Necessary Skills for every student to be self-independent | Be future ready with these skills

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The mark of higher education isn’t the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It’s the skills you gain about how to learn. – Adam Grant

We are dependent upon schools and colleges for our education. What we do not realize is that the curriculum that has been set up by our education system is not meant to be for our all-around development. There are certain skill sets that are not taught by our educational institutions but that does not hide the fact that they are important, necessary and will be required in the future at one time or the other. When it comes to home care most of us never had to worry about it because we had our moms or someone else who took care of it. It is only after we move out of our comfortable homes to the hostel or our own place that made us not only realize the difficulty of those tasks but also appreciate the hard work put on by our families to make our life cozy. But ” I can’t do it because I never learned it” is not an acceptable excuse.  Here are few necessary skills for every student before moving out:

Necessary Skills for every student

Home and Personal care

Home and personal care - Necessary Skills for every student - Be self-independent with these skills

  • How to use basic kitchen appliances
  • How to wash and dry clothes
  • Determine which clothes to take to the dry cleaners
  • Making the bed with clean sheets
  • How to fold laundry
  • How to properly clean a toilet, shower, bathroom floor, etc.
  • How to unclog a toilet
  • How to set an alarm which is suitable  and wake yourself up on time
  • Getting rid of spiders and bugs without help

Student-Specific Skills

Student - specific skills - Necessary Skills for every student - Be self-independent with these skills

  • How to shop smarter for books
  • How to keep track of your grades
  • Keeping track of assignments due date
  • Signing up or registering for classes
  • Maintaining healthy study habits
  • Contacting professors for help
  • Navigating to classes
  • Discussing living guidelines with your roommates
  • How to take clear, readable notes
  • How to write essay and assignments
  • How to create an outline
  • Public speaking
  • Seeking out extracurricular activities which excite you
  • How to create a schedule that works for you
  • Maintaining a healthy balance between your academic and social lives

Life-Management and Organization Skills

Life management and organizational skils - Necessary Skills for every student - Be self-independent with these skills

  • How to create a budget
  • Keeping your finances records organized
  • How to organize all passwords, accounts and important documents in a safe place for reference
  • Time management
  • How to keep a daily calendar
  • How to set up internet or cable
  • How to calculate a tip
  • How to split a check amongst friends
  • Addressing an envelope
  • How to pack smarter
  • Backing up information on your computer and other devices
  • Managing or cleaning up your social media accounts

General Conscientiousness

General Conscientiousness - Necessary Skills for every student - Be self-independent with these skills

  • Being aware of your surroundings
  • Recognizing a potentially dangerous situation
  • Having all personal medical information and keep up with appointments
  • Being prepared for an emergency
  • How to say “no,” respectfully
  • How to ask for help
  • Being open-minded
  • Accepting constructive criticism

Professional Skills

Professional Skills - Necessary Skills for every student - Be self-independent with these skills

  • How to write a resume
  • How to draft a cover letter
  • Professionally formatting your emails
  • How to write thank you notes

Transportation Savvy

Transportation Savvy - Necessary Skills for every student - Be self-independent with these skills

  • How to read a map
  • How to change a tire
  • Hailing a taxi
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Utilizing and navigating public transit

These skill sets are deemed mandatory to have a pleasant future. It also saves a lot of bucks which otherwise you would have getting an outsider help. Few of the skills you learn along the way but some you might have to pick up by practice. So brush up your skills and get future-ready!