Study Habits

Study Habits

CHAPTER 2

Review of Related Literature and Studies

Introduction
his chapter included relevant sources of information from foreign literature, local literature, foreign studies and local studies which tackle the existing activities that promote good study habits.
Local Literature
    According to Muega (2003), students need to acquire reasoning skills that would enable them to think critically and to make the right decisions claims on issues.
Reasoning entails presentation of arguments. It is when one makes conclusions from what he reads. It is from reading and reasoning one gets to extend his knowledge crtically.
To expand Muega’s ideas, according to Acido (2008), data have revealed that the major difference between students with below average, average, and above average reasoning skills centers on their study habits—whether they have good or bad study habits, and their attitude towards learning a particular skill—whether they are interested or not, are responsible for their learning or not, and take responsibility over what they do or not.
Acido proves Zolten & Long’s idea that the awareness on the responsibilities of a college student is essential to increase studying skills.
Professors in the developing countries said that the undergraduate students should be fully equip with high level of analytical skills, the capacity for critical reasoning, self-reflection and conceptual grasp and ability to learn autonomously and exercise flexibility of mind (Simmons2003). Study habits are said to be improving because of the advent and wide use of the Internet, hypertext, and multimedia resources which greatly Affects the Study Habits (Liu, 2005).Karim and Hassan (2006) also note theexponential growth digital information, which changes the way studentsperceive studying and with printed materials that are to be use in facilitating study. Liu (2005) and Ramirez (2003) report that student’s print material from the Internet in order to study and read later on....

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