The Eight Types of Students On The First Day of Class

The Eight Types of Students On The First Day of Class

Because on the first day, you notice.

The first day of class always exhibits some level of emotions every single time. Whether you're in 6th grade or a senior in college, it never fails to make us feel a little bit like little kids again - a mixed of excited and nervous. There's a few kinds of people when it comes to the first day of class - and we all, in my opinion, experience the range of emotions these people represent.

1. The cocky one.

With every class you're in, there's always that one person who isn't nervous at all. It could be because they've mastered the subject or they know the professor. It doesn't matter why, but they're always noticed by you, your peers, and probably the professor himself/herself. Nothing on the syllabus seems to scare these people. In fact, this person probably looks it over and starts smiling and giggling at the ten page paper you have to write, while everyone else has a slight look of fear and terror in between the excitement.

2. The jokester.

There's usually that one student who likes to try to be loud and be the center of attention. A lot of things they say will either be funny or an attempt at being funny, and whether or not the class and professor find it amusing entirely depends upon the person. The jokester necessarily isn't bad, they just... they just are. It's hard to otherwise say much about this student in a college classroom, because it entirely depends upon him/her as to where this goes.

3. The smart, quiet one.

Yeah, that's right, we see you hiding in the corner behind two really tall people in front of you. We know you're there. This is another person you always notice on the first day of classes. I relate to this person - usually this is what other people pin me as. I am always the one hiding away somewhere, and then when I open my mouth and actually speak everyone is genuinely surprised because she actually knows something, she just doesn't say much (most of the time). They constantly hide away from other people.

That brings me to my next group...

4. The group of cheaters.

I can't stand this. You don't get a paragraph. They exist and that's all you need to know.

Please don't do this.

5. The one who always comes late.

Never shows up on time, and is late the first day and is super chill about it. You know this person will inevitably become the person who shows up late every time, gets the professor mad, then he/she loses track of the lecture, asks to speak to the student after class, etc etc. They're not necessarily bad so much as you kind of just want the professor to finish the lecture so everyone can go home. That's all we really want to do. We want to go home. Please.

Finish. Please. I need sleep.

6. The nasty one.

I don't know what to say. You clearly don't want to be here. Lighten up.

7. The sleeper/king of excuses.

Usually these go hand in hand. If you're chill enough to fall asleep, odds are you're pretty good at the lying thing. And you know what? That's a skill. I'm not gonna lie. That's a legitimate skill. Is it a good skill? Yes realistically, no morally. Should you use it? Probably not. Will you use it? ...probably.

8. The anxious one.

I feel so bad whenever I see an anxious first-day-of-class student. I feel you. The struggle is real. You'll get through it. I am also one of those students.

These are the main types of people I notice when I go to a class. Is there any I've missed? Tell me in the comments!

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To The Senior Graduating High School In A Month

"What feels like the end, is often the beginning."

It wasn’t too long ago that I was in your shoes. Just a little over a year ago, I was the senior that had a month left. One month left in the hometown that I grew up in. One month left with the friends that I didn’t want to leave. One month left in the place that I had called “my school” for the past four years. You are probably thinking the same things I thought whenever it came down to only 30 days left. You’re probably scared, nervous, worried, or anxious. Maybe you’re like me and are dying to get out of high school, ready to start a new chapter. Or maybe you aren’t so ready yet. Maybe you’re wishing for a little more time.

As scary as it is, this month you have left will fly by. You’ll blink and you’ll be standing in your cap and gown, waiting for your name to be called to receive your diploma. You’ll look back on your last four years at your school and wonder why time went by so fast. It’ll be bittersweet. However, trust me when I say that you have so much to look forward to. You are about to begin taking the steps to build your future. You are going to grow and learn so much more than any high school class could teach you. You are going to meet amazing people and accomplish amazing things. So, as scared as you might be, I encourage you to take that first step out of your comfort zone and face this world head on. Chase your dreams and work towards your goals. You are smart. You are brave. You are capable of achieving amazing things. All your life, the lessons you have learned have prepared you for this point in your life. You are more than ready.

There are times when you will feel alone, scared, or confused. There are times when it won’t always be easy. But those are the times when you will shine the most because I know you will work through whatever problems you may face. Don’t think of the bad times as a terrible thing. Use them all as learning experiences. As author Joshua Marine once said, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

You might think that this is the end. However, it’s not. This is only the beginning. Trust me when I say that the adventures and opportunities you are about to face are nothing compared to high school. Whether you are going to college, going to work, or something else, this is the beginning of your journey called life. It will be exciting, it will be terrifying, but it will all be worth it.

So, as you walk out of your high school for the very last time, I encourage you to take a deep breath. Relax. You’ll always have the memories to look back on from high school. But your time is now, it begins today. Embrace it.

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.


To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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