College lectures are full of vastly different people from all walks of life, but there are five types you’re pretty much guaranteed to have in your classes every single semester. Starting with…..
The Guy Who Loves The Sound Of His Own Voice
This is the guy who leads the league in raising his hand, and since no one else in the class does, the professor has to call on them. They are more than willing to express their opinion (often unpopular) and might even try challenging the professor from time to time. The weird part about this person is they’re usually like 45 years old or something, leading to you wondering what the hell they’re doing in your mid-level poli sci course.
Most likely grade for the course: B+ (they know enough to get an A, but the professor hates them so much they had to knock them down a couple notches).
We’ve all been here, but this person must be allergic to coffee or something, because they pass out every single week immediately after plopping down in their seats. They’re definitely in the back of the class too. In a smaller course your professor might even notice them and wake them up which is always super awkward.
Grade for the course: B- (all that sleep they don’t get pays off when they work through the night on their final paper and do enough to get a respectable grade)
Someone’s always got a copy of the school paper, but they aren’t reading it. Nope, not when there’s that sweet crossword and sudoku in the back. These people are funny because they try to be really sneaky about their paper puzzles. They might even alternate between their crossword and jotting down notes, a multitasking effort I can only be envious of.
Grade for the course: A (like I said, I’m envious of these people. They can do crosswords and pay attention at the same time. More power to them)
These people signed up for the class together because they’re totally best friends. They get to talk about how much they hate the class, outside of class. In class, they spend their time talking at a level that just barely annoys the hell out of you.
Grade for the course: C+ (if they spend more time shutting up and less gossiping, it might be a different story)
This person came in late and you quickly wonder why they came at all because they’re texting the entire class period. Full disclosure, I’m being a texter right now. This class sucks.
Grade for the course: PASS/FAIL BITCHES!