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Dressing up Increases Test Scores

College girls have a reputation of rocking the sporty/yoga look because it’s easy and comfortable. However, “comfortable” is boring, common and everybody does it. Why not be different?  Poor self-value can change the way you function in all aspects of life, from your job to school and relationships.

Sweatpants and Uggs have become a standard uniform. However, research shows higher performance on tests and for students who dress up for class.

Dressing up not only makes you look put together, but gives your self-esteem a boost and becoming more productive in your daily activities.

For some girls, dressing up can be annoying. They act like they don’t care what people think of them and instead stroll around campus looking like they just rolled out of bed.

In all seriousness, it’s close to impossible to feel 100% good about yourself if you look like a slob.

So why does it matter? If it makes you feel good, you can dress up however you want right? Truth is, you never know the people you might come across with, or the opportunities you might encounter. Your outfit says a lot about you.

We all have our lazy days, but taking that extra fifteen minutes in the morning can help put a positive spin on the rest of your day.

Posted by on April 12, 2013. Filed under Around Campus,Opinions & Editorials. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to Dressing up Increases Test Scores

  1. Concerned.

    April 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    “In all seriousness, it’s close to impossible to feel 100% good about yourself if you look like a slob.” This type of mentality is the exact reason students feel obligated to “dress to impress”. Aside from that, looking like a slob is an opinion and a degrading one at that. If sweatpants and a loose fitting t-shirt defines a person as a slob in respect to your standards, then maybe you should reevaluate your priorities. If you’re going to think less of an individual, or be unimpressed because of the fabric they chose to put on their body – Then maybe you should reevaluate your priorities. I still maintain the same level of intelligence in pants, skirts, or sweats. Please link this study that argues that students who “dress up” (again, a relative term) do better – What students? By what standards? In all class rooms? In the same subject matter? With the same professor? With the same amount of assignments? Do all the students maintain the same amount of extra-curricular activities? Do all of the students have the same socioeconomic status to afford and compete for the same type of clothing? Define dress up. Define slob. Define “do better”. This article is poorly written, and frankly – You’re telling the students who want to be comfortable to stop embarrassing those who have to be associated with it. In addition – Why are you just targeting college girls? Do males not wear sweat pants? Do males not get judged? I won’t entertain that anymore, while I respect your opinion and have heard it said a million times before (by my own close friends), I think it’s mildly offensive. It’s an assertion, it’s not offering perspective. That’s the part I’m having trouble with.

  2. Frustrated

    April 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    “Why not be different?” Says the author who simultaneously writes an article decrying female students who choose to wear what they want.

    This is an extremely frustrating article, partly because there is no evidence to support it. Like Concerned, I’d really like to see the study that backs up this assertion that, quite frankly, is rude and a little bit snobby. Maybe then I will understand where this person is coming from. The author’s use of the word snob is also unclearly defined – sweatpants make you a slob now? I also think it ‘s a little presumptuous of the author to say that you can’t feel good about yourself if you look like a “slob” – a word that, again, is defined loosely and somewhat strangely in this article.

    To attribute academic success to what a person wears (strangely enough, like Concerned cited, only females are being examined in this article. Wonder why that is?) detracts from the person’s brain and intelligence. I call BS on this.

    A person is more than what they wear, although I guess some people are too judgmental to understand that.

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