THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING
Background of the Study
In this era, most of the students are acquire to make some extra efforts on many fronts; it involves regulating their learning through the use of effective learning techniques.
According to Target Informatics Pvt. Ltd. in India (2013), today’s students are burned with loads to study. Study curriculum has become more extensive and complex than ever before. They only carry ever increasing weight of study material on their shoulders but they also carry the burden of intensive study even after they have left the classroom. Students all over the world face a number of problems which dishearten them. It leads to sheer desperation among the student community giving rise to student unrest. Student life has probably become more difficult than at any time before.
In Metro Manila, the most common problem a student encounter is their difficulty with certain academic subjects. Nowadays, most schools have five major subjects- Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, and Filipino. Although different opinions are made regarding these subjects, it is evident that certain factors affect the level of difficulty of the said subjects. One is the student’s own knowledge and capability. Some are gifted with critical thinking and good analysis which make them perfect for subjects’ Math and Science; while others have good grammar and vocabulary which makes them excellent for subjects’ English and Filipino. However, there are students who are simply industrious and determined. While there are passionate students, there are also those who are lazy and/or troubled in certain subjects (Cainglet, 2013).
In Tagum City, specifically in University of Mindanao, students’ interest in study had shown the tremendous down fall their grades probably some student’s don’t understand, having a hard time in remembering, do not have time to study and most of all it varies on the different learning techniques they used.