classification essay

Topics: Classroom, Clique, 2008 albums Pages: 2 (647 words) Published: December 3, 2013

Classification Essay

It’s the first day of class and you don’t know where to sit. A classic worry for a new student, freshman or just a student who doesn’t know where to sit. It’s simple, actually. Well, for some people. See, the territorial behavior that inhibits the typical classroom goes as follows: if you’re an athlete you would usually sit in a group in the far right corner with all the other athletes of the school, if you happen to be in the “popular” clique at school that’s even easier, you would most likely sit in last two rows of the classroom, and for those who dare to claim to be a nerd and actually want to be seen learning, the first two rows are especially reserved for you.

Of course, this isn’t something that gets sent to you in the mail to remember like your class schedule. It’s more something that’s understood between adolescents of our time. I remember that not to long ago, when we were in elementary and kindergarten, the teacher would give us assigned seats. Then we were forced to get to know everyone. It’s not the same story anymore. As we grow up, we tend to obtain that sense of responsibility that not to sit next to the Billy who bites you. Instead, we’ll sit next to the Chris who will kiss you. We also learn that where we sit says something about the way we will interact with other people. Therefore, explaining the reason why we go to a certain seat when we enter a room with no familiar faces in it.

The athletes tend to be drawn into a corner of the room. Typically, the farthest one away from the teacher's desk. This is most likely due to the fact that the discussion of who’s going to be able to play corner back or the setter in that day’s game wouldn’t happen if they were situated anywhere else in the room. Trust me, I know.

Now, onto the intellectuals of the class. They lean to usually be one of the first kids in the classroom. With that in mind, why they don’t get the best seats in the room, is a mystery. Maybe, it’s...
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