Important Soft Skills for University Students

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FACULTY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION

OUMH1103
LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNERS

IMPORTANT SOFT SKILLS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Name: Md. Mahamudur Rahman

E-mail address: sohag@oum.edu.my

Table of Contents

Abstract 2
Introduction 3
Discussions 4
Conclusion 9
References 10

Abstract “Soft skills” are the extra or additional intangible skills required by students beyond their academic skills which are generic in nature across the various domains of learning that encompasses character and teamwork. These are crucial to increase employability and also to compete successfully in this dynamic global environment. “Soft skills provide
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And this is also the most undervalued aspect in all educational organizations. But the impact of the intangible skills of an individual is far more than the impact of the tangible ones. And this can be seen from many successful people like “Abraham Lincoln (Lawyer, U.S. president, finished one year of formal schooling, self-taught himself trigonometry, and read Blackstone on his own to become a lawyer), Benjamin Franklin, (Inventor, scientist, author, entrepreneur, primarily home-schooled), Frank Lloyd Wright (The most influential architect of the twentieth century. Never attended high school), Amadeo Peter Giannini, (Multimillionaire, Founder of Bank of America, dropped out of high school) (Toren, 2012) & so many others who either dropped out of school or never had any formal education. “But does their success mean that academic excellence is not required? No! What it basically shows is that a person having good personal and soft skills can change the problems into opportunities and deal with the negatives in a more constructive and better way.” (Sharma, 2009) These are not just skills that can be acquired from a college or a school. They are the basic life skills which help us shape & polish our outer veneer. These help to tackle difficult situations and come out with flying…