- the student who says, "I'm really not so good in writing. English is my worst subject, or
- the student who says, "I love English. I love to write. I got A's in it all through school"?
Of course, they both want the same thing: a high grade with minimal work.
While we're on the topic, I wonder whether those of you who are teaching intro or remedial courses in other subjects are faced with those students who say, "it's not my best subject" or "it's my favorite subject". (I can just imagine the look on my undergraduate Calculus prof's face if I'd said, "I'm not really good with math.")