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VIDAL, L; GALVEZ, M y REYES-SANCHEZ, L.B. Analysis of the Study Habits of Freshmen Students of Agricultural Engineering. Form. Univ. [online]. 2009, vol.2, n.2, pp. 27-33. ISSN 0718-5006. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50062009000200005.
An analysis was made of the problem of the high percentage of course failure in the science area within the agricultural engineering career of the University of Concepción in Chile. For this, two questionnaires were selected and contrasted after application to four groups of students. The results suggested that besides not having the basic concepts that a given course requires, the students did not have study habits and positive attitude to studying. All this prevent students to assimilate the subjects and pass the courses. It is concluded that the greatest problems confronted by the students are lack of reading and note-taking skills, inadequate programming of their time, failure to concentrate, and lack of adequate study areas.
Palabras llave : teaching-learning; study habits; university education; learning strategies.