The Classroom Situation: Improving Study Habits of Secondary School Students in Zimbabwe

The Classroom Situation: Improving Study Habits of Secondary School Students in Zimbabwe

Author(s) by Maxwell Constantine Chando Musingafi, Shupikai Zebron
Pages 133-138
Keywords Study habit, guidance programme, secondary school, strategies.
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Abstract


In this experiential observation and desktop based paper we argue the case for coming up with a formal study programme for students at secondary school in Zimbabwe. Our experience with students at both secondary school level and tertiary level has taught us that effective study strategies are the gateway to school success, graduation, college entry, and job advancement. Our experiences as teachers at secondary school level has shown us that poor study habits can bar even bright students from many important opportunities that would otherwise enable them to realise their potential. We established that the problem most students have that contributes to their poor performance in tests and examination is lack of proper study habit. For an excellent performance, there is need for the student to form good study habit. In school, high academic performance has been attributed to students’ effective study habits. This is the reason why teachers try to adopt many techniques to help students to learn. In this paper we thus argue that the pillar to improvement of secondary school students’ study habits is a well outlined and implemented study habit guidance programme.

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