This list contains many generalizations. There are those who do not display these traits. These individuals are called "strange".
Top 5 Reasons Why This Generation of College Students May Not Make it In the Real World
5) A language all their own is developing. It is similar to English, except in a statement it takes multiple four-letter expletives to arrive at what we can only assume to be the subject and predicate (the subject and predicate usually resemble familiar English).
4) College students use "like" and "ya know" in the place of where a thoughtful pause should be. This also occurs in writing, along with "whatev" and "srsly" (this is "collegian" for seriously, as I have been informed by a fluent friend).
3) When a college student says "I'll be there", they usually mean "I might be there, and if I am there, I will be late".
2) If you are not discussing alcohol, parties, or evading police, the college student has a tendency to mentally "check out" of the conversation. Bring up anything of substance, and most will, after a patronizing smile, leave. Quickly.
1) The average college student is unaware of how to use the apostrophe, i.e. possessive versus plural. I give you the Qdoba (a burrito restaurant) exclamation on an ad:
Yes, I am aware that I am a part of this generation.
Oh, the irony!