What are study skills and why are they important?
People have different ideas about study skills. Some people describe study skills as how you structure your time, or the approach you take when reading a book, or how you take notes. Other people define study skills by stating what may sound like a big picture idea: to improve your performance in academic subjects. Even more, if you think about study skills beyond the context of school, you might say that study skills play an important role in the life of working adults. What’s the good news? All these responses are correct.
I think of study skills in the context of several activities, methodologies, and practices that are all associated with learning. Specifically, I think of study skills in terms of the following six components:
- Goal Setting
- Organization Skills
- Time Management
- Communicating with Teachers
- Preparing for Quizzes, Tests, and Papers
In the case of students, each component impacts one’s performance in the classroom, and ultimately a student’s overall academic success.
In my How to Study Class, I explore these six components of study skills (and much more) by engaging students in an interactive and fun learning experience. I provide actionable and easily implementable tools and strategies, designed to help students earn better grades, reduce academic stress, and improve their confidence.
So why are study skills important? Three reasons:
Study skills improve performance in school
Having strong study skills is often the key to earning good grades, irrespective of a student’s unique talents in any particular subject.
Study skills are applicable to most, if not all, subjects in school
Study skills are relevant to most, if not all, academic disciplines, e.g. math classes, history classes, science classes, art classes, etc. It doesn’t matter. The skills that encompass how you approach learning are relevant to each respective discipline.
Study skills are useful throughout your life
The study skills that I highlight in my How to Study Class encompass learning tools that can be used throughout your life. If you are a middle school student, high school student, graduate student, or a business professional, you will find value in improving your study skills.
Join me on the path to success. Register today for the Stan’s How to Study Class.