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ERIC Number: EJ835405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Effective Study Skills for Post-Secondary Education
Simmons, Marcus
College Quarterly, v9 n2 Spr 2006
Most instructors and administrators will refer to a student's lack of study and organizational skills to explain why so many freshmen students drop out or fail to continue with their educational goals. Often students graduate high schools without having to vigorously study and apply themselves in order to pass. As a result, many students enter post secondary education with a severe lack of knowledge and ability to study and learn effectively. Considering that population of non-traditional students has and is still growing on the post-secondary level, an Effective Study Skills class or program is needed on the college level. The survey was conducted by electronic email to all Itawamba Community College students on the Fulton, Mississippi campus (residential) and Tupelo, Mississippi (city commuter campus). The total student population of Itawamba Community College is approximately 3,000 full time students. Itawamba is an institute that offers two year associates degrees in most technical, vocational, and health related fields; as well as, pre-four year degrees in liberal arts, business, and health related fields. Of the 254 students answering the survey, 10 students identified themselves as having special needs and receiving services through the Office of Supportive and Disability Services, OSDS. OSDS has approximately 60 to 75 students each semester that register with the office and request and receive special accommodations. Itawamba Community College has implemented a class to try to address the needs of students and their need for instruction on improving study skills and techniques. The class is a reading improvement and essential skills class that will emphasize study skills, note taking, test taking techniques, and reading for information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi