In this Competency we have provided you with the information necessary to understand how to apply study and learning skills. We have looked at effective study habits, including the importance of time management, problem solving, and lifelong learning. We have described effective listening techniques and their importance in the classroom and on the job site. We have introduced you to strategies for effective reading and for keeping track of the important information and have looked at effective note-taking techniques and strategies for researching information. Finally, we have looked at techniques for preparing for and taking tests.

Now that you have completed this Competency, you understand that every individual is different and that it is up to you to develop a self-awareness of how you learn best so that you can determine the strategies to use for studying and learning. Once you have developed these skills, they will benefit you not only in your trades program but also in lifelong learning.


Stuckey, James, and Daniel Munro. (2014). Skills for success: Developing skills for a Prosperous B.C. Ottawa, ON: The Conference Board of Canada.


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