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CHAPTER 1 Introduction RESEARCH PROBLEM

The youth is one of the main assets and treasure of any country. They are the ones who will continue what their ancestors had started to establish and develop their country even more. It is of paramount importance then, that the youth be properly cultivated and developed through a comprehensive education program so that they may achieve their full potential, both for their personal futures, and for their country. One of the goals of schools is to produce students who are responsible and competitive citizens. This has been the subject of a lot of school planning and research. Goals of all countries to their citizens to have a quality education. Even in the Philippines we’re there are many foreign students are studying, they strive hard to be successful citizen, like they adopt different Filipino culture, practices and belief for them to survive. Isn’t enough to do such thing? Study habits are also a great help that will make themselves academically ready to face the global world. Study habits of the students play a vital role in reflecting the standard of education and the student’s individual achievements. Sorenseon (1991), while outlining the good basic study habits stated that one must study with the primary intention of understanding. This requires one not to be hurry in getting through, instead sustained concentration is necessary. According to Crow and Crow (1992), the effective habits of study include plan/place, a definite time table and taking brief of well organized notes.

But the thing is, are they study habits are enough/effective to comply in their requirements to school? Assuming that the intelligences is different from other nationalities, why then other nationalities are performing well in their academics compare to others? Do they have certain study habits which are peculiar to their culture? Objectives The goal of this research is to know and compare the different study habits of selected foreigner students and the impact of it in their academic achievement. Specifically, this study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. How do the study habits of college students differ in terms of the following nationality: 1.1 Arabian 1.2 Rwandan 1.3 Chinese 1.4 Sudanese 1.5 Guans

2. What are the perceptions of foreign students in study habits? 3. What are the reasons that motivates the five foreign students to study well? Significance of the study The results of this study would be valuable and beneficial to the following stakeholders: Students – through the findings and questionnaire the foreigner students will have an idea on what method or style of their study habits is more applicable and beneficial them. to

Instructor/ Professors – they can make an assessment or necessary activities that will help and guide the students to improve their study habits Administration - through the findings the administrators will provide a conscious raising material and program that will expand and assist their students to elevate their study habits. Parents - the collected data will help them to understand more about their offspring situation in school or environment, and to monitor their activities, in order to them give a proper counseling and guidance about their study habits Hypothesis For the purpose of the study, the following alternative hypothesis is presented: 1. There are significant differences in study habits of foreigner students. Scope and Limitation of the Study The discussion of the study is centered on the study habits of selected foreigner students and the effects of it in their academic performances The following indicators are based on the following: (1) concentration (2)

Organization of time (3) Remembering (4) Studying a chapter (5) Listening and taking notes (6) Taking test and (7) Motivation. The Checklist will be use as a research instrument of the researcher that will administer to selected foreigner students. The said checklist will determine the different study habits that could affect their academic performances. The study is also delimited to 5 foreigner students Arabian, Rwandan, Chinese, Sudanese and Guans

Foreigner – referring to all foreign students the researchers interviewed. to do special reading activity for specific purposes. results or process Develop – to bring out the capabilities or possibilities of Study Habits – manner which you can consistently use to study for school or college or even for the next day lesson. . Factors .these refers to anything that affects study habits Develop – refers to gradual changes refer on time Operational Factors – one that actively contributes to an accomplishment.Definition of terms For the purpose of clarity the following are defined conceptually and operationally Conceptual Foreigner – one who is from a foreign country or place (American Heritage Dictionary) Study Habits – it is acquired or developed mode of behavior or function performed to apply the mind to learn or understand an area of knowledge.

They presupposes that study time will go better if a learner take a few minutes at the start to straighten things up. What he founds to be true in that study habits survey was that more than 30 years ago still rings true-today – students fail because they do not know how to study. whose needs include . Frank Pogue ( 2000) did a study to determine why students fail or did not succeed in their academics. A desk and straight backed chair is usually the best. Reading is an attempt to absorb the thought of the author know what the author is conveying ( Leedy 1956). Studying is the interpretation of reading materials. And the students should not be cramped.Chapter 2 Review of Related Literature Review of Related Literature and Studies This gathered literature sources from different materials will help the researchers in their research problem Review of Related Studies According to Palm Beach Community ( PBBC. the best advice he can give is to develop their study habits. in this case a learner must find comfortable way to study. 2008) they recommend that student’s study should have at least three hours out of class for every hour spent in a class. Study habits and skills are particularly important for college students. The PBBC suggest also that noise should be minimize however they said that there are some people need sound and some like silence. They also said that a student must have special place to study with plenty of room to work.

According to Mark Crilly ( 2000). A diversion from studies will alleviate stress and help . successful students are able to balance social activities with good study habits. Fielden (2004) states that a good study habits help the student in critical reflection in skill outcomes such as selecting. The inventory was developed in Britain and contains 47 items which attempt to identify students in higher education on the basis of: (1) motivation.com (2009). Students in six Kentucky community colleges were asked to express their attitudes toward study habits on the student Attitude Inventory. Nineji ( 2002) states tha the study habits are learning tendencies that enable students work private. the elimination of distractions. note taking. students who are very successful in their desired career have a good study habits. and (4) lack of distractions toward academic work. internet skill. analyzing. critiquing and synthesizing.time management. There were 996 students in the sample population (413 males and 583 females) A measure of ability and academic performance were obtained for each student. (2) study methods. (3) examination technique. According to how study. It is stated in the website that students apply these habits to all their classes A study conducted by University of Kentucky was to determine the college success of different nationalities that can improved with the student Attitude Inventory (SAI). Same to the study that we conducted wherein we interviewed different foreigner students and asked to fill out the checklist about study habits which are divided into 7 categories (1) concentration (2) Organization of time (3) Remembering (4) Studying a chapter (5) Listening and taking notes (6) Taking test and (7) Motivation. and assigning in high priority of study.

An attitudinal cognition is what is commonly called belief or knowledge structure about subjects and events. Attitudes are the most conspicuous aspects of the entire social life. motivation. The importance of arousing and maintaining the interest of students in a subject cannot be over emphasized. The attitude of the students towards a subject or skill may be the primary and most significant determinant of how much one will remember and use such skill. Many studies have revealed that attitude is an intervening variable that influences the kind of responses students make to the teachers and also the kinds of response teachers make toward the students. Individuals integrate various beliefs to arrive at an evaluation object. School Media and Peer group Review of Related Literature The development of the study habits. could be greatly influenced by the interest of the students. If the attitude is positive. then they like to study the lesson. Lobaton believed that attitude that plays a definite role in cognitive learning. emotion.prevent from becoming fatigued. He said that a student should make sure that they must break for an hour after studies. It is a complicated mixture of some basic psychological processes. The school. Furthermore. The negative and positive incentives that might motivate individual behavior towards objects are crucial to attitude. on the other hand. When the students are not interested in the subject. Attitude is composed of cognition. the emotional climate well tends to favorable to learning . and behavior. become a vital factor in guiding existing attitude in creating new socially desirable attitude especially those relevant to various academic subjects. psychologist recognizes the predominant roles of attitude in determining thought. are enthusiastic to participate in activities that will help them know more the subject. thus. memory and the learning process. The researchers on this study also attempts to determine the factors that influences the foreign students on their study habits like their Cultural Practices. which is determine how important it them.

Effort is made to make teaching learning process most effective.Others investigator used attitude as predictors of achievement. For example for every hour spent in class it is suggested that student spend two hours studying outside of class for that subject. students should be encouraged to elevate the amount of time they spend on different task and the effectiveness of the tasks themselves. Sometimes we hear that even though a student bright and intelligent. To increase awareness. Teacher’s open=minded attitude towards changes in classroom management can stimulate intellectual curiosity. He does need to score good marks on his test. They use a survey to measure the study habits and attitude of the students. When the personality is as a social viewed as a social stimulus value. one of the most revealing studies that tested the predictive relationship of attitude and achievement was conducted by Brown and Hozman. Moreover students attitudes are sometimes considered to be dependent on the personality of their teachers. it’s often the case that student has unrealistic conceptions of the appropriate amount of time needed to spend studying and the most efficient way of spending that time. and teachers who place equal emphasis on cognitive and affective goal are more effective in promoting positive attitude towards others and toward class as a whole. This assessment may be done verbally with the students being prompted by a facilitator to . That time should be spending reading. The Secondary Education Commission emphasized that education aims at tapping the potential of an individual.66 between the total scores on the survey several achievements measure for a large sample of grades 7 to 12. reorganizing or reviewing notes. The researcher reported co relational ranging from 0.32 to 0. teachers can improve personality or at least modify their behavior in ways that help student acquire favorable attitude towards subject and so improve their learning. ACTIVE STUDY HABITS ASSESSMENT Active monitoring by teachers and parents should be emphasized to improve the study habits of the students.

Kolb join this with Dewey to emphasize the development of nature of the exercise with Piaget from an appreciation of cognitive development. This theory asserts that without reflection we would simply continue to repeat our mistakes. and to stress the role experience plans in learning to distinguish it from cognitive theories of learning process. This shown on the illustration below. there is no limit the number of cycles you can make in a learning situation. Two aspects can be seen especially noteworthy. This cyclical theory suggests that an educator who has learned in this may well have various rules of thumb or generalizations about what to do in different situations. The process can begin at any of the stages and is continuous. Furthermore.answer specific question about study habits. She also found that the study styles of the students were effective. They employed systematic study methods and they were consistent in the application of their time and effort to academic task EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Kolb proposed a four stage of learning process with a model that is often referred to in describing experiential learning. There may thus be difficulties about transferability of their learning to other situation and settings. the use of concrete here and now experience to test ideas. and use feedbacks to change practices and theories. there is tension between two people in a group. . He named this model so as to emphasize the link with Dewey. But they will not be able to verbalize their actions in psychodynamic or sociological terms. in the study of Bartholomew “The study Habits and attitudes of students in relation to academic achievement at the University of the Philippines” she found that high school students of UP generally has a good set of study habits and attitudes. Levin and Piaget. or it may be done in writing using a questionnaire. They will be able to say what action to take when say.

specifically the survey sample study. Subject/respondents of the study The subject of this study were foreign students who are studying in the Philippines in which the researcher found them and interviewed them personally in ..Concrete Experience Observation and reflection Teaching in new Situation Forming abstract Concepts Chapter 3 METHODOLOGY Research Design The research design use by the researcher is descriptive research. This instruments was called study habits survey which is used to measure the strengths and weaknesses of study habits which made by the Red Woods University in United States of America. This method according to Sevilla (et al. 1998) involves determining information about variables rather than about individuals. The researcher adopts the study habits survey instrument that intended to utilize for this study. The purpose of the study habits questionnaire is to get information about how do students study well. This study habits questionnaire will help the researcher to identify and compare the results to selected foreign students and to determine the influences of this study habit that has influence on their academic achievement.

United Arab Emirates. and two options of answer such as Y for yes if the statement applies to them while N is no if the statement was not true to them. and Papua New Guinea. The respondents were consists of five foreign students who came from different countries specifically from China. Sudan. Rwanda. The researcher introduce and explain first the purpose and objective of this study habits . the results will discover the areas of strength and weakness in their study habit. The Redwood Education offers a classroom based training and customized training programs for interactive teaching methods that each course delivers the essential tools based on the organization requirement that supplied by the Redwood solutions. Research Instruments The researcher used the study habits survey that has been adopted from the Redwood Education in the United States of America.some of the prestigious universities we have first in Philippine Normal University and second in Adamson University. The researcher decided to used this instrument that consist of 50 questions. The purpose of these questionnaires is to help the foreign students get the information needed about how they study well and after they answered all the questions. The results would only be valid and have meaning only if they are honest and respond accurately as possible. The researcher found that the Redwood Education made a study habits survey to identify the strengths and weaknesses in study habits/skills.

year level. Through this questionnaire. (2) What do you mean by study habits. sex. (2) Remembering. status. The first part is for the profiling that consist of personal information about the foreign students that includes their name. college/university). (5) Listening and taking notes. These seven categories would help in identifying the strength and weakness of the study habits of foreign students and what needs to improve more and already mastered the skills that not need to be improve. After these three questions. school (elementary. (4) studying a chapter. (6) taking tests and (7) motivation.survey to the foreign students so that they would give sincere and honest answers to the questionnaire. The research instrument has two parts. The second part of the interview form consists of 50 questionnaires about study habits that has two options of answer the Y for yes and N for no. major/course. (3) What motivates you to study well. . the researcher will able to determine the strengths and weakness of the study habits of the foreign students by the following category: (1) Concentration. The first part was made by the researcher originally. place and date of birth. effort and patience they give just to answer those questionnaires. (3) Organizing time. secondary. The researcher is thankful and overwhelmed to five different foreign students because of the time. the researcher includes follow-up questions such as (4) Do you think a study habit is important? And (5) Are you willing to improve your study habits? The options are Yes / No/ Sometimes. The first part also gives a short background for study habits which consists of three questions that the foreign students must provide at least three answers that they think such of these questions are (1) reasons for studying in the Philippines. nationality. middle school. email address. country.

After the assessment. Procedure The researchers went in two universities specifically in Philippine Normal University and in Adamson University to conduct the interview.Population Sample This study is intended for selected foreign students in different in two universities in Manila. their answers were compared to come up to the desired result. These five selected foreign students will take the study habits survey and the researcher will compare the results from the five foreign students using the survey made by the Red Woods Education in the US. A careful-given instruction to the students was observed. The interviewed consist of two parts which is the first part is about the personal information for profiling and the second part was the study habits survey form which consists of 50 questionnaire that was given to each foreign student with different nationalities to be able to know the strengths and weakness of their study habits. The researcher choose five foreign students who came from different country in order to determine the similarities and differences of their study habits and study skills and compare the results whose study habits are better. The researcher limits the foreign students into five different nationalities. The researcher found two foreign students in Philippine Normal University (PNU) whose country are China and United Arab Emirates and the three foreign .

The instrument that has been used measures the strength and weaknesses of the study habits of the students. significance of the study. However. 2012. Papua New Guinea and Rwanda. Phase 1: Preparatory Stage It was June 25. This will make . the researcher defends their title to evaluate if the chosen topic for the thesis has a great beneficiary to others. 2012 that the researcher decides to look for a title in the thesis section that will help the researcher to have the knowledge for making a topic that would benefit the researcher at the same time the people that would make interest in the study. it is a yes/no examination that seeks to answer the effectiveness of their study habits. After the approval for the title. the books and other studies were limited that the researcher found it difficult to gather information about the present study. 2012.students are found in Adamson University whose country are Sudan. the researcher started to write the chapter 1 which consist the following: statement of the problem. Defining the problem and the settings of the research title as well as the background of the study. conceptual framework based on the existing resources ad ideas of experts that greatly contribute for the concepts and variable that used in the study. Phase II Data Gathering The researchers’ questionnaire/survey is adopted from the Red Woods University in the United States. hypothesis and lastly the two types of definition of terms the conceptual and operational definition. Basically. the researcher went to national library to search for existing resources and topics concerning the study habits of foreign students. July 8. By July 3.

the students reflect on their behavior when it comes to studying. studying. organizing time. To further get the information needed. The researchers will now analyze the data by comparing the results of the survey of the students with different nationalities. Photographs of the Interview Procedure This portion shows the research conducting the interview for the five foreign students. The uniqueness of this research will be emphasized here because we are talking about foreign students. . Phase IV Finalization of Report After following the suggestions of the researcher’s advisers. 2012. 2012. The following are the factors/determinants that must be consider in this study: concentration. The purpose of those pictures is to show the validity and authenticity of the data gathered from the five foreign students. the researchers will use qualitative measures rather than quantitative. they will now revise and finalize their research problem and manual and submit on August 28. This will help the researcher to make this research true and honest. listening and taking notes. Phase III Data Analysis After checking the test the data will now sort and tabulate on August 18. taking test and motivation. remembering. To interpret and analyze the collected data’s the researcher’s will use tables and lines graphs for the interpretation.

3pm when I started to intewrview him and end up with 3:50pm. It was August 16. . The second interviewee is an Arabian student from PNU studying Filipino as his major. After interviewing the Chinese student.The first interviewee was a Chinese student from Philippine Normal University. Miss Mary Joy also interview the Arabian student at the same date and almost same time and place. Thanks to Miss Angel Pronebo for taking the picture while Miss Mary Joy explaining the purpose of this interview to foreign students. 2012.

Chinese student and the researcher Ms Mary Joy Eduria. The researchers (Mary Joy B.The Chinese student and Arabian student get to know each other. 2012. . This photo was taken in the entrance of Adamson University by Rose Anne Dela Cruz. This photo was taken by Mary Joy B. Eduria to show that culture is not a barrier rather a way to understand the person. They both foreign student living in the Philippines and they enjoy the company of the Filipino students in Philippine Normal University. Before the deployment in the school that we are assigned. This photo was taken by my other classmate Paolo Lacquian. The final shot for the interview. To the left was Angel Pronebo. before the deployment. Rose Anne Dela Cruz interviewed a student from Sudanese who’s course is civil engineering in Adamson University. Arabian student. The photo was taken by Mary Joy Eduria. It was August 17. Eduria and Rose Anne Dela Cruz) look for a foreign students in Adamson University and found a foreign student from Rwanda.

. This was taken in Adamson University garden.The Final interview for a foreign student who came from Papua New Guinea together with the two researchers to the left is Rose Anne and to the right is Mary Joy.

the higher the needs for improvement which shows their weakness in the area of their study habits while the lower numbers show the area that they have mastered of the strength in their study habits. The higher the numbers in the boxes. The analysis is that the three foreign students who got the . Presentation The table shows the results of the five foreign students of their study habits survey and the summary of the results of their answer. the highest number is 4 and there are three foreign students namely from Sudan. analysis and interpretation of data. Category Concentration Remembering Organizing a time Studying a chapter Listening and taking notes Taking tests Motivation Total: China 2 3 3 2 2 0 1 13 United Arab Emirates 4 4 3 5 4 4 2 26 Rwanda 1 1 2 3 2 4 0 13 Sudan 4 2 4 2 1 4 2 19 Papua new Guinea 4 3 7 5 4 3 3 29 Table 1 Study Habits Strengths and Weakness Results As we could notice in the first category which is concentration. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA This portion of the research presents the findings that include the overview of the data gathered by the researcher that involves the following: presentation.CHAPTER IV PRESENTATION. Papua New Guinea and United Arab Emirates who got the same number while China got 2 and Rwanda got 1.

next is Rwanda which is 3. while students from United Arab Emirates and Sudan got it 2. These foreign students got 4 which came from United Arab Emirates. The fourth category is difficulty in studying a chapter and the highest results that was taken was from United Arab Emirates and Papua new Guinea who got 4. the foreign students who got the highest number is from the United Arab Emirates who got 4. The last category is the motivation in studying. The third category is organizing a time as they study with their lessons. while the second got the China and Papua New Guinea.same number of 4 needs to master their concentration in studying while the China and Rwanda has not need to improve it. China and Rwanda got 2 and Sudan got only 1. In listening and taking notes. and Chinese student got 1 and 0 from Rwanda. In taking tests. three foreign students find it difficult in finishing the test and answering it before the deadline. The students came from Papua New Guinea got the highest number of 3. China and United Arab Emirates got 3 and Rwanda got 2. and the remaining foreign students came from China and Sudan that is 2. The second category is about remembering. the United Arab Emirates and Papua New Guinea got 4. The Papua New Guinea got the highest number 0f 7 which implies that there is a need for him to have an organized time because he shows weakness in this areas of study habits while the Sudan got 4. . and the third who got least is the Sudan and the most least is the Rwanda. Rwanda and Sudan while the Papua New Guinea got 3 and China got 0 which implies that he mastered already taking tests.

remembering. These two foreign students have difficulty and need to improve more with their study habits. The following page provides some of the personal information of the five foreign students that helps the researcher to get some of the essential data for this research.Analysis The results of the study habits survey of five foreign students shows that they have common similarities and differences of their strengths and weakness in their study habits. studying a chapter. The researcher total the numbers that have been shown in table 1(Study habits strengths and weakness results) that shows the following analysis: The Chinese student got the lowest number of 13 which is the same also with the student from Rwanda. . organizing a time. The third foreign students who got the total number of 26 came from the United Arab Emirates and the fourth that got 29 from the total number came from Papua New Guinea. The student from the Sudan got the total number of 19 which shows second from the foreign students who got the least to improve the study habits skills. and for their future job. The two foreign students namely from UAE (United Arab Emirates) and PNG (Papua New Guines) needs to find a way to improve their weaknesses in study skills that they have specifically in the area of concentration. listening and taking notes and lastly taking tests. Both of these foreign students from UAE and PNG have these motivation to finish their course in the Philippines since one of their motivation come from scholarship of their own government. The analysis of getting the total number of 13 says that they have the lowest score which they have mastered some of the study skills and find it least difficult to improved some of the categories of study habits that is shown in table 1.

This is the part 1 which is all about personal information and some questions that the foreign students need to fill out. .Profiling This portion provides the following information that the foreign students answered in the interview from.

N. To acquire more knowledge 3. Do you think study habits are important? Answer: Yes E. 3. 1993 Nationality: Papua New Guinea Country: P. Secondary/Middle School Attended: P. College/University Attended: Adamson University (Philippines) A.Part 1: Personal Information Name: Lonely Nama Place of Birth: Papua New Guinea Date of Birth: September 24. What 1. 2. Because to experience New People and Culture 2. Are you willing to improve your study habits? Answer: Yes .G. To study overseas B. Sex: Male Age: 18 Status: Single Course: Chemical Engineering Year Level: Freshmen Elementary School Attended: P. What 1.N. 3.G. 2.N. Reasons for Studying in the Philippines: 1. do you mean by study habits? Learning Focus Reviewing motivates you to study well? To have good future Because to make our parents proud For the good of our country Follow-up Questions: D.G. C.

C. Secondary/Middle School Attended: Binham in U.A.E.Part 1: Personal Information Name: Mubarak Aidab Alameri Place of Birth: Alain City. College/University Attended: Philippine Normal University A. Do you think study habits are important? Answer: Yes E. 2. Scholarship from the government 2. What 1. UAE Date of Birth: May 11. Reasons for Studying in the Philippines: 1. 3. 2. What 1. 3.A. To become a police someday 3. To learn the Filipino language and to be a translator to the Filipino immigrants B. Are you willing to improve your study habits? Answer: Yes .E. 1988 Nationality: Arabian Country: United Arab Emirates Sex: Male Age: 24 Status: Single Course: Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Filipino Year Level: Fourth Year Elementary School Attended: Alwagan in U. do you mean by study habits? Reviewing Focusing on exam Passing your study exam motivates you to study well? For family For future For scholarship Follow-up Questions: D.

Reasons for Studying in the Philippines: 1. 1991 Nationality: Rwandese Country: Rwanda. 2. Ishimure Place of Birth: Rwanda Date of Birth: January 25. Rwanda College/University Attended: Adamson University A. Do you think study habits are important? Answer: Yes E. 2. Africa Sex: Male Age: 21 Status: Single Course: Chemical Engineering Year Level: Third Year Elementary School Attended: IEAK. Are you willing to improve your study habits? Answer: Yes . Cheap tuition fee B.Part 1: Personal Information Name: Karuta J. Rwanda Secondary/Middle School Attended: IEAK. C. do you mean by study habits? Learning Memorizing Exercising motivates you to study well? Be successful Find a good job Have a nice future Follow-up Questions: D. 3. Quality Education 2. What 1. 3. What 1.

Part 1: Personal Information Name: Abubaker Ameer Ibrahim Place of Birth: Omdurman. Do you think study habits are important? Answer: Yes E. Cheap tuition Fee B. Reasons for Studying in the Philippines: 1. 2. What 1. Are you willing to improve your study habits? Answer: Yes . Mother’s advice 2. C. 3. Africa Sex: Male Age: 19 Status: Single Course: Civil Engineering Year Level: Freshman Elementary School Attended: Al-jimi. Quality Education 3. do you mean by study habits? Reviewing Getting new information Surfing the internet motivates you to study well? For my future To have a successful life For my family Follow-up Questions: D. 3. Sudan Date of Birth: December 9. Sudan Secondary/Middle School Attended: Al-jimi. Sudan College/University Attended: Adamson University A. What 1. 2. 1993 Nationality: Sudanese Country: Sudan.

Similarity culture with China 3. 1990 Nationality: Chinese Country: China Sex: Male Age: 22 Status: Single Course: BSMT (Major in mathematics) Year Level: Fourth Year Elementary School Attended: Xinzhou. 2. What 1. Philippines is the most suitable country 2. China Date of Birth: December 6. China Secondary/Middle School Attended: Jiaoyuan. Reasons for Studying in the Philippines: 1. What 1. Do you think study habits are important? Answer: Yes E. China College/University Attended: Philippine Normal University A. 2. 3. Good English speaking country B. do you mean by study habits? The methods of study you often imply The ways of understanding of a new lesson or knowledge The ideas of solving the problem of lessons motivates you to study well? Interest of the major subject I love Self-encouragement The pressure of finding a job Follow-up Questions: D. C. 3. Are you willing to improve your study habits? Answer: Yes .Part 1: Personal Information Name: Jianyu Wang Place of Birth: Hunan.

Conclusions. and Recommendations The goal of this research is to know the different study habits of selected foreigner students who chose to study in our country. To further get the information needed. Below are the salient findings of the study 1. How do the study habits of college students differ in terms of the following nationality . Sudanese. Rwanda and Guineans students. Specifically it aimed to compare the study habits skill of Chinese. This descriptive research that made use of study habits survey which is used to measure the strengths and weaknesses of study habits of the foreigner students which the researchers adopted the material made by the Red Woods University in United States of America.Chapter V Summary. the researchers used qualitative measures rather than quantitative. the higher the needs for improvement which shows their weakness in the area of their study habits while the lower numbers show the area that they have mastered of the strength in their study habits. Arabian. For the interpretation of data the explanation is this “The higher the numbers in the boxes. To interpret and analyze the collected data’s the researcher’s used tables and lines graphs for the interpretation. but still researchers treated one statistically procedure to compute the mean score to compare the study habits of selected foreigner students. There are significant differences in study habits of foreigner students.” The following hypotheses were tested for acceptance or rejection: 1. This study habits questionnaire will help the researcher to identify and compare the results to selected foreign students and to determine the influences of this study habit that has influence on their academic achievement.

especially when exams are fast approaching. 3. not just from the prescribed texts but also through supplementary materials like related books and online journals. What motivates them to study well? Most of the foreign students interviewed by the researchers stated that they wanted to study well because they want to provide a good future for their . What are the perceptions of foreigner students to study habits? The researchers have perceived that the foreign students study habits are generally more or less the same as their fellow students native here to the Philippines.Category Concentration Remembering Organizing a time Studying a chapter Listening and taking notes Taking tests Motivation Total: Chinese 2 3 3 2 2 0 1 13 Improve more Study habit Skills Arabian 4 4 3 5 4 4 2 26 Really needs attention to improve theirs study habit skill Rwandan 1 1 2 3 2 4 0 13 Improve more Study habit Skills Sudanese 4 2 4 2 1 4 2 19 Improve Study habit skills Guineans 4 3 7 5 4 3 3 29 Really needs attention to improve theirs study habit skill 2. memorize formulas and acquire new information through several sources. They diligently review their lessons.

families here. The Chinese student who got the lowest number of 13 which is the same also with the student from Rwanda.” Improve more Study habit Skills”. Recommendations In the light of the findings of the study. and “Really needs attention to improve theirs study habit skill” 2. The result of the study habits survey of college students can be described into three phrases “Improve study habit skills” . Has already mastered some of the study skills and find it least difficult to improve some of the categories of study habits. that’s why they strive hard and trying to catch up in our culture. not just from the prescribed texts but also through supplementary materials like related books and online journals. the following conclusions can be drawn: 1. especially when exams are fast approaching. memorizing formulas and acquire new information through several sources. The student from the Sudan got the total number of 19 which shows second from the foreign students who got the least to improve the study habits skills. the following recommendations are hereby submitted. Foreigners students has different perceptions when they hear the word study habits but majority of them agrees/ believes that study habits are more on reviewing their lessons. 3. 1. Some of them felt that because they were on a scholarship given by their government they should not squander the opportunity and use the knowledge gained here to help their own countries. . Conclusions Based on the findings of this study. 2. Foreigner students want to study because they want to have a good future someday. and back home in their native countries.

Factors that influence the study habits of Foreigners students 3. A similar study using different students 2. Analysis on the effectiveness of their study habits in their academic achievement . Further Research In view of the limitations of the study. Hence. the following research studies recommended: 1.3. the findings cannot be claimed conclusive. These two foreign students have difficulty and need to improve more with their study habits. The third foreign students who got the total number of 26 came from the United Arab Emirates and the fourth that got 29 from the total number came from Papua New Guinea.

. Rose Anne L.Appendix A To Professor __________________ Good Day! We Rose Anne Dela Cruz and Mary Joy Eduria a IV-20 Social Science Major Students are presently enrolled in comparative culture and we’re working on our thesis entitled “A comparative analysis on the study habits of selected foreign students” We would like to seek permission and approval from your good office to allow us to conduct our study which involves test and written activities until the end of the school year. We intend to do this to gather data’s that we need on our study. Mary Joy B. Truly yours. Eduria. We’re looking forward for a positive response regarding this matter. Dela Cruz.

Rose Anne Eduria. Mary Joy B.Appendix A To Professor: ______________________ Good Day! We Rose Anne Dela Cruz and Mary Joy Eduria a IV-20 Social Science Major Students are presently enrolled in Basic Research and We’re working on our thesis entitled ““A comparative analysis on the study habits of selected foreigners students We would like to seek assistance approval from your kind heart to help us to check the content of questionnaires that we made that will be used on our study. Truly yours. We’re looking forward for a positive response regarding this matter. Dela Cruz. .

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