Portfolio Task Module 1 “Effective Study Skills are the Sole Foundation of a Sound Education.”
“Study skills are fundamental to academic competence. Effective study skills are associated with positive outcomes across multiple academic content areas and for diverse learners.” (2002) National Association of School Psychologists.
Study skills improve the competencies associated with acquiring, recording, organizing, remembering and using information. These skills also contribute to success in both employment and non-academic settings.
Studying is often an individual activity and what works for one student with regards to study may not work for someone else. Self regulation is an important ...view middle of the document...
“A weakness in one sub-skill can affect what would otherwise be a good performance. “(2008) Stella Cottrell The Study Skills Handbook.
Setting aside time for studying each day is important i.e. two hours of studying every day can be beneficial as the student can plan their work so that they can work to deadlines which have been given.
There are also some negative arguments which can be put forward with regards to effective study skills.
“Students with low academic achievement often demonstrate ineffective study skills”. (2002) National Association of School Psychologists.
H J Walberg (1988) also noted that “Time could be negatively correlated with achievement for example if a student were pressed beyond exhaustion or there was a vigorous standard of achievement slower students studied more but attained less.”
There can sometime be lack of successful engagements where students feel that learning study skills is irrelevant to their studies. In The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2007) it is argued that “Negative attitude towards the use of blogs to develop writing skills emended from a belief that the...