Before college actually starts, all the high school pupils spend days dreaming of the transformed shimmering life they will experience in the times to come. For sure there is whopping disparity between school and college life.
However returning back from the flights of imagination to reality, there are some fabrications of the amusing imagery of college.
1. Skipping college for few days will not be an obstruction
If you really think so, be prepared for setbacks. There is a separate roll call for every period and like school you don't have to necessarily attend all the classes. Sounds fun but beware it is one thing that troubles maximum students at the end of the year.
Even if you are somehow successful in winning over your lecturers, it is quite embarrassing to convince the authorities while your fellow mates are already preparing for the examination.
You don't talk to strangers?
Most of us don't till we come to college. The school environment is protective to a very large extent. We might be studying in the same school for years and have the same lot of friends since childhood. Our parents teach us not to talk much with strangers. You have to open up your shell and communicate with other people. Making new relationships is very important to have a happy college life.
However these strangers someday become our finest friends for entire life.
Haven't visited your school library even a single time during your school year?
This place is the most hunted place in college. Firstly the studies are not restricted to the prescribed textbooks. You need to search the place down to be distinct from others
Secondly and more importantly it is the most sought after places in the examination months. The hostel room is flooded with friends with whom concentrating on the subject might be out of question. Seriously a month before the finals, it looks like some concert is being organised in the library.
4. Securing a job
Securing a job after college as we envisage is not as easy as it seems. Once you reach third year of college the anxiety of 'what to do next' daunts every time you think of future.
5. Life free of worries
Staying away from parents with nothing to worry about, no responsibilities and living life on your own terms sounds fascinating. However when there is no one to wake you up in the morning and you always miss the first lecture or no one to take care of your things, you feel like rewinding back home. You have to take care of everything on your own. 24 hours a day and still you won't have time to manage everything.
6. College Cafeteria's are Magnificent Places
Movies show off the cafeteria as the most exquisite block of your youth. Undeniably upto a certain point of time, it's a place everybody loves to spend their maximum time in. But only in a short span you get used to the stuff offered.
7. You advance your career in the chosen course
It is a very big possibility that you turn upto an altogether different field than what you have chosen in college. College is a time when you discover your interest and abilities. Half way you realise the 'True You'. The only important thing is to catch up your talents and bent of psyche.
8. The other fellow mates are of your same age
The age group of other students in the class can never be equivalent. With the wide opportunities the colleges offer, students from all strata of the society, states and countries enrol in large numbers.
You get an opportunity to explore different languages, cultures and religions. Hence you might happen to meet people who are way elder to you.
9. Private colleges are better than government colleges
No Ways. This is by no means correct. Even though the private colleges charge a fee far more than the government colleges, the faculty, administration, infrastructure and diversity the government institutions offer cannot be matched up by the private colleges.
10. There are no assignments in College
School is always loaded with home work. However in college all you need to do is attend classes. This is a wrong perception. The assignments are not only to be prepared but also submitted on time. Your internal scores are largely based on the regular submission of the assignments.