The importance of having competence in study skills cannot be over-emphasized; lack of such competence is the most common cause of under-performance in public examinations.
To succeed, students need to be able to organize study time efficiently, follow instructions carefully select relevant reading materials, read it quickly and with clear understanding, take effective summarized notes, revise and learn materials thoroughly, understand the forms of examination questions, develop effective answering techniques and organize examination time meticulously. The development of these skills is often given insufficient attention but strategies for mastering them can be taught and it is most important that students practice and perfect these essential academic skills. Pacific Schools hold a series of seminars in order to instill sound study methods.
The students are helped and taught to understand the following study techniques: