Effective Study Skills

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Trying to finish work, turning assignments in on time, studying for tests, and reading assigned chapters for classes are just a few of the many reasons college students need to use their time management and study skills properly, in order to be successful. In college, students range from taking twelve to more than fifteen course hours per semester. At some colleges, three out of those twelve to fifteen course hours are spent satisfying a required effective study skills class. Some students gain valuable skills and learn a lot from taking this type of class, but the majority of learners at the collegiate level wish it wasn’t a requirement and that they could utilize their time and money for courses more relevant to meeting their specific degree …show more content…
Going to college is a significant developmental milestone and is a great accomplishment. Becoming a college athlete is also very exciting and rewarding, but comes with a heavy responsibility to perform well in the classroom and in their sport. With this high expectation to perform, college athletes have a lot on their plate. They need to know how to manage their time and use their effective study skills wisely while balancing out school work and playing a sport at the collegiate level. Balancing school work and participating in a collegiate sport can be very stressful and challenging for a student, however, they are taught how to manage their time and their busy schedules from their coaches and advisors. Having a required course about time management and study skills, would take valuable time away from practices, tutoring times, classes that they need for their degree plan and would intensify stress levels. In the article “Required and Non-Required College, Physical Activity Classes Effect on College Students Stress” it states that, “Because of the stressful nature of college for students, physical activity can serve as a method of lowering stress”. (Sharp 74) Therefore, college students should have the flexibility of spending more time participating in physical activity rather than being forced to take unneeded classes. By playing a sport, the …show more content…
Coming into college, students are nervous about the big transition from high school and should not be given any added stressors. Students should know the skills of time management and how to properly study prior to coming into college and should be able to retain and maintain those skills throughout college. Having to take a required study skills course in college would take away from many opportunities for students. Will the thought of being required to take a time management and study skills class upon entering college encourage high school learners to slack off and wait to learn these skills later in their educational career, or will it encourage them to take a stand and prove that these needed skills are already in place prior to their post-secondary education? Learners would more than likely want to pursue their desired degree without wasting time on taking time management

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