What Is It Important To Study Essay

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“The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education.” In this quote, Ralph Waldo Emerson points out that college is not about the retentive things, but to teach us to thrive for knowledge and the skills necessary to continue learning. I was surprised to learn that even after college certain skills will still be used in my daily life. So, I am expecting to obtain skills such as time management, study skills, critical thinking, and much more through college. One skill necessary to have is time management, time is a well-known importance because we can only lose time. We can never gain it back. So, knowing how to prioritize from important to less important events can help me be more structured. For …show more content…
Although, as a student, I can’t wait until the semester is over with so I won’t have to study anymore. But little did I know studying skills are avail everywhere and not just used in school. It’s a course of repetition to help ease and encourage the mind to learn. However, I learned that to gain study skills and to make it more appealing to me, I have to study effectively. Efficient studying is to come to a full understanding of something. Some benefits of efficient studying are increased confidence and self-esteem. Which, can be helpful in my life events such as work interviews, presentation at work, or even stop me from being diffident to speak in public. Now, in order for me to achieve effective studying it’ll require critical thinking. To critically think is to actively ask questions regarding something that’s read or seen until a logical conclusion has been made. I can use critical thinking to help me study by figuring what notes to take, what is important, or what will be included into an …show more content…
Skills that I would like to obtain to become a powerful communicator are assertiveness, clarity, open-mindedness, and listening. Communication is not what one intended but what a person perceives. In order to be assertive, I have to know what I want but to get what I want I have to be clear with my message. Along with those two skills, I would also like to have the willingness of considering others perspectives because if I don’t keep an open mind I could be missing a lot of information. Communicating is not just talking but also being an active listener because without listening there comes miscommunications. Above all, the tone is most important. Most people don’t react to what is being said but how it’s being said. For example, when President Barack Obama gave his Democratic National Convention speech in 2004, he gave hope using a strong firm tone. If he were to use a monotone, I would had missed the hope he wanted to

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