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  1. 1. UUB 3013 Study SkillsCHAPTER 1: IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS
  2. 2. UUB 3013 Study SkillsWHAT IS SKILL?To be skilled is to beable to perform alearned activity welland at will.SKILLS?SKILL is a learned activity thatcan be developed throughpractice and reflection
  3. 3. UUB 3013 Study SkillsSOFT SKILLSPersons EQ(Emotional IntelligenceQuotient),The cluster of personalityTraits, social graces,Language,Personal habits,Friendliness and optimismSoft skills complementhard skills,which are the technicalrequirements of a job.Involved intrapersonal andInterpersonal skills
  4. 4. UUB 3013 Study SkillsAPPROACHES TO DEVELOP SOFT SKILLS3 common approaches to developing soft skillsamong graduates are:1. The curriculum-integrated approach whichenables students to develop soft skills within thecontext of their discipline;2. The stand-alone approach wherein soft skillsdevelopment is taught in a unit separate from corediscipline studies; and3. Work placements or work-based projects whichrequire students to spend a portion of their time inthe workplace.
  5. 5. What 2 expect?1. Teaching methods2. Other teaching styles used in uni3. Seeing lecturers4. Lecturers varied approachesUUB 3013 Study Skills
  6. 6. What is expected from students:1. Independence2. Self motivation3. Openness to working with others4. Ability to organize timeUUB 3013 Study Skills
  7. 7. Study SkillsThe ability of any learner to studysuccessfully depends to a great extent onhis fundamental study skills for examplethe ability to concentrate, to perceivecorrectly and accurately, as well as theability to remember what has beenperceived.UUB 3013 Study Skills
  8. 8. Study SkillsThe basic fundamental skills that helpslearners to be prepare for college successare:1.Responsibility2.Get motivated by building self-esteem andfacing your fears3.Learn from failure and celebrate successUUB 3013 Study Skills
  9. 9. Study SkillsStudy skills should not be confused withstudy techniques and study methods.Likewise in a soccer game for an example,a soccer player has to master thefundamental of soccer skills, e.g. passing,heading, and dribbling the ball. Only afterthat can be he be taught techniques andmethods. Thus in order to be a goodstudent, a learner must first understandthe fundamental of study skills.UUB 3013 Study Skills
  10. 10. Study TechniquesThere are 3 study techniques that can be employed to make study more successful 1. Association: this is probably the most important and most effective of alllearning techniques, of which mnemonics is probably the most commonly usedassociation technique. 2. Thinking in pictures: One is able to remember much better what has beenseen in the mind’s eyes than what has been thought in abstract terms.Therefore, ne should always consciously try to think in terms of pictures. 3. Reduce frequency of brain waves: The brain usually vibrates at 20 cyclesper second or higher. Dr Georgi Lozanov was probably the first whodiscovered that, if the frequency of the brain waves is reduced, moreeffective study becomes possible. He found that playing slow Baroque musiccould reduce the frequency of brain waves. Jose Silva was probably the fristwho discovered a method to reduce the frequency of brain waves at will. UUB 3013 Study Skills
  11. 11. Study MethodsMost learners have the bad habit of only studying the day before a test orexam. There are two serious disadvantages attached to this method ofstudy: 1. There is never any regular practice of study skills.2. It has been found that within 24 hours – 0n an average – one forgetsup to 80% of what one has learned. If however, the study material isreviewed after 24 hours, it takes 7 days before 80% is forgotten again,and if another review is done at this point, then it takes 30 days toforget 80% again.UUB 3013 Study Skills
  12. 12. Study Methods Research has shown that, if the correct pattern or review of studiedmaterial is followed, memory consolidation is enhanced significantly, andoverall time spent in learning is slashed dramatically.  Basically skills can be broken into 2: soft skills and hard skills. Hardskills are tangible, specific, and usually teachable: typing 50 words perminute or changing tires. Hard skills embody the technical oradministrative knowledge required by employers to support theirbusiness activities. Soft skills are difficult to measure and are oftenpersonal attributes: good communication skills or team-builder arecommonly listed on resumes. Soft skills are learned throughout life,beginning with our parents and family who teach us how to be polite, toget up on time and to do those things we would rather not to do. Wealso learned b trial and error to deal interpersonally with other humanbeings.UUB 3013 Study Skills
  13. 13. Study Methods Soft skills as define by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, 2006) can besaid to incorporate all aspects of generic skills that include to cognitiveelements associated with non-academic skills. There are 7 main soft skillsthat have been identified and chosen to be implemented to MalaysianInstitution of Higher Education..1. Communicative skills2. Thinking skills and problem solving skills3. Team work force4. Life long learning and information management5. Entrepreneur skill6. Ethics, moral and professionalism7. Leadership skillsUUB 3013 Study Skills
  14. 14. No. Soft Skills Must Have Elements (Sub-Skills) Good To Have Elements (Sub-Skills)1. Communicative Skills Ability to deliver idea clearly, effectively and withconfidence either orally or in writingAbility to practice active listening skill and respond.Ability to present clearly and confidently to theaudience.Ability to use technology duringpresentation.Ability to discuss and arrive at aconsensus.Ability to communicate with individualfrom a different cultural background.Ability to expand one’s owncommunicative skill.Ability to use non-oral skills.2. Critical Thinking andProblem Solving SkillsAbility to identify and analyze problems in difficultsituation and make justifiable evaluation.Ability to expand and improve thinking skills such asexplanation, analysis and evaluate discussion.Ability to find ideas and look for alternative solutions.Ability to think beyond.Ability to make conclusion based onvalid proof.Ability to withstand and give fullresponsibility.Ability to understand andaccommodate oneself to the variedworking environment.3. Team WorkAbility to build a good rapport , interact and workeffectively with others.Ability to understand and play the role of a leaderand follower alternatively.Ability to recognize and respect other’s attitude,behaviour and beliefs.Ability to give contribution to theplanning and coordinate group work.Responsible towards group decision.4.Life-Long Learning &InformationManagement SkillAbility to find and manage relevant informationfrom various sources.Ability to receive new ideas perform autonomylearning.Ability to develop an inquiry mind andseek knowledge.5. Entrepreneurship skill Ability to identify job opportunities.Ability to propose businessopportunity.Ability to build, explore and seekbusiness opportunities and job.Ability to be self-employed.6. Ethics, Moral &ProfessionalAbility to understand the economy crisis,environment and social cultural aspectsprofessionally.Ability to analyze make problem solving decisionsrelated to ethics.Ability to practice ethical attitudesbesides having the responsibilitytowards society.7. Leadership skillKnowledge of the basic theories of leadership.Ability to lead a project.Ability to understand and take turns asa leader and follower alternatively.Ability to supervise members of agroup.UUB 3013 Study Skills