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A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON STUDY HABIT TOWARDS EXAMINATION TEST RESULTS AMONG THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
BASIS FOR STUDY SKILLS INTERVENTION

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty
St. Michael’s College
Basic Education Department
Iligan City

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for
Secondary Education
S.Y. 2013-2014

Presented By

Usman, Shameka D.
Viejo, Keith Reneir L.
Villadores, Joseph Bryan D.
Yano, Ina Chriza A.
Ybanez, Melca Sham M.

March 2014
APPROVAL SHEET

In partial fulfillment of the requirements in Secondary Education and English IV of St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department, Iligan City. This research paper entitled “A comparative study on study habit towards examination test results among the high school students of St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department: Basis for study skills intervention” Has been prepared and submitted by Group 22, are hereby recommended for Oral Examination.

Approved by the committee for Oral Examination with a grade of _____________.

MS. RACTI HONEY JANE A. ESTORQUE MRS. ESTRELLA V. LAYNO Panel Panel

S. Mary Irene M. Cajandig,RVM Panel

Accepted and approved in Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the course English IV.

MS. RACTI HONEY JANE A. ESTORQUE MRS. ESTRELLA V. LAYNO Thesis Adviser Academic Coordinator

S. Mary Irene M. Cajandig,RVM School Principal

Date:_______________________________

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

For the guidance while doing the research, for the good health, for understanding the topic, for the patience to pursue the study, and for the blessings to make the study a success, the researchers are grateful to the Almighty God. He was with the researchers from beginning and until the end of the study. He never fails, and nothing is impossible with Him.
The researchers are thankful for the people behind the success of the study. To the thesis moderators, Ma’am Racti Honey Jane Estorque and Ma’am Apple Jane Cardente for teaching and guiding on how to make the paper. The learning can help the researchers on their second encounter with thesis writing in the tertiary level.
To Mr. Roy Owen C. Diapera for teaching the statistics of the study. The researchers then learned how to solve the statistics of data gathered from the result of the questionnaires.
To the school administrators for requiring the seniors the thesis writing as an academic fulfillment. Exposing the senior students with this will make it easier for them to do another thesis writings.
To the select students of St. Michael’s College in the high school department who was the respondents of the study. The researchers are thankful that they offered and spared some of their time to answer the questionnaires. They made the study complete.

And lastly to the classmates and friends of the respondents who shared their knowledge, gave some advice, and their full support and encouragement to finish the study, and nothing was a waste. The effort that they did may be small but the effect was huge enough to make the researchers feel proud of the study that they did. Their name are too many to mention, but each of them will always be remembered as part of the success of the study. Thank you everyone and may Almighty God bless you.

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Abstract

“A comparative study on study habit towards examination test results among the high school students of St. Michael’s College, Basic Education Department: Basis for study skills intervention”

A high school student, just like only other student has a different way of studying his lessons for the examination day. They may differ in ways but have the same goal, to have good grades.
In this study, the respondents are selected high school students of St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department. They will be given questionnaires to answer about when they study and what are their grades. The results of their answers will be tallied and will show who has the greater population in percentage, students that study ahead of time or those that study a day or night before the exam or has a cramming habit. This study would prove who gets good grades, which of the two ways of studying is more effective.

The result of the study was from the fifty two respondents, 31% has excellent grades and 69% are average, 0% have poor grades. Among the respondents, the result came out that 46% study ahead of time while 54% from the 52 respondents study their lesson a day or a night before. Based on the results, it proves that there are more students who study a night before or has a cramming habit than those that study ahead of time. And there were more students who has average grade, than excellent ones. Therefore, cramming would result to gaining average grades, and so studying ahead of time is an advantage.

This would conclude that cramming study habit should be minimized and be stopped because it gives only a satisfying result, not an excellent one.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page number

Approval Sheet……………………………………………………………………..…………..I
Acknowledgement…………………………………………………………………………....II
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………..…III
Table of Contents…………………………………………………………………..…….IV-V
List of Figures…………………………………………………………………………………VI
List of Tables…………………………………………………………………………………VII
CHAPTER 1
Introduction…………………………………………………………………………….......1-2
Statement of the Problem………………………………………………………………….3
Conceptual Framework……………………………………………………………………4
Significance of the Study………………………………………………………………..4-5
Definition of Terms………………………………………………………………………..5-6
Scope and Limitations of the Study……………………………………………………….
CHAPTER 2
Review of Related Literature……………………………………………………………7-8
Review of Related Studies…………………………………………………………......8-9
CHAPTER 3
Research Design…………………………………………………………………………….10 Research Environment…………………………………………………………………….10 Research Instrument.……………………………………………………………………...11 The Respondents…………………………………………………………………………….11 Data Gathering Procedure……………………………………………………………......12 Statistical Tool………………………………………………………………………..…12-13 IV Statistical Method…………………………………………………………………………13 Sample Questionnaires……………………………………………………..…...……14-15 APPENDICES Curriculum Vitae………………………………………………………………………16-25 CHAPTER 4 Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data……………………………..26-32 CHAPTER 5 Summary…………………………………………………………………………………...…33 Summary of Findings………………………………………………………………………33 Conclusions…………………………………………………………………………………..34 Recommendations………………………………………………………………..............34 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………....35

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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure Number Page Number

1. Research Paradigm 4 2. Map 11

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LIST OF TABLES

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1. Frequency and Percentage of the respondents 26 who study before the examination day. 2. Frequency and Percentage of the respondents 27 who study ahead of time and who study a night before the examination day. 3. Frequency and Percentage of the respondents 28 who rate their academic grades from the first quarter until the present as poor, average and excellent. 4. Frequency and Percentage of the respondents 29 who are satisfied and unsatisfied of their grades. 5. Frequency and Percentage of the factors affecting 30 their study habits. 6. Frequency and Percentage of the respondents 31 who care in getting high grades. 7. Frequency and Percentage of what to do to satisfy 32 themselves with their grades.

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Chapter l
The Problem and its Scope

Introduction “He who devotessixteen hours a day to hard study may becomeat sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.” – Mary Wilson

The study habits of students differ from each other. There are those who study days or a week before the examination day, while others study a day or night before the exam. Without knowing the result, which study habit is more effective in achieving good grades, those that study in advance, a week before the examination day, or those students who do cramming, or studies a day or night before the exam?

In addition, education is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research.

For students, he only passes or gets high grades if he studies his lesson. Through studying, he gets to understand his lessons well, review past lessons that were forgotten, or even master lessons through lots of practice. The students are always given their time to study for their next lesson and for examination day.

The researchers come up to this main problem of why most of the students are unsatisfied with their examination test results. And how come this factor affects the main problem with the decreasing of grades, time management, and laziness in studying ahead of time, being busy in school activities, peer pressure and dependent on cheating. As we want to come up to an excellent

and satisfactory academic examination test result thereafter. This study aims to find out who gets good or better grades in school, students who study a week before the examination day, or those who study a day or a night before? The study’s respondents are the high school students at St. Michael’s College (SMC). Knowing the grades or average grades of each respondent is also vital for this study. With knowing their grades, the effective study habit will then be identified.

This research will be conducted only in St Michael’s College, Basic Education Department in duration of time quarterly during examinations to monitor the student’s Examination test results based on their habits and also to monitor their performances progressions.

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Statement of the problem
This research concentrates on what studying technique they must use to improve their grades. The study aims to answer the following questions: 1. What studying technique are they going to use? 2. What are the effects of following the studying technique? Refer your answer to question number one. 3. What are the factors affecting their grades? 4. What conclusion or recommendation can be drawn this study?

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Conceptual framework
The figure shown below tells the pattern on how the researchers will conduct the study. In this diagram, the researchers consider the possible reasons why the students couldn’t improve their academic activities.
Questionnaires will be distributed quarterly to monitor their academic performances so that we could analyze what really is the best studying technique should be done.

Figure 1
Research paradigm
Independent Variable Dependent Variable

Conclusion, recommendation, action plan

Studying skills

A. Studying technique that they must going to use

B. Effects of the studying techniques

C. The factors affecting their grades

Significance of the Study
The significance of this study is to determine the best studying technique. In addition, this could help the High school students improve their academic performances in St. Michael’s College, Basic Education Department.

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To the Teachers
They are the ones who will encourage the students to study well

To the Students
They may able to improve their performances in class.

To the Future Researchers
That this will serve as your guide for your investigation, as a useful study for academic purposes, as well as for the students.

Definition of terms
To widen more your understanding of the common terms used in this study, the following are conceptually and operationally defined:
Study.It refers to methodical acquisition of skill or knowledge. In this study, it is a must thing to do by a student in order to succeed.
Technique.It is the way in which basic physical movements or skills are used. In this study, it is a manner on how you will do or solve things in order.
Quarterly. It means four times a year. In this study, the students achievement is evaluated every periodical exam.
Time.It is a period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues. In this study, time is gold.
Cheating.It refers to an immoral way of achieving a goal. In this study, this is an unjust action of a student usually unprepared for any examinations.

Scope and Limitation of the Study
The study focuses on who among the High school students of St. Michael’s College who gained higher grades, those that study their lesson days or week

5 before the examination day? Or those that study a night before? The researchers limit the study on fifty two or (52) selected students from the star sections of all the high school year level as our respondents to answer certain questionnaires.

This study will be conducted within the portals of St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department located in Barangay San Miguel, St. Mary’s Street Iligan City, Philippines 9200.

The study aims to identify the effective study habit.

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Chapter 2
Review of Related Literature and Studies

Review of Related Literature
Students often fail to secure good grades despite studying for hours. This is because they have never studied effectively. Unless you know how to make your study hours effective, you cannot get the expected results. Here we will give you some glimpses of effective study skills.

A study is called effective if you can remember and recall the major segments of the syllabus that you have read. Do not try to cram chapters that you fail to understand. You will never be able to remember them. The easiest thing to do is to seek the assistance of your classmates or the teachers to understand the confusing portions.

You have to decide what is most important to you. Make your schedule to address those important needs. You should never compromise with your priorities. Never try to finish too many things at a time. Study all the subjects on a regular basis while allotting some time for revisions. Keep yourself motivated. It is better to know the theme of the chapter that you are planning to study. Reading it line by line will then help you understand it better.

Effective study skills also stress on reading methods. You will see that there are some words that have fonts in bold or italics; you should pay special attention to these. You can also try to find whether the current text refers to any other works of the author that you have read earlier.

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Effective study skills include listening to the explanations given by teachers. You should read and understand the notes that you have taken in the classroom. Following these aforesaid effective study skills will save you disappointments and help you get the desired results.
Jeff Weston has written some successful e-books that teach students to study smart and not hard. To know about some effective study skills , you can visit our website.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jeff_Weston

Review of Related Studies
The relationship between study habits and academic performance of IT students

This research highlights the relationship between the study habits and the academic performance of second year IT students. A habit is defined as a planned schedule done regularly, while to study is to gain knowledge. Therefore, study habits are done regularly in order to expand learning. It is the way how students accomplish their homework and how they prepare for an exam.
This research discusses how important study habits are in achieving students’ academic good performance. This also presents how many hours the students are studying, how they prepare for an exam, and what is the comfortable place and time for them to study in order to show if these factors are contributors in attaining better academic performance.
A survey questionnaire that is composed of 8 questions related to the topic was given to 50 second year IT students in Far Eastern University – East Asia College. The data gathered in the survey includes the midterm and final grades of the students which shows how they performed during those periods.

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After the survey, the researchers found out that most of the students spent 1 to2 hours in studying yet, they still accumulated passing grades in the midterm period, and they even got better marks in the final period of the previous term. From the given data, students have different ways on how they will prepare for an upcoming test.
Source: http://www.studymode.com/essays/The-Relationship-Between-Study-Habits-And-1169371.html?read_essay

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Chapter 3 Research Design and Methodology Research Design
In order to fulfill the objectives of this study, it will use the comparative survey method, to gather data regarding the study habits in which the respondents will be given questionnaires.

In intercultural comparative survey research the quality of research results is not solely dependent on the quality of the respective surveys in participating countries, or cultural groups. The aspect of comparability of the individual surveys is thus given special consideration. To ensure the comparability of different surveys across the boundaries of countries or groups, specific solutions are needed at all steps of the survey as well as in the data analysis.

Source http://www.gesis.org/en/research/survey-methodology/comparative-survey-methodology/

Research Environment St. Michael’s College of Iligan City, Inc. (SMC) is a catholic institution of higher learning located at the heart of Iligan City, administered by the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM), and offers pre-school, elementary, secondary, collegiate, graduate school and short term courses. The school was founded as a catechetical center by Rev. Fr. Felix Cardova, S.J. in 1914. It was then formally established as Escuela de San Miguel un the year 1915 in honor of Iligan’s patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel. The RVM sisters were then invited to teach at the Escuela with Mo. Ma. Micaela, RVM as the first superior and principal. Since then, the RVM have run the school. The school had gone a long way to become St. Michael’s Academy in 1938 and St. Michael’s College in 1995 when it attained full collegiate status. 10

Research Instrument The questionnaire will be utilized as instruments in data collection. The design of the Questionnaires to be used will be made in a way that. The students in concerned area will be put into consideration. The questionnaires for the students are applicable for them to answer base on what studying technique are they using for them to get a good examination test results.

The Respondents It refers to the students who are studying in St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department. The fifty two selected students from the star sections of all the high school year level will be the respondents to answer the given questionnaires. The researchers are going to do it by stratified sampling method.Provision on the questionnaires will be distributed to the chosen respondents upon data gathering. Afterwards, the questionnaires will be returned and significant information will be analyzed, interpreted and tabulated.

11 Data Gathering Procedure This study applies comparative survey method, wherein the respondents from the student of St. Michael’s College, Basic education Department will be given questionnaires in a period of time and they will answer it as much as possible in all honesty. Prior to the initiation of actual data gathering procedure, permission will be sought from Ms. Racti Honey Jane A. Estorque, to allow researchers to conduct the survey in St. Michael’s College, Basic Education Department. To be able to acquire the firm objectives of the study, a number of applicable research instruments and methods, which includes primary and secondary data collection, will be engrossed. This will be done through using the structured questionnaires, in St. Michael’s College, Basic Education Department. The data collection instrument is one type of structured questionnaires administered to the consumers. The types of questionnaires contain both close and open ended question. The lose questions are meant to capture direct answers from respondents while the open ended questions are also meant to allow the respondents to express their views as they wish. This is also meant to arrive at relevant information that cannot be obtained by close ended questions.

Statistical Tool Statistical techniques will be used to analyze the data obtained from the students. We used the computer software application for the survey called Microsoft Word. The results will be presented in quantitative terms. They will 12 be in form of frequency table and percentages. Inferences and calculations were from these measures and compared with the existing literature to arrive at the certain conclusion of the study.

Statistical Method
To get the statistics of the total respondents, the researchers used the frequency and mean to get the results of the survey.
P= R/N x 100

Where:
P= Percentage
N= Number of response made by the respondent. R= Total number of the respondents

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Chapter 4
Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of data

In this chapter, the results and interpretation of the survey are presented. The data then were analyzed for more understanding.

Table 1. Do you study before examination day?

Response | Frequency (f) | Percentage (%) | Yes | 45 | 87 % | No | 7 | 13% | Total | 52 | 100% |

The table shows that eighty seven (87) or 87% of the respondents answered yes and thirteen (13) or 13% of the respondents answered no when it comes to studying before examination day here at St.Michael’s College Basic Education Department.
This implies that majority of the high school students answered yes when it comes to studying before examination day.

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Table 2.What studying technique do you usually do?

Response | Frequency (f) | Percentage (%) | Studying ahead of time | 24 | 46% | Studying a night before the examination day | 28 | 54% | Total | 52 | 100% |

The table shows that forty six (46) or 46% of the respondents answered that they study ahead of time and fifty four (54) or 54% of the respondents answered that they study a night before the examination day here at St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department.
This implies that majority of the high school students answered that they study a night before the examination day.

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Table 3. Rate your academic grades from the first quarter until the present.

Response | Frequency (f) | Percentage (%) | Poor (70-79) | 0 | 0 % | Average (80-89) | 36 | 69% | Excellent (90-98) | 16 | 31% | Total | 52 | 100% |

The table shows that zero (0) or 0% rated their grades as poor, sixty nine (69) or 69% of the respondents rated their grades as average and thirty one (31) or 31% of the respondents rated their grades as excellent here at St. Michael’s College Basic Department.
This implies that majority of the high school students rated average in their academic grades.

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Table 4. Are you satisfied with your grades?

Response | Frequency (f) | Percentage (%) | Yes | 26 | 50% | No | 26 | 50% | Total | 52 | 100% |

The table shows that fifty (50) or 50% of the respondents answered yes and fifty (50) or 50% of the respondents answered no when it comes to grade satisfaction here at St.Michael’s College Basic Education Department.
This implies that half of the respondents are satisfied with their grades and the other half says that they are unsatisfied.

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Table 5. What are the factors affecting your study habits?

Response | Frequency (f) | Percentage (%) | Peer pressure | 7 | 13% | Being busy | 21 | 40% | Laziness | 33 | 63% | Family matters | 11 | 21% | Subject difficulties such as Math, Science, English, etc. | 7 | 13% | Time management | 26 | 50% | Others, please specify | 1 | 2% |

The table shows that thirteen (13) or 13% of the respondents answered peer pressure, forty (40) or 40% of the respondents answered being busy, sixty three (63) or 63% of the respondents answered laziness, twenty one (21) or 21% of the respondents answered family matters, thirteen (13) or 13% of the respondents answered subject difficulties, fifty (50) or 50% of the respondents answered time management and two (2) or 2% of the respondents answered other specification here at St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department.
This implies that majority of the high school students answered laziness on factors affecting their study habits.

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Table 6. Do you care getting high grades?

Response | Frequency (f) | Percentage (%) | Yes | 46 | 88% | No | 6 | 12% | Total | 52 | 100% |

The table shows that eighty eight (88) or 88% of the respondents answered yes and twelve (12) or 12% of the respondents answered no when it comes to getting high grades here at St.Michael’s College Basic Education Department.
This implies that majority of the high school students answered yes when it comes to caring in getting high grades.

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Table 7. What can you do to satisfy yourself with your grades?

Response | Frequency (f) | Percentage (%) | Listen to my teacher while discussing | 30 | 58% | Reviewing my lessons | 26 | 50% | Ready my book/ textbook | 11 | 21% | Study everyday | 13 | 25% |

The table shows that fifty eight (58) or 58% of the respondents answered that they will listen to their teacher while discussing, fifty (50) or 50% of the respondents answered that they will review their lessons, twenty one (21) or 21% of the respondents answered to read their book or textbook, and twenty five (25) or 25% of the respondents answered to study everyday here at St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department.
This implies that majority of the high school students answered that they will listen to their teacher while discussing.

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Chapter 5
Summary, Findings, Conclusion and Recommendation

This chapter presented the summary of findings, conclusion and recommendations regarding this study. After the date were tabulated, inspected and then analyzed, the researchers came up with this summary finding.

Summary
This study was focused to the studying method used by the high school students of St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department. The respondents are the selected students from the star sections of all the high school year level. In choosing the respondents, the researchers used the stratified sampling method and added two (2) respondents in each star section to come up with the minimum number of the respondents which is fifty (50). Moreover, this study made used of the descriptive survey method of the data gathering procedure to get the qualitative data.

Summary of Findings 1. Majority of the high school students answered yes when it comes to studying before examination day. 2. Majority of the high school students answered that they study a night before the examination day. 3. Majority of the high school students rated average in their academic grades. 4. Half of the respondents are satisfied with their grades and the other half says that they are unsatisfied. 5. Majority of the high school students answered laziness on factors affecting their study habits. 6. Majority of the high school students answered yes when it comes to caring in getting high grades. 7. Majority of the high school students answered that they will listen to their teacher while discussing.

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Conclusion
Based on the results gathered from the respondents, the researchers conclude that majority of the respondents were actually studying before the examination day. Most of the respondents were actually studying a night before the examination day and as a result, they got an average grade from the first quarter up to the present. Half of the respondents were satisfied with their grades in studying a night before the examination day and in studying ahead of time. There are many factors affecting their grades and majority of them were lazy and are lacking of time management in studying. Students must spend time to study in order to improve themselves and to get higher grades. Majority of the respondents care to get high grades. By that, they’re focus in their grades by listening to their teachers while discussing and to review their lessons. In short, most of them are cramming during examination days.

Recommendations 1. Teachers must have a closure between his student and try to help them cope up with their lesson. Teach them how to manage their time and teachers should also improve or enhance their teaching skills to catch the student’s attention while discussing. It could make the students have fun while learning.

2. Students must manage and balance their time well. They must not lose focus on their studies even how busy they are with their extra-curricular activities in and out of the campus.

3. Future researchers should expand and expose more about this study to come up with a more effective and concrete conclusion and recommendation to our dear students and teachers.

4. Parents should guide their children in their studies and in every activities in the school they’re involved. Moral support should also be consider the most aside from the financial support and basic needs.

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Bibliography

A. Online Resources

Mary Wilson Little (2011) http://www.flickr.com/photos/paiyge_grey/6068354111/?rb=1 (Aug 22, 2011)

Jeff Weston (2009) http://ezinearticles.com/?Effective-Study-Skills&id=2143413 (Mar 25, 2009)

TinzEm19( 2012) http://www.studymode.com/essays/The-Relationship-Between-Study-Habits-And-1169371.html (October 10,2012)

SumeetMoghe(2013 )http://www.learninggeneralist.com/ (August 13, 2013)

http://www.gesis.org/en/research/survey-methodology/comparative- survey-methodology/

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Sample Questionnaire
St. Michael’s College
Basic Education Department
Iligan City

Name (Optional):
Year & Section:
Instruction: Put a check mark to your chosen answer, neatly and honestly.

1. Do you study before examination day?
__ Yes __No

2. What studying technique do you usually do?
__ studying ahead of time
__ studying a night before the examination day

3. Rate your academic grades from the first quarter until the present: (check your answer below)
__Poor (70-79)
__ Average (80-89)
__ Excellent (90-98)

4. Are you satisfied with your grades?
__Yes __ No

5. What are the factors affecting your study habits?
__ Peer pressure
__ being busy
__ Laziness
__ Family matter
__ Subject difficulties such as Math, Science, English etc.
__Time management
__ Others, please specify ____________________

14 6. Do you care getting high grades?
__YES __NO

7. What can you do to satisfy yourself with your grades?
__Listen to my teacher while discussing
__Reviewing my lessons
__Read my book/Textbook
__Study Everyday

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Appendices

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APPENDIX
Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile
Name: Usman, Shameka D.
Nickname: Xam
Age: 16
Birthday: February 16, 1997
Address: Tubod Rosario heights, Iligan City

Parents Name
Mother:
Father:
Contact Number:
Email:

Educational Background
Elementary:
High school: St. Michael’s College

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APPENDIX
Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile
Name: Viejo, Keith Reneir L.
Nickname: KR
Age: 16
Birthday: December 26,1997
Address: Tipanoy, Iligan City

Parents Name
Mother: Emmaly L. Viejo
Father: Rouel O. Viejo
Contact Number: 09361225733
Email:Kr_viejo@yahoo.com

Educational Background
Elementary: Tipanoy Elementary School
High school: St. Michael’s College

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APPENDIX
Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile
Name: Villadores, Joseph Bryan D.
Nickname: JB
Age: 16
Birthday: January 29, 1997
Address: Pala-o, Iligan City

Parents Name
Mother: Laresa D. Villadores
Father: Jose F. Villadores
Contact Number: 09066647547
Email: saipunk_29@yahoo.com.ph

Educational Background
Elementary: Catholics Women League School
High school: St. Michael’s College

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APPENDIX
Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile
Name: Yano, Ina Chriza A.
Nickname: Inakay
Age: 16
Birthday: December 28,1997
Address: Hinaplanon, Iligan City

Parents Name
Mother: Irmina A. Yano
Father: Mario M. Yano
Contact Number: 09061780342
Email: princess_ina10@yahoo.com

Educational Background
Elementary: St. Michael’s College
High school: St. Michael’s College

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APPENDIX
Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile
Name: Ybañez, Melca Sham M.
Nickname: Acang
Age: 16
Birthday: January 31, 1998
Address: 26 Poblacion Zamora St. Iligan City

Parents Name
Mother: Brenda M. Ybañez
Father: N/A
Contact Number: 09162581626
Email: N/A

Educational Background
Elementary: Iligan City East Central School
High school: St. Michael’s College

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Appendix A
LETTER TO THE PRINCIPAL
St. Michael’s College
Basic Education Department
Iligan City

January 29, 2014

S. Ma. Irene M. Cajandig, RVM
School Principal

Sister:

Praised be Jesus and Mary!

The undersigned is presently undertaking a study entitled “A Comparative study of study habits towards examination test results among the high school students of St. Michael’s College Basic Education Department Basis for Study Skills Intervention” in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Secondary Education S.Y. 2013-2014.

Our aim is to conduct a study that would be an advantage to the selected high school students. Through this study, students might do better in their academic performances. Teachers might be able to lend more help to their pupils. Future researchers might get an idea to this research we are conducting currently.

At this point, we humbly ask for your support and consideration and we will patiently wait for your respond for this matter. We sincerely seek for your approval and endorsement to allow us administer our thesis questionnaires during a school day because we aim to seek the time of the selected high school students who serves us the respondents of this study and for their subject teachers to permit us to enter in their period. We look forward for your favorable response.

Thank you and more power!

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Respectfully yours,

Villadores, Bryan
Viejo, Keith Renier
Usman, Shameka
Yano, Ina Chriza
Ybañez, Melca Sham

Noted by:

Ms. Racti Jane Estorque
Thesis adviser

Mrs. Estrella V. Layno
Academic Coordinator

Approved by:

S. Ma. Irene M. Cajandig, RVM
School Principal

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Appendix C
ACCOMPANYING LETTER TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE
St. Michael’s College
Basic Education Department
Iligan City

January 29, 2014

Teachers

Sir/Ma’am:

Which aims to compare what is the most effective studying technique between studying ahead of time or cramming; whether it will help. The students improve their academic performances and grades or not. The results of this study will serve as basis for the researchers to determine effectiveness of using such studying habit.

Now I humbly ask for your support by answering all items in the questionnaire honestly. Rest assured that all responses will be held with utmost confidentiality.

Thank you very much.

Respectfully yours,

Villadores, Bryan
Viejo, Keith Renier
Usman, Shameka
Yano, Ina Chriza
Ybañez, Melca Sham

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Noted by:

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