Skills for College Students: Reading, Writing, and Keyboarding
There are several skills that everyone should learn. Not only will they help you succeed in school, they can help you be successful in the rest of your “normal” life. Having these skills not only allows you to study and communicate effectively, they can help prove to prospective employers that you care about learning and that you have the ability to learn. These are skills that you can’t be taught, you have to teach them to yourself. You have to have the desire and the discipline to sit down and learn them. So, without further delay, here are a few skills for college students to learn and develop – in class, their personal life, and the workplace.
In our technological age, this skill is becoming more and more vital for students to know. Being able to type well and quickly will save you time in class, as you type out notes. It is also an asset in a job hunt. Make sure you include your typing speed on your resume!
We can all read, but being able to read quickly for information is a skill most of us have to learn. I highly suggest that all college students take a speed reading course. It probably won’t make you the fastest reader in the world, but just improving your speed a little bit is a good thing.
Writing to Share Information
Writing is becoming a lost art. Texting, with it’s short bursts of information, has become the only way many people communicate. And now with autocorrect, we don’t even have to know how to spell anymore. Being able to write clearly and effectively is a skill that professor and employers are looking for.
For a fun course in writing, try Institute for Excellence in Writing. I’ve taken multiple courses from them and love them!