You must have come across various myths in life: Girls want soft-spoken guys as boyfriends, Travelling India is dangerous, Kejriwal will remove his muffler one day or Sunny Leone will feature as the dutiful Bahu in a daily soap. There is a similar list of myths of an engineering student that need to be busted by the corresponding facts below.
Myth 1: Engineers are a very knowledgeable species.
Fact: no no no …….infinity! In every practical lab, there will be one guy/girl from each group who know what has to be done in the experiment. The rest of the group just stay far behind from their respective equipment and when the teacher comes for inspection, they just mimic like they know everything about everything. As far as practical knowledge goes ITI guys have more knowledge than engineering guys.
Myth 2: I will start studying at the start of next semester.
Fact: This is called optimism i.e. fooling them. As an engineer, you will always have last minute approach for every task whether it is doing assignments, lab files. This is the only thing that makes them proud. Trust me this habit will be a good friend and stays with you side forever.
Myth 3: I will earn first and then impress the chicks that I liked in college.
Fact: Nice thought! but Trying to come up with one of these would be like sending an invitation to Barack Obama for dinner. Once you step into the corporate world, you realized that most of the chicks you like was already booked way back in college. You get shocked when you meet her in the job world, all she will want to marry some guy who is well settled, have a good own house and a car too. At last all you will do slog office from 10 to 5 and with the feeling why hadn’t I tried best in my college.
Myth 4: I will write to the point answers in exams that will impress the examiner.
Fact: This myth lies on the probability that the examiner actually reads your answer, and the probability would be like 2/100. If you think it matters to him whether you write every point of the answer, then you’re a fool! This is because the examiner has to check 100’s of paper every day. So better write at least one page with a neat diagram. The neater your handwriting and diagram is, the more you will score.
Myth 5: Your name come’s last in class, giving you the privilege in viva to be questioned at last. So you would know every question that the external examiner is going to ask in the viva.
Fact: As much as you want your examiner to be dumb, he will never fulfill any such wish. As the viva section, the external examiner is somehow endowed with superhuman powers to formulate worse questions. You’ll still be screwed just as bad.