7 Types Of Classmates You'll Have In College
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7 Types Of Classmates You'll Have In College

As told by The Office.

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7 Types Of Classmates You'll Have In College
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At this point in the semester, we've all settled in. Even the freshman have a good grip on things... other than their alcohol consumption. Aside from that, it's simple: go to class, sit in your claimed seat, do whatever you do in class or the hour you're there, get up, and go home. We each do our part, showing up and quietly sitting there. But there are those that don't "just sit there", and here's how you would identify them:

1. The Underachiever

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The underachiever will show up during the 49th minute of a 50 minute class just to plead his case for attendance points. Knowing your groups been working on the project for weeks, they'll claim they've been with you all along and gladly accept the B you get. They'll somehow show up precisely on time for exams, and leave you wondering how they're even in good enough standing that they didn't drop mid semester. They'll know off hand what the worst grade they could score on any exam in any class is for them to be able to get a passing grade, and always make you feel better about that exam grade with a reassuring "You're better off than me, dude".

2. The Overachiever

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The overachiever will buy every book before the semester even starts, print off all of the slides to take notes on, and always have an extra Scantron. They sit in the very front row —prime real estate for the habitual question asker. They go to every set of office hours and never miss a review session. You're probably only nice to them so they'll email you their outline for the next exam or send you notes from the 4 classes in a row you "accidentally slept through".

3. The BFFs

You can probably find the BFFs seated closest to the back of the room, perfect for talking through the entire class and not paying a single bit of attention. They're been voted most likely to be watching episode of The Mindy Project they missed the night before, putting their heads together to come up with the most cliche caption for their Insta post, or trying to figure out whose house the pregame is going to be at this weekend. Avoid at all costs.

4. The Underdog

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5. The Know-It-All

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This guy comes to class, it seems, to have full fledged conversation with the professor instead of actually letting him teach. Every point has an unsolicited rebuttal, and they're every professor's worst nightmare. No one wants to sit by them, look in their direction, or even breathe the air they breathe... unless, of course, there's a gaggle of them and their all friends who somehow wound up in the same class. THIS is the guy you think about not having to ever hear again when you're contemplating dropping that class. And if you happen to hear his voice chime "Peppermint Mocha, please" in a Starbucks 13 years from now, you'll know exactly who it is.

6. The Wall Flower

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Most of us are wallflowers, I'd like to believe. Go to class, listen to the lecture, take notes, leave. Not there for lengthy conversation, but are able to help figure out the formula you need. We sit back and watch everything play out in front of us, and listen to far too many unsolicited stories. We're a little creepy, but way more relateable than anything.

7. The Super Senior

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This isn't their first rodeo and they're not here to play games. You'll find them seated in the mid-back section of the room, power point pulled up on their computer screen, split with ESPN or Twitter. They've been around long enough to know whats expected for the whole semester after the first day of class. If they come every day, you should be there every day. It's in your best interest... promise.


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