Table of Contents
- Discussion on key reasons for attending a university.
2.1 Key reasons.
2.2 Challenges at university for the students.
- The key academic skills which can be developed and their relevance.
3.1 The core academic skills and their importance.
3.2 Role of academic skills in succeeds in education, career, and future work.
4.1 SWOT analysis.
4.2 Short-run and long-run goals.
In this study paper; the main objective is to identify the reason behind the University education and short out the importance of academic skills for the future career of the students. In the first section; this paper identifies the reasons for joining university and challenges for the students in the university. In the second part; this paper identifies academic skills and their importance on the students’ success in education and career as well as future work. Finally; this paper also mentions some recommendations with short-term and long-term goals through SWOT analysis.
2. Discussion on key reasons for attending a university
2.1 Key reasons
Every student wants to attend a university for several reasons (Fairbairn and Garvin, 2016). Firstly; the students attend a university to take higher education. Secondly; the students want to get a good job of ensuring the security of their life. Thirdly; the students admit a university due to lower educational expenses. Fourthly; a university student feels proud to be a student of the university. Fifthly; a student joins a university due to the availability of various academic programs. Sixthly; a student joins a university due to make a stable and bright future career (Hancock, 2012). Seventhly; a student joins a university due to the availability of various cultures and groups of people. In addition; increase confidence, a better friendship, availability of more options are the causes of attending a university (Fairbairn and Garvin, 2016).
2.2 Challenges at university for the students
After attending a university, a student faces several challenges and problems regarding the study. The first challenge is the time management of the student (Rowntree, 2015). Every student faces time management problems in the university. Homesickness is another problem for university students because they are very much connected with their families. The most important challenge for university students is the lack of money. Due to lack of money; a large portion of students is not running their studies. In addition; university students also suffer from depression, sickness, and other social problems at the university (Rowntree, 2015).
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3. The key academic skills which can be developed and their relevance
3.1 The core academic skills and their importance
The academic skills of a university student include the ability of essay and report writing, the ability of paraphrasing, understanding and addressing the Harvard referencing system, note-taking capability, better speaking skills, good presentation skills, basic knowledge in computer and IT-sector, better time management capability, research and analytical ability, and leading and project management capacity (Aquino, 2011). The importance of these academic skills can’t be ignored because the success of student life depends on these skills. For example; the better time management capability of a student helps him to do his activities at the right time and get a good result in the examination. Better writing and speaking skills improve the confidence level of the students and they can present them in all situations. The note-taking capability of students helps to make them attentive in the class and other study-related functions of the students.
3.2 Role of academic skills in success in education, career, and future work
The necessity of academic skills is very much important for every aspect of a student’s life including study life, career, and future working life. Therefore, every skill plays an important role in the development of the students’ better life. The capability of better essay and report writing improves the students’ writing capacity that helps them get good marks in the examination (Biggs, 2015). The research and analytical skills help the students to do research activities in various fields of education, career, and future work. Gall (2016) stated that managing and leading capacity helps the students to run their education, career, and future work effectively. The education skills help the students to get a good job and create a better standard of life for the students.
4.1 SWOT analysis
I can find my strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats by analyzing SWOT. These are summarized below:
ü I am good at my first and second languages.
ü I am good at writing and speaking
ü I like team working
ü I have enough knowledge about computer
ü I have enough quality to take the pressure
ü I create a good relationship with others
ü I am a hardworking person
ü I am weak in presentation
ü I have very weak time management capability.
ü I am weak at Excel.
ü I don’t have enough knowledge about research and analysis
ü Lack of leading capacity
ü Best Career
ü A good human being with prosperity
ü Competitive job market
ü Change in technology
4.2 Short-run and long-run goals
Already I mentioned my weaknesses. Now; I take a plan to improve my study skills by taking short term & long term goals. A study plan helps me to improve my study skills (Gettinger & Siebert, 2014). These are summarized below:
|Short-term goal: (1 to 6 months)||Achieving method||Time of achievement|
|Essay writing||Attending and understanding class and seminars regularly and practicing writing regularly.||November 2019|
|Report writing||Attending class and seminar and practicing writing regularly.||October 2019|
|Paraphrasing||Attending class and practicing writing regularly.||September 2019|
|Harvard Referencing||To study journals and articles and practice referencing||October 2019|
|Note-taking||Attending and understanding class and seminars regularly and taking notes regularly.||October 2019|
|Spoken skills||Attending class and speaking with friends and teachers||October 2019|
|Presentation skill||Attending class and seminar regularly and presenting various topics in the class||October 2019|
|IT-Excel||Watching YouTube and practical training||September 2019|
|Time management||Setting a day plan and perform accordingly||September 2019|
|Goal Long term goal (1 to 4 years)||Achieving method||Time of achievement|
|Analytical ability||Trying to publish articles or journals||September 2020|
|Research||Trying to publish research articles||October 2020|
|Leading capacity||December 2020|
|Project Management||Develop, plan and implement the project activities in an efficient manner||December 2022|
In summary; this paper identified that the reasons for joining university include higher education, get a good job, lower educational expenses, increase confidence, and better friendship. In the second part; this paper identified the academic skills including essay and report writing, paraphrasing, Harvard referencing, note-taking, speaking skills, good presentation, better time management, research and analytical ability, and leading and project management capacity that helps to bring success in education and career as well as future work. The SWOT analysis and study plans are also mentioned in this paper…………………………………………………………………………………………………………