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Factors Affecting Study Habits
FACTORS AFFECTING THE STUDY HABITS
OF THE 1ST YEAR ACT STUDENT
A Research Presented to
The Faculty of the Language Department
National College of Science and Technology
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the subject in
Communication Arts II
DIONISIO C. NARRIDO JR.
March 2012
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The researcher would like to acknowledge with sincere appreciation and deepest gratitude those special people who help to finish this study. The Almighty God, who gives strength, talent, and wisdom and source of life. For without Him, the researcher is useless. To Ms. Vanessa Montenegro, for her patience, understanding and encouragement and whose expertise and knowledge were unselfishly shared. The researcher truly appreciates all the time and assistance that she gave to the researcher. To Mr. Romeo Delfin Jr. who gave the critical comments and valuable suggestions and assistance in the development of this study. To researcher’s beloved guardians, for the love, understanding and support they gave to the researcher. They serve as the researcher’s inspiration. Thank you!

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
Research on the correlation between study habit and students academic achievement has for long received attention from scholars and educational agencies. For instance, the national Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 1994 conducted a study to find out the relationship between study habits and academic performance of the students. Findings of the study revealed a positive correlation between study habit and academic achievement. Similarly, Onwuegbuzie (2001) conducted a series of studied to find out the relationship between academic success and study habit and reported positive relationship between the two variables. However, studies of school achievement indicate that most students are under achievers. (Dizney, 2003, Okegbile, 2007 and Adetunji and Oladeji, 2007). A major reason for students’ under8 developed potentialities may be in their lack of learning strategies. Emily and Betty (2004) posit that it is not an infrequent occurrence that students, who spend inordinate amounts of time memorizing study materials, are still barely getting by. To them, the student’s personal, emotional, and social development may suffer from the pressures created by the use of relatively inefficient learning strategies. Study habits are learning tendencies that enable students to work privately. Azikiwe (1998) describes the study habit as “the adopted way and manner a student plans his private readings, after classroom learning so as to attain mastery of the subject”. According to her, “good study habits are good assets to learners because they (habits) assist students to attain mastery in areas of specialization and consequent excellent performance, while opposite constitute constraints to learning and achievement leading to failure”. Good (1998) define the term study habits as: The student’s way of study whether systematic, efficient or inefficient etc”. Going by 9 this definition it literally means that good study habit produces positive academic performance while inefficient study habit leads to academic failure. OBJECTIVES

This research entitled “Factors Affecting the Study Habits of the ACT Students” aims the following objectives: 1.) To know the importance of the study habits.
2.) To know the learning disabilities.
3.) To know how to make time management in study.
4.) To know how to improve the study habits.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This research seeks to answer the following statement of the problems. 1.) What are the factors affecting the study habits of the ACT students? 2.) How do the ACT students improve their study habits?

3.) How do the ACT students study more effectively?
4.) What are the effects of these factors in academic performance? IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
The researcher believes that students will be benefited from the findings of this study since the study provides basis...
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