College students spend an awful amount of time studying but it cannot be denied as it is an important part of college life. But what you don't know is that these studying skills can help you in your future career.
How, you may ask? According to USA Today, college students have study skills that they carry over to their professional career. You may not notice it, but these skills can actually be favorable for you without you even noticing it.
Find out if you have one or some of these study tips listed by Erica Cirino, from Varsity Tutors:
1. Time management
It sounds like a cliche but time management is a skill. In today's world, multi-tasking is essential. If you were able to manage your time between studying, sports, recreation and other co-curricular activities successfully, then that means you were able to get work done. That is an essential skill in an environment that thrives on deadlines.
Because students are required to read a lot, reading is essential. This doesn't mean you can read words, it means you are able to understand the implicit and explicit meanings, and are able to absorb information. In the professional world, a quick understanding of any literature is necessary. Plus, it's a critical skill for a strong leader in a fast paced environment. If you have learned to highlight and take notes, then you probably know how to digest the content of what you're reading.
3. Staying organized
Organization is a key characteristic. Employers pride workers who are organized and most of them fancy a cleaner desk than a chaotic one. It's the same principle in the work atmosphere, if you are able to keep track of schedules, documents, meetings, etc, then you are able to get things done.
4. Working with others
Maybe you've been a part of a study group before? Group work can mean you have people skills. If you work well with others, then you are able to collaborate and share ideas. It also means you know how to take negative feedback without offense or conflict.