• School Vacations and Holidays in the USA, 2016

    School Vacations and Holidays in the USA, 2016

  • 5 Study Skills That Are Essential To A Student

    5 Study Skills That Are Essential To A Student

5 Study Skills That Are Essential To A Student
5 Study Skills That Are Essential To A Student

Study skills are one of the most crucial factors that determine the success of every student. They are the core competencies that enable you to learn and study efficiently.

School Vacations and Holidays in the USA, 2016
School Vacations and Holidays in the USA, 2016

The academic year in the United States has a hundred and eighty school days for K-12, which runs from early Northern Hemisphere fall to early summer.

Importance of Efficient study skills
Importance of Efficient study skills

Study skills are the skills required to enable you learn and study efficiently. They can also be explained to be the strategies and approaches to use when learning.

School Vacations and Holidays in the USA, 2016

The academic year in the United States has a hundred and eighty school days for K-12, which runs from early Northern Hemisphere fall to early summer.

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But colleges and universities have shorter days as compared to K-12.

During the rest of the days these schools go to recess and for the year 2016, the following days will be for vacation and holidays.

  • Christmas Vacation

The Christmas vacation for the year 2015 extended into the New Year holiday until the 9th day of January.

Within this vacation, there were two public holidays namely New Year’s Day on 1st January and Epiphany on 6th January.

  • Easter Vacation

Easter is a festival that Christians celebrate the death and return of Jesus Christ.

This year it will be on March 25th is a public holiday called Good Friday that runs to Monday 28th which will be the Easter Monday.

Schools will then proceed to a week’s Easter vacation till Saturday, 2nd April.

  • backpack-924589_640Whitsun Vacation

Whitsun occurs on the seventh Sunday after Easter then proceeds to the week that follows it.

This short break comes in May and will start on 16th which is Whit Monday public holiday.

The vacation will continue to the 28th day of May.

The Corpus Christi public holiday will also fall on the 26th of May.

  • Summer Vacation

This holiday season occurs during the summer season when the weather is warm or hot.

Summer is the longest of all vacation breaks and will start on the 28th of July until the 10th day of September.

Schools will then resume on Monday 12th September.

  • Day of German Unity

This day is in commemoration of the day that East and West reunited to form the German Democratic Republic.

This public holiday will be on Monday 3rd October.

  • All Saints Day

This day is also referred to as All-hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, Day of all Saints or Feast if Saints that is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church and other Protestant denominations.

The All Saints Day will be celebrated on a Tuesday, November 1st

  • Autumn Vacation

This short holiday occurs during the fall season which is between summer and winter.

After the All Saints Public Holiday, schools will then proceed to a brief autumn vacation from the 2nd of November for three days to 4th November

  • Christmas Vacation

Schools will advance to the Christmas Holiday vacation from the 23rd of December to the 31st of December.

During this vacation, there are several public holidays such as the Christmas Day and Boxing Day or the second day of Christmas.

  • Conclusion

The above holidays and vacations are marked all over the U.S., and schools will be closed on theses defined days in the year 2016.

Importance of Efficient study skills

Study skills are the skills required to enable you learn and study efficiently.

They can also be explained to be the strategies and approaches to use when learning.

Mastering study skills is very important for better grades and honing them not only you to succeed academically but also helps you to do better in life.

Lack of the effective study skills makes you discouraged and overwhelmed but the good news is that these skills can be learned and applied to every grade level in different subjects.

All you need to do is persistently practice them until, they become a habit.

Inefficient study skills increases the chances of an academic disaster.

A student gains a lot if he or she develops these skills.

The importance of study skills.

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  • Motivation

Students are often easily distracted by social activities or they may feel overwhelmed by the course work.

Being able to cultivate self motivation is essential for good performance.

Good study skills encourages students to set goals, identify situations or people that interfere with the goals, develop discipline, practice self care by creating healthy habits and getting enough sleep as well as set a routine.

Each student has different obstacles to achieving self motivation and identifying the roadblocks enables a student to develop an ambitious attitude.

  • Enhances Concentration

The success of any student depends on how well he or she concentrates on the study materials.

Where to study and when also impacts the level of concentration especially when preparing for a test.

A student should create a good working atmosphere, study in the mornings during the day and early evening, take enough breaks to avoid losing focus as well as set study goals like reading a number of pages before getting a break.

  • computer-1185569_640Organization

Failing to keep organized work leads to missed assignment, lost notebooks and forgotten tests.

Planning for an upcoming assignment and organizing all the study materials well helps a student to accomplish his or her academic goals.

The right study skills enables a student to plan their schedule by checking each subject syllabus, marking the important dates, breaking-down the work load into convenient sections and making organized notes.

Effective study skills ultimately enhances a student’s performance.

You should also keep in mind that practice does not always make perfect but perfect practice does.

Also, the smart students are not those with a high intelligence quotient but those that master efficient study skills.

In order to be an achiever, you should keep this in mind.