FACTORS AFFECTING THE STUDY HABITS
OF THE 1ST YEAR ACT STUDENT
A Research Presented to
The Faculty of the Language Department
National College of Science and Technology
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the subject in
Communication Arts II
DIONISIO C. NARRIDO JR.
The researcher would like to acknowledge with sincere appreciation and deepest gratitude those special people who help to finish this study.
The Almighty God, who gives strength, talent, and wisdom and source of life. For without Him, the researcher is useless.
To Ms. Vanessa Montenegro, for her patience, understanding and encouragement and whose expertise and ...view middle of the document...
A major reason for students’ under8 developed potentialities may be in their lack of learning strategies. Emily and Betty (2004) posit that it is not an infrequent occurrence that students, who spend inordinate amounts of time memorizing study materials, are still barely getting by. To them, the student’s personal, emotional, and social development may suffer from the pressures created by the use of relatively inefficient learning strategies. Study habits are learning tendencies that enable students to work privately. Azikiwe (1998) describes the study habit as “the adopted way and manner a student plans his private readings, after classroom learning so as to attain mastery of the subject”. According to her, “good study habits are good assets to learners because they (habits) assist students to attain mastery in areas of specialization and consequent excellent performance, while opposite constitute constraints to learning and achievement leading to failure”. Good (1998) define the term study habits as: The student’s way of study whether systematic, efficient or inefficient etc”. Going by 9 this definition it literally means that good study habit produces positive academic performance while inefficient study habit leads to academic failure.
This research entitled “Factors Affecting the Study Habits of the ACT Students” aims the following objectives:
1.) To know the importance of the study habits.
2.) To know the learning disabilities.
3.) To know how to make time management in study.
4.) To know how to improve the study habits.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This research seeks to answer the following statement of the problems.
1.) What are the factors affecting the study habits of the ACT students?
2.) How do the ACT students improve their study habits?
3.) How do the ACT students study more effectively?
4.) What are the effects of these factors in academic performance?
IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
The researcher believes that students will be benefited from the findings of this study since the study provides basis for awareness and better understanding of how their current study habits affected their academic performance. Likewise, gives them more focused and clear perspective on how the specific behaviors related to their studies influenced study habits. Consequently, this awareness also gives a much deeper understanding of their selves as students considering that the college life is typically beset of developmental adjustment demands.
SCOPE AND LIMITATION
The scope of this research is the education of all students here in National College of Science and Technology (NCST). But the main concerns of this research are those students under the first year students of the ACT. The limitations of this research are only those students of ACT that are currently enrolled at National College of Science and Technology (NCST) and having the prescribe study load for a given semester.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
•Study habits –...