It’s been a while since my last post and well, I’ve been suffering writer’s block a lot recently so i couldn’t pen down at all in the last few days. I couldn’t even type a text for the life of me! I wouldn’t lie to you and say that i’m in full shape right now. I’m not. But trying is better still and so, here i am. Trying as much to amuse you as trying to enjoy myself.
NUMBER ONE: THE NERDS
“Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.”
― Charles J. Sykes
Now, all of us are aware of this kind of people pretty well. No they are not the hot brainy people and no they will never charm you with their quick Sherlockian deduction skills. They are, in fact, the typical annoying, know-it-all people with zero sense of humor and always speak in text book language. Do they know anything outside the realm of college syllabus? I barely doubt it. Quiet, introverted, and typically shy, they become highly enthusiastic when topics they are well aware of are the matter of discussion. Sitting in the front row, they jot down every little detail the Professor teaches. They have very little friends but the relationship that they share with the few people that they know is genuine and real. They value it. Throughout the semester, their classmates hardly notice them but when exams arrive, they quickly become the center of attraction. Students flock to them for notes. Now, now did you just imagine a goofy, spectacled, pimple-nosed dork? Don’t be so stereotypical. Or maybe, sometimes, you might just be right.
NUMBER TWO: THE DIPLOMAT
“A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.”
Haha, here you are. The type you’ve been waiting for. The shrewd, the cunning, the manipulative, the politic, the tactful, the genius and, most importantly, the teacher’s pet. They might sit right in front, to the second or third bench. They know how to butter their way with the teachers and talk tactfully. They might be complete idiots who know how to talk smooth or smart-asses who know how to get things done. Well, most of them become popular and they are generally extroverted.
NUMBER THREE: THE HARDWORKERS
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hardwork, and learning from failure.”
Yeah they are the ones who sweat it out. What do they work hard on? Literally everything! You name it! Be it studies, sports, club activities, they are the absolute perfectionists! They start without knowledge and work their way through till they have absolutely mastered the subject. Their IQ ranges from high to average but whatever be the case, they know how to win with their sheer hardwork. They give their best whether or not they succeed. Yes, they are the ones to suffer from anxiety attacks and depression the most. However, they are the ones who succeed the most in life. They sit in the first few rows to listen to the Professor properly.
NUMBER FOUR: THE GENERAL CROWD
“Follow what you are truly passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.”
Yes, they comprise of the mob, the crowd, the people who like to remain insignificant and in the shadows. They never usually have strong opinions but follow whatever they are asked to do. Like obedient students, they do their homework or like disobedient brats, they like to sit in class and snooze. Teachers don’t really notice them much and they are hardly asked questions in class. To them, life is easy and they don’t normally have very ambitious mindsets. They sit in the middle of the classroom. So, it can be said that they are 50% studious and 50% party minded.
NUMBER FIVE: THE LAST BENCHERS
“The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom”
You love them, don’t you? We all do, without even realizing it. There are basically two kinds of back benchers:
These people always leave a mark on everybody. You can love them or hate them, but you can’t ignore them. They might seem distant to you, perhaps looking out the window, possibly doodling ( a magnificent art…..or just stick figures haha, who knows!), playing the Rubik’s cube or chess or any kind of game which stimulates their mental juices or planning the execution of their next propaganda. They might already know the contents of the entire textbook or leave it to last minute studying. They might excel in studies or score a cipher on every test paper. But trust me in this, these people are creative. If only they could control their procrastination habits, they could change the world or influence people. Most of these students have high IQ. So, salute to these future leaders or intellectuals. May they utilize their talents well.(Yeah, this definitely was a sarcastic comment.)
NUMBER SIX: THE CLASS BUNKERS
“Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.”
Since the title of my topic deals with students in the classroom, i will not speak much about the people who actually bunk the lectures. Nevertheless, i shall speak. They care less about what’s going on in class. They do not participate much in class activities making them one of those students who strongly claim their individuality. They think rules do not bind them, rather they make their own rules. Genius or not, whether they have already finished studying or not, they are simply not interested.
Well, that’s all. I’ve tried writing down some of the points that came to my mind. If you feel there is more to add, please do not hesitate. Comment below and i shall try to improve my writing next time. I would appreciate constructive criticism only. Thank you. 🙂