One of the most vital objectives of college students in any learning environment is skills and knowledge acquisition; this is only possible by listening, reading and writing. I have come across lots of students, especially male, who vehemently detest reading and writing, and I wonder why they are in college.
Our contemporary world has made it somewhat easy and difficult for college students to imbibe writing skills. Easy, in the sense that digital transformation has provided lots of apps and software that will enable college students to cultivate the habit of reading and writing.
On the other hand, digital transformation has been seen as one of the biggest distractions in the learning environment. Newer social media apps have diverted college students’ focus from “what ought to be achieved (academic excellence)” to “keeping abreast with social network and entertainment.” American Freshman Study found that while students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities; objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960’s counterparts.
Are you a male college student who finds it difficult to carryout academic papers, assignments and essay? Worry no more as these pragmatic approaches discussed below will adequately help you.
1. Be Determined to Acquire Writing Skills
The best way to do something is by doing it. One of the principal skills you need to acquire as a college student is the skill of writing. The best way to acquire it is by;
• Regular visits to the library and through reading books that teach one how to develop writing skills.
• Downloading online articles that provide tips on enhancing writing skills.
• Put your daily activities in writing.
By following these steps, you will develop a habit of writing. However, it doesn’t come easy; it is through constant practice.
2. Consult Your Academic Adviser
Most often, academic advisers are puzzled that students with serious challenges in their studies hardly consult them for solutions. Academic advisers are very significant in any learning environment. Their responsibility is to listen to students’ complaints and challenges and find pragmatic solutions to them.
Inability to devote time to reading and writing is a big challenge as long as the world of academia is a concern. The experience and knowledge of your academic adviser may be all you need to develop your writing skills. Consult one today and thank me later.
3. Hire a Private Tutor
The unique thing about private tutors is that they break down all the complex information taught in the classroom into piecemeal. It’s like a case of a hen using its beak to peck to pieces a cockroach for the baby chickens’ easy consumption.
This is what a private tutor is capable of doing. Most times, as a result of limited time, you teacher may not tell you all you need to know or give you a chance to ask questions for clarification. By hiring a private tutor, you can easily bridge these gaps and develop the habit of writing.
4. Consult Online Writing Experts
Consulting online writing experts is another vital way to develop your writing skills. These experts are knowledgeable in virtually all type of writings and can provide quality content on academic papers, assignments and essays.
By getting help with essay writing from online writing experts, it will;
• Serve as veritable templates for writing your own works.
• Reduce the pressure of grappling with other academic activities.
• Help you to develop your writing skills.
5. Mingle With Friends Passionate About Writing
There is strong power in friendship. This is why it is not uncommon to hear some people say “my friend pushed me to do this or that.” Friends’ influences can be either positive or negative. But I can assure you that mingling with friends who are passionate about reading and writing is a good step in the right direction.
By hanging out with friends who devote a substantial time to academic works especially, reading and writing, you will see yourself naturally adapting to such a lifestyle. Before long, you will discover you can read for more than seven hours per day and write academic papers, assignments and essays with ease.
This happened to me when I was in college, I was fortunate to have serious-minded friends who want to graduate with good grades. I had no option other than to imitate them. At a certain point, I realized I was actually engaging in academic works more than they were. At the end, I was among the best of graduating students. Today, I am a passionate a reader and writer courtesy of my friends’ positive influence.
Writing skills are crucial in our contemporary world; there are so many benefits you can get from applying them. Strive to develop your writing skills today.
Photo credit: Getty Images