Essay on Taking Personal Responsibility in College

1242 Words Apr 16th, 2012 5 Pages
Practicing Personal Responsibility in College
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February 6, 2012
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Practicing Personal Responsibility in College
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Carter, C., Bishop, J., & Kravits, S. L. (2011). Keys to Effective Learning. Study Skills and Habits for Success (6th ed.). Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database. This book is a well-known textbook concentrating on learning how to form effective study skills. This textbook is used in training entry-level college students on how to develop good study habits. This book was written by Carter, Bishop, and Kravits which are well known authors in the circle of education. This book was found in the e-Book section in
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Developing their own study skills is part of finding out which skills students have already mastered and are efficient in. When students effectively develop these study skills it will help them to be able to succeed in any training session or class. Many students suffer due to the fact that they never do learn how to effectively use their study skills. Once students find out which skills they have already mastered and are efficient in they can figure out in which area they are lacking. In developing good study habits it is also best if students make a plan of action so that they can best use their time in order to reach their goals. At any time a student can alter or change their schedule if they need to, students just need to realize the importance of sticking to a plan or schedule. Being tired greatly reduces a person’s ability to study so students should never try and plan study time when they know they will be tired. If students study while tired, it will cause them to begin disliking study time. Eating is also very important for the development of good studying habits. If a student tries to study on an empty stomach they will not be able to focus on the material. Usually studying and average of one hour after eating is a good rule of thumb to follow. Students need to be aware of their study time as well, if a student studies to long they will began