12 Types Of Professors You'll Have In College
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12 Types Of Professors You'll Have In College

In four years, you're bound to get some interesting ones.

12 Types Of Professors You'll Have In College
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When you get to school you'll have to deal with a lot of new, and sometimes annoying, things. While you can choose who you hang out with, where you go to eat, and basically everything else you want to do with your day, one thing you can't choose is which professors you get. Here's some of the stereotypical ones you might have to deal with during your college years.

1. The super perky, morning person one

As a sleep deprived college student, you can barely get up and make it to your morning classes, much less deal with the professor who acts like the only food they eat is marshmallows.

2. The one who always cancels class

While these teachers seem great at first, when exam week comes around and you realize that you've taught yourself the majority of the course, you might actually wish you had regular classes.

3. The one who lectures for the entire hour

Hand cramps are a real and painful reality, and writing endurance becomes like a sport during these classes.

4. The one who starts class early

It's hard enough getting up and being ready for 8 am class, and we need all the time we can get before to mentally prepare for the day, and the professors who like to start talking 10 minutes before the hour are taking away that valuable time.

5. The one that always ends class early

These professors are a blessing and a rare occurrence, count yourself lucky if you have one.

6. The one that talks in a monotone voice the entire class

Even if it is the most interesting class, if the professor doesn't seem engaged in what they are talking about or make an effort to get the group engaged, you may end up feeling like Charlie Brown.

7. The one that seems to not realize they're teaching a 101 class

While most professors won't hold your hand through their course, there are some professors who are wise beyond the introductory classes they are teaching, and expect you to know a lot more than you do.

8. The one who only has evening classes

After a long day of walking across campus, other classes, homework, and not getting your nap in, you better hope you love that teacher and the course if you're taking a class past 5 pm.

9. The one who expects you read a 60 page chapter every single night

With all the homework you have in your other classes, and any other activities you might have on campus, finding time to read chapter upon chapter for just one class is almost impossible.

10. The one that gets a little too personal

While you should do your best to get to know and make connections with your professors, you can only hear about their love for Star Wars, or their issues with their kids, or their odd hobbies so many times.

11. The one that everyone told you not to take from, but you had no other choice

"You just have to get through the semester" "Just go to class, don't fail the tests, and try your best to end with a B".

12. The one that you absolutely love, and might actually change your life

Some of these professors will teach, motivate, and help you accomplish incredible things, and put you on the path you want to be on when you enter the real world.

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