Nexus Franz R. Baluran
Students Study Skills
Why Study? Face it. In order to learn the harder stuff in school, you have to study. If you never do then your grades probably reflect it. If you're going to survive the next three years in high school, you're going to need to know how study efficiently and consistently. Studying is the one of the building blocks of learning.
Is there a right way to study? This is a tricky question. There are many ways to study and some styles and techniques are effective only for certain learning modalities. But there are some basic rules that apply to everyone. Not knowing how to study can become a major problem for you once your faced with a class that …show more content…
Study skills are an array of study skills, which may tackle the process of organizing and taking in new information, retaining information, or dealing with assessments. They include mnemonics, which aid the retention of lists of information, effective reading, and concentration techniques, as well as efficient note taking.
The term study skills is defined in Wikipedia (2012) as “techniques to assist the individual to be an effective learner.” Although some students may naturally possess good study skills, most people do not. However Cottrell (2008) explains “a skill is a learned activity, something that can be developed through practice.” Time management, active listening, reading comprehension, presentation skills, memory techniques, critical thinking skills, research and evaluation, writing skills are all categorized as study skills and whether a natural attribute or an acquired skill have to be fine-tuned and developed in order to be effective. A review by Biggs & Purdie (1996) found that study skills can be taught and that they can add between one and two grades to a student’s results. However as education is defined in the