The sign for "student" is a combination of the sign "learn" and
the non-initialized sign for "person."
Hold your "non-dominant") hand out flat, palm facing upward. Take
your dominant hand and and grab some
imaginary information off of your palm. Lift that
information up and stick it in your head. Then show the
Sample sentence: Why do students fail a class? = STUDENT FAIL CLASS
The more "casually" you do the sign STUDENT, the more the sign looks
as if you are throwing away a piece of paper.
Note: When signing "STUDENT" your non-dominant hand should stay down near
your torso and not move up toward your head when you move the
dominant hand upward. We want to avoid looking as if we are combining the
signs STUDENT and TEACHER.