Determinants of Academic Performance of B.S. Criminology I-B Students of Lspu,

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Chapter 1

THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction

The globalization trend in the 21st century is to effectively and efficiently spawn the delivery of educational services to generate progress in the attainment of quality life for all. More than ever, state leaders strive to invest in quality education as a niche for their nations to develop their people into world class citizens in asserting their future and destiny so in the end they have the active share in building a better world free from natural and human miseries (Harvey 2008).

One goal of education is to encourage human development. However, an individual can only be enlightened from illiteracy and poverty in the course of education. Youth must be armored with useful knowledge and skills for their active involvement. They must be prepared with important understanding and right attitude to function and live well in the society.

Apparently, every learner is given the chance to acquire good education that serves as a light towards the right path. Without it, a man cannot stand alone by his own because education is a primary weapon to face the challenges in life that may come his way. Many students have their own way acquiring knowledge. The extent of student’s learning in academic may be determined by the grades that a student earns when a period of learning has been done. It is believed that a grade is primary indicator of such learning and serves as the primary basis for determining the learner’s level of acquisition of knowledge. Background of the Study

Each person in this world has his own ways of acquiring knowledge in order to find a better and effective habit to make learning easy. In local scenario, students continue to learn in an actual and natural setting. This is the reason why the progress of learning became slow. But as the year pass by, learning becomes more dependent on the mentor’s ability to transfer knowledge and information to their student. That is why student’s start to make some necessary adjustment like putting an extra time for studies at their home or vacant period. However, many experiences and studies found out that there are also several factors that would account for the grades. No single factor can be definitely pointed out as predicting grades. Different people mean different style or way of learning. In fact, almost all of existing environment and personal factors are variable of academic performance.

There were those people who give their best in order to achieve their ambition, but often times that ambition cannot satisfy the happiness they want to achieve. In that case, education is a primary tool in order to be satisfied on a certain objective in life.

All too often students perform poorly in school simply because they lack good study habits. In many cases, students don’t know where to begin, don’t fully understand the material or feel that there was too much work given to them with too little time to complete or study it.

If their studying skills do not improve these students will continue to test poorly and not perform to their fullest potential. Some students have problems getting started. Begin to study early with one or two hours per day. Then, slowly build your study time and quality as your approach the exam or test.

The gradual process of acquiring knowledge in ten long years of studying primary and secondary level, students is preparing themselves to enter into a higher level of education which is the tertiary level. These preparations include factors which is essential in choosing careers to pursue.

Laguna State Polytechnic University offers different courses which might catch the eyes of the students. It is known for having a high quality education and facilities that is conducive in learning. This university aims to produce globally competitive professionals which will serve as the nation’s foundation and pride.

Considering the Criminology course, students must have the efficient...
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