The 21st century skills which every student needs

Guest Post by Andrea Witmer

A famous journalist, Thomas Friedman, in his article for New York Times pointed out that globalization requires from a modern student to gain and develop those skills and knowledge that will lead to economic and social success in the 21st century. Despite the fact the major part of our society including parents, professors, employers and even government, agree that a student of the 21st century must possess an ability to think critically, find fast and creative solutions to difficult problems and understand how to work in a team, it’s not so easy to teach and learn these skills.


Not everything can be achieved immediately, because in addition to studies there is a family, personal life and work. To help the youth to overcome all of these difficulties and become successful, in our century appeared many services that assist students in their academic matters, for example, custom writing websites, which can remove some load from students’ shoulders. It’s not difficult to find such site. There are many offers, and if you want to find the best one take a look at some of these essay writing service reviews and choose the most suitable option for yourself.  Despite common delusion, using help of such services has nothing to do with cheating; it’s an index that shows that student has this necessary skill that allows him or her to honestly assess their capabilities and situation.

Honest assessment of your capabilities and situation

This ability to soberly assess the situation is necessary for students of 21st century. The correctness of decisions that are made by a certain person depends on this skill because if you can’t honestly evaluate your ability to complete certain tasks, then implementation of these obligations may not be fulfilled, and this will have a negative impact on a student’s success at the moment and in the future. For example, student aims to obtain PhD degree, but if due to circumstances, lack of time or misunderstanding of problem’s complexity this person won’t be able to write a dissertation, his plan will end in failure. Now you see how important it is to understand what strengths and weaknesses you have, and if necessary, ask for help.

Ability to set real goals and achieve them

21st century is the age of global competition, so ability to set realistic goals is essential. Every student must gain or develop purposefulness, and learn how to overcome obstacles and stubbornly keep acting to achieve their goals no matter what. You have to be the best to successfully graduate and build brilliant career. That’s why it’s not a good idea to accept challenge, when you feel like at this moment you won’t be able to push this matter through and succeed; it’s better to let it be something very specialized, but it must be done perfectly.

Understanding of modern technologies and tendencies of development

No one will argue with the fact that in the 21st century technology is developing rapidly. We have a possibility to observe development of the Internet, various gadgets, and overall automation of the majority of processes. Modern student must be aware of this development, understand in what direction the progress is heading. Otherwise, you can get a diploma that would be worthless, or simply unclaimed. To avoid this, you should be able to understand the modern world and either participate in its development, or learn how to adapt to these changes.

About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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