10 Types Of College Professors
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10 Types Of College Professors

Every college student knows a professor can make or break a class.

10 Types Of College Professors

In college, it's a widely known fact that a professor can literally make or break a class for you. If you're blessed with a professor who knows how to teach, hands out guided notes like candy on Halloween, and sprinkles extra credit opportunities on you like confetti, than you probably can expect to coast along and see a big, fat "A" in the grade book by the end of the semester. However, if you're unlucky and end up with a professor from hell, even an easy class can quickly become your worst nightmare. That being said, we all have to experience and adjust to different professors with different personalities, teaching styles, and exam organizations.

Here are ten common types of college professors you'll likely encounter eventually during your college career:

1. The professor who doesn’t give a poop.

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This is that lazy professor who doesn’t really care about anything and drops f-bombs, as well as a colorful array of other cuss words, fairly regularly in class just because he/she can.

2. The professor who confuses the living daylights out of everyone.

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This is the profusely confusing professor who corrects himself/herself at least 5 times every class period and has to reteach the same concept multiple times because he/she screwed it up on the first try.

3. The professor no one can understand.

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This is the incomprehensible professor who speaks with a strong accent or uses devilishly long words so that literally no one can even vaguely decipher what the hell is happening.

4. The dull professor who puts everyone to sleep.

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This is that featureless professor who speaks in a monotonous voice and serves better as a human form of NyQuil than an educational instructor.

5. The maternal professor.

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This is the mother hen-like professor who constantly tells the class stories about his/her children and lectures as if all of the students are still in middle school.

6. The technologically challenged professor.

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This is that computer-illiterate professor who spends half the class period trying to figure out how to turn the SmartBoard on. Of course, they only eventually turn it on because someone finally offers to help.

7. The dreadfully unfunny professor who tortures the class with his/her horrible sense of humor.

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This is the wannabe comedian professor who annihilates any joke one can think of and spurts out weird puns that ake you question why you ever signed up for this godforsaken class.

8. The young and good-looking professor.

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This is the youthful professor who is actually somewhat attractive, laid back, and acts like a student sort of. This, as you imagine, means a lot more people are suddenly willing to raise their hands — even if they have no clue what the answers are.

9. The frazzled mess of a professor.

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This is the completely unorganized professor who runs into class ten minutes late most of the time with frizzy hair and coffee stains decorating his/her shirt. This professor's excuses might range from "getting stuck behind an elephant on the freeway" to "washing the cat." Sure, Barbara, sure….

10. The professor who tricks you into thinking you actually know what you're doing.

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This is that professor who assigns really easy-to-complete homework and teaches simple problems during class, but puts questions on exams with a difficulty level of 23,596.

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