Thursday, January 8, 2009

Types of College Students (as classified by me)

I was all sleepy and tired when I went to my Business Law class yesterday. I was really not planning to attend until my classmate texted me and told me that we will have a quiz. Actually, yesterday was just my third time to attend this class since the beginning of the second semester last October (*wink). Well, who would want to attend a class that's so boring it could cause you all your strength to even lift a pen. Who would want to always see a professor who is like a human sleeping pill himself? And who would want to always listen to your prof's monotone and scratchy voice? Yup, my class is all that!

Anyway, I went to that class really unprepared. I don't even have a copy of the lessons that we have taken up. I sat in my usual seat at the back part of the room (I chose this seat because I usually do multiple tasks at the same time-- reading a book, writing articles, texting, and pretending to listen to the professor, all at once). And so the test started and I just found myself staring at the board, having no idea at all of what he was talking about. I stayed like that for minutes until my seatmate whispered something to me. I glanced at his direction and he shoved his paper to me. What the??? He had his paper full of answers already! For just a very short time? Then I realized that my seatmate already got his answer sheet even before entering the class. Whew! Amazing, aigh't?



My good and evil sides were fighting then. Will I cheat or will I just be ready to accept an F? Whoa! But I just did what any typical college stude will do in that situation. I accepted the paper and immediately copied from it. I then found out that half of the students in that class already have answer sheets even before taking that quiz (just like my seatmate) and the other half are either copying from those ready-made answer sheets (like myself) or copying directly from their notes (like the girl across from me). (*sigh) Then I realized, there are really different kinds of students. I classified them like this:

1. The geniuses - they are the natural-born brilliant minds. They are the good ones in the class, and in situations like that, they are most likely to get the answers without doing anything nasty.

2. The radars - they are the friendly students who know almost everyone in the earlier classes. They are the ones who usually get the questions and answers from their friends from the previous classes. As a result, they already know the questions and answers even before anyone in their class does and even before the professor starts the exam.

3. The cheaters - they are the in-born tricksters. They either leak examination papers or hide notes in their pockets, cellphones, or body parts (depending on how strict the professor is). They know all sorts of cheating strategies and are experts in using them appropriately.

4. The parasites
- they are the natural-born leeches who rely on what the other students got. They usually make friends with either of the first three classes. But, usually, they befriend all of them so that they can sit beside the ones whose strategy is the safest to use.

Hmmn, I think I became a parasite in that situation (*laughs). But, I am very versatile, you know. I can be either of them, depending on the need. har har... =D

Whew! It's Christmas time once again! And I am now officially opening my line for gifts-- (cash or in-kind is accepted). haha...

Merry Christmas, everyone!

6 comments:

Leofhila said...

Hmmm...
waT type q...

I can Be aLL...
It depends...

pwo bagay Jud naQ ang "The geniuses"...

SpeLL FEELERETTE!! nyahaha

KeeP saFe!!!

Lance said...

ahahaha.. you figured it right to the point

divinediu said...

i think i am radar??
not really sure. :P

jHeT said...

..at the beginning of your post i was already laughing..ahaha..the way u describe ur teacher..ahaha..hmmm..wonder hu this is?nyah..

..is there an "all of the above"??nyah..cause i think I am like that..but really lesser on "the radars" thing..ashishi..

..the geniuses are sometimes so dissappointing..coz some of them dont share whatever they know..grrr..ashishi..

..and sometimes there are "the sip2x"..so totally hate them..nyahaha

Royalty Ambisyoso said...

hehehe... wewh.. umh... i don't wanna classify myself with any of those mentioned. unique man gud ang akoh! ehehahaha.. kidding.

donfoxhunter said...

hmmpp... walay practical??? to finish college practicality is a must. 4 me i dnt call 8 cheaters, leechers..... just practical...