Students' Corner

Classroom and Beyond: Essential Skills and Habits for Academic Excellence

The academic year 2024-25… yet another brand new opportunity to excel. Starting a new academic year is an exciting and pivotal time for both students and educators alike. Striving for academic excellence begins from the first moment the student enters the school or college gate with a clear-cut academic and career goal and a commitment to pay the required price.

Everyone wants to win, but few are willing to the pay the price. All students aspire for success, but only a select few are prepared to endure the hard work, discipline and the sacrifices necessary to realize their ambitions.

Students have to cultivate certain skills and turn them into routines to achieve academic excellence.

What is a Student Skill?

A skill is an ability or proficiency acquired through practice and education. Both hard and soft skills are essential in academic and personal contexts. Hard skills are specific, teachable abilities or knowledge that can be defined and measured. Soft skills are interpersonal or people skills that are harder to quantify. They relate how individuals interact with others and manage their work.

Student skills help in learning maximum with less effort and time. For a fruitful and meaningful life, students have to spend time on many activities apart from just studying. Study skills or academic skills are the subset of student skills.

Essential Student Skills

  1. Self-motivation skills
  2. Career Goals Fixation skills
  3. Time Management skills
  4. Reading skills
  5. Note-taking skills
  6. Concentration and Memory skills
  7. Examination skills

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K. Dominic Reddy is an author of books, an English lecturer and motivation psychologist and trainer. He holds an M.A. in English Literature, Philosophy, M.Sc. in Psychology and PG Dipl. in Counselling and Yoga, and has received the Best Teacher Award.

K. Dominic Reddy

K. Dominic Reddy is an author of books, an English lecturer and motivation psychologist and trainer. He holds an M.A. in English Literature, Philosophy, M.Sc. in Psychology and PG Dipl. in Counselling and Yoga, and has received the Best Teacher Award.