THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE
Background of the Study
Study habits are the behavioral practices of students towards their studies. Every student has his or her own study habit. Study habits are habits that include memorizing, reading, advance knowledge to a lesson and etc. And these study habits are seen before every quiz, recitation or exams. But during these activities, most students forget what were the things that they have studied. That leads them to cheat by looking to their seat mate’s paper or by looking into their notes. And for example after the exam there are just three things that could possibly happened. Its either they will pass the exam, fail to pass or their teacher will found out that they cheated during the exam.
Good study habits mean good performance and there’s a chance to be an achiever more likely to be the first honor of that particular batch. Poor study habits leads to poor performance in academics and he or she might fail on exams. Those who have good study habits are the ones who are successful in life because of their high grades. While those who have bad study habits are the ones who would struggle just to survive in their everyday lives.
It is needed to study the problem: different study habits of third year high school students in Eastern Visayas State University SLS to determine who will excel or fail in a class or batch.
Statement of the Problem
This study aims to identify the different study habits of third year high school students in Eastern Visayas State University Secondary Laboratory School. Specifically it seeks to answer the following: 1. What is the profile of the students that we target to interview in terms of: 1.1. Age
1.3. The monthly income of their parents
2. What are the study habits of EVSU-SLS students?
3. How do the students manage their time to have the time to study? 4. How often do the students of EVSU-SLS study?
Scope and Delimitation of the Study
This study limits only on the students of SLS Department of EVSU school year 2013-2014 and will not affect other students in other schools during the gathering and analyzing of every data gathered. It only focuses on the profile, time management and especially on the study habits of EVSU-SLS students. This study will not affect other people that are not part of the variables to be observed and interviewed or surveyed during the methods applied in this research.
Significance of the Study
This study is significant in coping-up the reasons why there are still students that despite of having of their study habits could not still excel in their everyday classes. More significantly these studies will benefit the following: Students. People who go to school daily to learn and gain knowledge for the use in their everyday lives and for their future use. The study shall serve to them as a comparison or guide what are the factors to consider that they are exercising a good study habits. Teachers. People who teaches the students and gave them knowledge. Explains the different theories and principles for the different aspects that their students would encounter in the future. The study shall serve to them as a help in teaching students who can’t really understand the lesson they are discussing. School. A place where the students learn. Where the teachers teach. The place that takes all the judgments of other schools said about the students’ values and actions. The study shall serve to it as what should be done for the students to be more interested to study and to give them more time to rest after a very stressful day. If this succeeds, the school would gain credits from other schools or organizations for the good values and academic achievements of its students.
Definition of Terms
The following terms are defined as used in this study for clarification and understanding: Study habits- are the ways that you study - the habits that you have formed during your school years. Addicted- compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming. Habits- often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. Improve- to raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better. Lifestyle- a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group. Struggle- to exert strength, energy, and force.
Students- these are the students of the EVSU-SLS particularly batch 2013-2014 and are the variables to be observed and surveyed during the study.