Grace Bateman's Common College Misconceptions Exposed By Grace Batman

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As a senior I am approaching the final days of high school and over the course of four years I’ve had the privilege to visit colleges and catch a glimpse of what the experience is like. Furthermore, my partner is in his second semester of college as a first year and consequently he gives me advice as well as telling me about his experiences so far. In the beginning he was slightly nervous to be in a different environment, but that quickly came to an end when he made acquaintances. As a male in college the experience is not what was expected in high school. Many are focusing and getting the job done while taking it seriously. My cousins, uncle, and even my father have mentioned that in college the level of expectancy to do your work and focus …show more content…
The stereotype that is often exaggerated is “college students party a lot” which is then turned into a misconception. Furthermore, this misconception brings forth having free time, being irresponsible, and lazy. In the article, “Common College Misconceptions Exposed”, Grace Bateman briefly states on the misconception about partying, “Hollywood sure makes it seem that way but, in reality, your academics and activities will take up the majority of your time.” College students can’t afford to be carefree 24/7 and not study for an upcoming test or completing their assignments. Sexual activity or seeking purely one night stands is second when it comes to popular misconceptions. In the article, “Debunking the Toxic Myths Around College Hookup Culture”, Lisa Wade is being interviewed on her new book about hookups in …show more content…
It is unjust to judge all men based off of the behavior of a portion in the same sex. Another widely known misconception is that most are broke. That is a lie. Yes, they do struggle with their finances but that is purely because they choose to spend some of their money on other things. Men are not all the same and that is a proven fact. These highly known misconceptions must be put to an end because not only is it ruining their image and affecting their lives, it is also making it seem as though all men in college are not there for their

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