Before experiments are designed or research is done, one needs to study to gain some background knowledge on a subject. For this background knowledge to be thorough, the importance of good study skills cannot be overemphasized. Thorough background knowledge will facilitate understanding of a research area and allow accurate conclusions to be drawn.
We devote time to teach study skills because we understand the success of our students hinges on this. Teaching study skills not only helps to promote success in school but is also fundamental for life. Whether it is finding your way around a new city, using new technology, mastering a skill, learning a foreign language and in many other situations, superior study skills are critical and will lead to success many areas of life.