Basic listening problems that affect students performance

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Listening problems and how to overcome them.

It no now obvious that most students or candidates often not participate fully in their academic arena and thereby coming back home with a poor performance and most times they don’t really know where they are lacking. On this post we are going to discuss the basic problems facing students in their academics


In a classroom environment,ineffective listening can make the decisive difference between success and failure. Ineffective listening is either a result of breakdown in the listeners concentration, or a or a revelation that he or her has not learnt how to listen well. Therefore the following listening problems that affect a child’s performance in school and how to overcome them are been listed below.

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Distraction (internal or external):

you overcome interns distraction by reorientating yourself manual to think differently. External distractions, on the other Hand are overcome by changing your physical position.

Listeners Bias:

having bias means holding a person or a view about something. For example if you are averse to loudness or noise,listening to a preacher who shouts will be difficult. When you prejudge a speaker as incompetent or uninformed, you will not pay attention to the message. You can overcome this listening problems by concentrating more on the content of the message rather than on the delivery.


Emotional reaction:

if you allow reaction to what you hear or debar you from hearing more, than your emotions have constituted a listening block. for example, the masses viewed the president comment on the fuel price hike as offensive and adjustably so far. He was he been reported to have said the following: No going back the way we successfully fought against the selfishness of asuu( Academic Staff Union Of

Universities) we must successfullu fight against this selfishness. However if there had been no room for both parties to listen to each other.the problem would not have been resolved. The goal should be to respond not react.

Incorrect interpretation techniques:

you can make certain assumptions base on previous acquired knowledge and experience. However when you allow such assumption to stop you from receiving more information,which may be contrary to what you already know, it becomes a listening problem. as a result you now miss out on information that can be of importance to the overall understanding of the topic.b
Effective listening is one that interpret the. message in the light of the speakers intentions.

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Rehearsing:

rather than concentrating on what the teacher is saying you are preoccupied with what you will say in response. Although you are giving the appropriate non verbal response such as nodding to show agreement or an interested look, your mind is thinking about your next comment.

Day dreaming:

it a normal phenomenon that an average person thinks four times faster than he or she can speak, the listener tends to have enough time to digest the message with extra thinking time left over.
Another cause of day dreaming is that attention span is intermittent in that it stops and start at intervals. You mat be there physically, you body appearances and facial expressions seems to show that you are participating, but you are not there mentally. To overcome this

This habit, it is important that you prepare yourself mentally for the listening activities. Begin to view listening as an active process( not a passive one) that requires you full presence.

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Tiredness:

listening is a mental activity that requires mental alertness. If you are mentally from studying of physically tired, concentration will be difficult. Ensure that you are well rested before lectures and other listening situations.


Incorrect note taking:

you have not taking notes correctly when you try to write everything you hear the speaker saying. By so doing the chance of missing important points are high. At the same time,notes that do not reflect the speakers central idea, main points and general conclusion are incorrect. When you do not take notes correctly what you have misinformation . the antidote to this problem is to develop your note taking skills.

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