Effective Study Skills Are The Sole Foundation of a Sound Education
Effective study skills are the skills which are needed to enable efficient learning and are an important set of life skills, which help to get an understanding of the information in the most efficient way. As stated by Adams and Hamm (1994) are paths which lead to the learning.” They are vital for success in schools and further education. Rwehumbiza maintains that most students fail in examinations simply because they lack study skills and, or examination taking techniques.
Effective learning depends on creating an environment that is the best to get the individual into study mode and which settings suit them best. Management of time is important. Has the individual allowed enough time to study. Having the right frame of mind, the right conditions, the materials and information needed and no distractions. Considering and developing attitudes that make learning more interesting. Cottrell encourages the use of the C.R.E.A.M strategy, which helps with motivation and attitudes. Looking at each of these areas in depth might give the individual skills and strategies they might find effective,or weaknesses that can be identified and dealt with.
Have the confidence to apply imagination to your learning and problem-solving.
Be able to sit with your experience, analyse and evaluate your own performance, and draw lessons from it.
Organise your time, space, priorities, state of mind, resources, and use of technology to maximum benefit.
Be personally engaged physically and mentally, in making sence of what you learn.
Be clear about the outcomes you want to achieve, the steps you need to take to achieve these, and what you will do to build and maintain your engagement and...