- Education and Science
Students and Their Types
I have fifteen years, experience of sitting in the classroom and am hence qualified to assume the authority to categorize the various species of students inhabiting the ecosystem of a today's typical lecture room.
These can be found, almost always at the back of the class. The way to recognize them is to look at their mouth, for this part of the anatomy is constantly moving. They usually have sharp, bright eyes, which twinkle merrily, as they exchange the latest bits of gossip. However, reckless poaching by teachers has led to their sharp decline and they are now an endangered species.
THE WINDOW PEEPERS:
These inhabit settlements near the window and gaze wistfully outside. Their desire is to run as soon as possible. You can recognize them by their sharp ears, for they are the first to bolt from the class.
These are found in abundance in every class and can be easily spotted by their laze and faraway looks. Their slightly open mouth and passive smile is another identification mark. They can sit in one position for hours, and if they are shaken violently, come to their sense and gaze with bewilderment around them. They usually sit in the corners to avoid being disturbed.
Tough, similar to the window peepers, their plight is worse. The squirm, scratch and pick at their fingernails. They suffer from a disease known as "ants-in-pants", the symptoms being brought about by the disconnection of the brain from the rest of the nervous system. All of them exhibit some form of nervousness. They disturb the class and there is no remedy for them.
They can be easily recognized, because they are habitually busy sketching or drawing. You can sport them immediately because they are always near the projector screen and white board, sketching profiles. Not surprisingly even their belongings are not spared the decoration with colorful drawings.
They are a rare species and can be found in the front rows, scribbling furiously in their notebooks or gazing with rapturous looks at the professor. They can be recognized without any trouble by their clear looks, earnest faces and their habit of frowning at the fidgets. They are the first ones to raise their hands, for they have the answer to every question. They never cheat and refuse to help their neighbors in any test.
THE OVER CONFIDENT:
The have the habit of annoying the professor by asking awfully irrelevant question. They live to see the Professor in a fix and are disappointed when he has an answer. They fancy putting the professor in an awkward position by asking them queer questions.
THE LATE COMERS:
Rarely do they come on time. One Professor was heard saying, "You are too early for the second class". Sometimes, they slip in by the back door.
This was an account of the students in a lecture hall. Hopefully, after reading it, you will find it easier to classify your classmates in different categories because these groups are bound to be present in all normal classes.