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					College Myths

When it comes to the college experience, the media, friends, and social networks have done a pretty
good job of setting up expectations. While some of these expectations are true and will really affect the
way you spend your life as a college student, many of these expectations are actually myths that are not
true and sometimes have absolutely no basis in fact
whatsoever.

Discovering the college myths you have encountered
can help you to create the college experience you
want, and build the relationships you need while
maintaining a great GPA and participating in many
different activities. By making your college
experience a priority, you will be able to make your
way through the myths to a more true college
experience that you will enjoy and be excited by for
your entire college term.

It is Hard to Get to Know Your Professors
One of the biggest and most harmful myths about college is that professors are really hard to get to
know. This myth is completely false, and if you make an effort to ask questions, talk to your professors
in their office hours, and participate actively in class, you will find that at the end of your college
experience, you will have great relationships with several professors. This will make them ideal
candidates for recommendation letters and advice on further education and employment.

Attendance Doesn’t Matter
Another myth of college is that attendance doesn’t matter. For some classes, this may be the case, and
often professors do not take attendance, but more often than not, there is information covered in class
discussion that you cannot get in any other way. Participating in discussions is also a great way to
solidify your knowledge and prepare yourself not only for tests, but also for your future career.

You Need to Always be Studying
A third myth is that you need to spend all of your time at the library in order to do well in your college
                                                  education. This myth is very troublesome because in
                                                  college like in everything else, balance is a key to
                                                  success. If you are spending all of your time studying,
                                                  you will find college to be a boring and overwhelming
                                                  time in your life, whereas, if you spend all your time
                                                  partying, you will find college to be a very short
                                                  experience. By balancing studies with the social
aspects of your life, you will be able to maximize your college experience.

Cost and Value are the Same
Whether you are at one of the many colleges in Ogden, or at a college around the world, you should also
remember that the myth of cost and value being the same is simply not true. The amount of money a
college education costs at a particular school will not determine how good of an education you will
receive. You should carefully compare your Ogden College Campus to other colleges so you can choose
the best education for your needs.

As you begin your college experience, remember to make this the best time of your life so far, and a
great preparation for your future. Create lasting relationships with your peers and professors and spend
time learning about things that you are passionate about, and you will remember your college
experience forever!

				
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