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Study the following phrase and then write a properly referenced academic essay to discuss it.
“Effective study skills are the sole foundation of a sound education”
This essay will explore the effective study skills that are essential to a good education. The term study skills are 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. Although (Cottrell 2008) goes on to explain “a skill is a learned activity, something that can be developed through practice”.
Key skills are a range of essential skills, understanding these skills will help to make students more effective in their studies.(Scheid 1993) Research done over the last twenty years provides evidence on effectiveness on study skills, encouraged students to become more independent and gain confidence with a better outcome at school and in the work place . In a world where you need to keep learning throughout your life developing skills could be argued that this is one of the most valuable investments you can make.(Burns T 2012).
To develop good study skills it is important to understand which of your personal qualities are of particular importance (Cottrell 2013) determination, self-awareness, positive thinking is among some. To understand what kind of learner you are, will improve your study skills. (Beckford 2006/7)Is of the opinion that good study skills will make you more valuable to yourself and your
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employer. Environmental issues can also be a factor between student’s ability
to apply them to acquire good study skills depending on the student’s...