عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and objective: Psychologists have observed that during the student career what have the most effect on academic performance status are the general study skills. One important reason that some students do not achieve desired results from their efforts is lack of study skills. It is useful for education managers to have information about student&aposs capabilities. The purpose of this research was to evaluate study skills among students of Mashhad Dental School in the academic year of 2008-2009.Methods: One hundred and ninety students from Mashhad Dental School participated in this cross sectional descriptive study. A questionnaire which proved to be valid and reliable was used for data collection. Data were analyzed with SPSS software and described with descriptive statistics.Results:Our research findings showed that students do not have enough knowledge of study skills. The greatest shortcomings were in the fields of reminding and remembering the subjects, concentration and time management. Study resources of most students for final examination were fascicles and during the semester were textbooks. The students also do not insist on review of learned contents. 58% of students had efficient methods, but 38% did not have a good efficient method.Conclusion:The students&apos resources and techniques of studying lack the desired quality. This should be considered by education department officials. It is essential to schedule training programs for students to enhance their study skills. Teaching these skills and improving study habits by carrying out relevant workshops for first-year students can help to improve their learning.