classroom.


  1. The Quiet Achiever – This student is one who may sit in the back of the classroom because he or she is shy and afraid of being called upon. But, he or she gives his or her full attention during class, takes notes when needed and never says a word. You may never notice this person, but he or she is probably doing well in the class, maybe even one of the best students.



  2. The Know-It-All – This student constantly has his or her hand up for everything – whether it is to share a personal experience that may be completely off-topic or to answer a question or to refute what the teacher has to say. This student’s avid participation in the class does not necessarily reflect his or her grade in the class.



  3. The Drifter – This student must have had a really late night or is just plain tired. He or she tries to stay awake in class, but to no avail. Every few minutes or so, you see this person’s eyes start to close and their head start to fall before he or she is startled awake. The process just continues on and on until his or her savior arrives – the bell/the end of class. Now, these students usually don’t mean to drift during class, but they can’t do anything to help it.
  4. The Subtle Sleeper – This student is someone who I admire. I know I can’t do it, but there are students who can position themselves in such a way that they’re napping and the teacher/professor has almost no idea.





  5. The Day Dreamer – This student is one who is not paying attention in class for whatever reason and just zones out. This could be a little embarrassing because when a teacher calls on this student, he or she sometimes has no idea what is going on and is caught in the act.





  6. The Texter – This student thinks he or she is texting under the desk well, but really isn’t. Most teachers and professors notice these things, especially when looks down often and takes both hands underneath the desk. Some students are able to pull it off either when teachers aren’t looking at them or because they’ve perfected the art.





  7. The Hider – This student hides behind his or her laptop – he or she may be texting, may be surfing the web, may be playing video games, you may never know. All you need to know about this student is that he or she takes sparse (sometimes detailed) notes to make it seem like he or she is doing work, but is really taking advantage of having a laptop up. These students may or may not have poor grades; they care enough to hide their disinterest well but not enough to pay attention in class.



  8. The IDC Student – This student just doesn’t care enough to pay attention or hide their boredom. He or she is straight-forward about their lack of interest and text or do whatever they feel like blatantly. Sometimes he or she gets away with it, sometimes he or she doesn’t. Once the “I don’t care” point comes for any student, it never ends.



  9. The Goofball - This student is one who is the jokester of the class. Almost every class has one - a student who likes being funny. Sometimes the teacher takes it well, and sometimes... the teacher doesn't and the goofball is shut down.






  10. The One Everyone Wants to Be – This student is just perfect – the teachers love him or her, his or her peers love him or her, he or she gets good grades, he or she is very involved with extracurriculars… all in all, the person everyone is insanely jealous of, yet can’t help but like that person. The person everyone wants to be.



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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

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If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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