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thanatassa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Skill 1: Reading comprehension. Strong –  majority of vocabulary, main arguments, can paraphrase accurately. Weak – does not understand vocabulary or ideas of material read.

Skill 2: Memorization: Strong – remembers essential material accurately. Weak – does not remember material studied and cannot build on earlier work due to not remembering it.

Skill 3: Focus: Strong – prioritizes important tasks and assignments. Weak – focusses on trivia and does not devote adequate time to important matters.

Skill 4: Punctuality: Strong – gets to class and hands in work on time. Weak – fails to do so.

Skill 5: Time management: Strong – Plans adequate time to complete assignments and study. Weak – does school work at last minute or not at all.

Skill 6: Note taking: Strong – takes notes in class which cover essential material in coherent way and can be used for studying. Weak – either tries to take verbatim notes without thinking or does superficial notes.

rachellopez | Student

Everyone learns in a different way. There are several different types of studying and some techniques may work for one person and not work at all for another. Some students may find it more effective to rewrite their notes and vocabulary to help them memorize while another person may need to read it aloud once or twice. One person may need to read everything to comprehend it while another may only need key words and phrases. Some people may want to study alone while others may need a study buddy. No study technique is really weak, in my opinion, but some may be more effective for certain students. All you need to do is find the technique that works for you and make sure you do that regularly.

taangerine | Student

Some strong study skills would be attentive and eager to learn. If you are happy and interested (or even pretend to be) on what you are learning, the information will most likely be more understandable and you will be able to retain it more. Some weak study skills would be procrastination and lack of motivation. People who do not put out the time and are not motivated to learn will suffer greatly in the class -- in terms of participation and sometimes grade-wise

arrellbelle | Student

What everyone needs to understand is that every student is different and this means that every student has different study patterns that help them. It is futile if you make every student learn the same way because some students may benefit and some students won't be able to benefit. Students sometimes can be divided into 3 different learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Personally, I am a visual learning, so that rules out repeating notes out loud and hands-on learning. I learn best through color, diagrams, flashcards, and watching videos.

aznboy578 | Student

I agree with #1. My personal answer would be FlashCards and Echo.(Echo is when you reread what you read out loud to see if you really understanded it.

ik9744 | Student


  • A strong study skill is to NEVER procrastinate. Procrastinating is a bad habit, and it's a very hard one to get over with. You'll always cram everything in on the last day.
  • Studying with notecards. If you study with notecards you won't need to bother anyone else and it's a very good way to study vocabulary. 
  • Studying with a friend. If you are a type of person that needs to hear something out to get it inside your brain studying with a friend would help. Ask him to her to quiz you on the subject while you answer it.
  • Re-read your textbook. Re-reading your history and science book will get the knowledge you know. Your teacher gets most of the test questions from the textbook itself.


  • Procrastinating, thinking you'll be able to do that everything that day, and another thing the next day, while you could be doing it now.
  • Studying in a loud room or outside. Studying outside or in a loud room gets the information you just got into your brain out of your brain.
  • Using a study guide outside of what your teacher has given you. Note that every textbook in the world is different. The luck of the information on the study guide online might not be accurate or not what you are learning. The information might be wrong too. Trust me I've seen a lot of misspelled Spanish vocabulary on Quizlet.
crystaltu001 | Student

Strong study skills means that you have to study every day for an amount of time. Strong study skills mean you use the stuff you learned and use flashcards and repeat things over until you get it. Weak study skills mean you slack off all the time and never or barely do any work at all . Weak study skills are people who do not even try.

Wiggin42 | Student

Strong study skills will enable you to really learn the material and perform well in school. They will also ensure that  you carry with you whatever you learn. Studying a little bit daily, reviewing old material frequently, and quizzing yourself are examples of good study skills.

Weak study skills will prevent you for really learning the material. This includes cramming the night before the test. Sure, you might pass the test, but you won't remember any of the material after it.

thewanderlust878 | Student

Much like the answers above, there really isn't any weak or strong study skills. Everyone learns differently, and it is best for you to find out which method of studying works for you. Try some different methods, such as visual or audio learning, and see from which you retain the most information, and which one you feel most comfortable doing. 

However, there are some "weak" and "strong" ways to study. For example, even if you have figured out which type works for you, you still have to actually study. Which means that procrastinating, not studying at all, or distracted studying can qualify as "weak" ways to study. Having a set study schedule, asking for help when needed, studying extra if you don't understand, these all qualify as "strong" ways to study. 

Hope this helps!