I like the fact that you delve into more than just the typical, “Stay pure, keep your faith” wisdom we dispense to departing college students. What other pitfalls do college kids fall into?
A big one is assuming that college is a continuation of high school. High school is highly structured: you’re in class much longer, but much less is expected of you out of class than in college. And living under the same roof as your parents provides a significant measure of accountability – one that’s absent when you leave for college.
That means students need to have the self-discipline to log off of Facebook and study for significant chunks of time. There are other pitfalls, like living off of credit cards and getting into serious debt.
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