The Latin word studium came to Castilian as study. The term has several uses depending on the context.
The study is called effort what a person dedicated to understand or learn something. To study, it is necessary to read, memorize and perform other actions that allow the assimilation of the contents. For instance: “I have dedicated my life to the study of marine mammals”, “I think that, with two hours of study a day, I will be able to learn to speak this language in about four months”, “I got excited about studying the history of our country: now I want to know more”.
A study is also called a construction site which is centered on the analysis of a topic: “The German anthropologist presented a study on the tribes that inhabit the Amazon rainforest”, “According to the study carried out by the economist, in the last decade 20,000 jobs were created in the agricultural industry”, “There are many interesting studies on slave labor in the American continent”.
Another meaning of study is linked to space of work from a freelance professional or artist: “I need a new computer for my study”, “The Dutch painter used to spend a large part of the day locked up in his studio”, “Tomorrow I will have a meeting with the architect in his studio”.
In the industry of cinema, music and the media, finally, the study is called place where programs are recorded or broadcast or other types of materials: “The English band has just released their third studio album”, “In today’s program, with a great footballer who will be in the studio, we will analyze the current situation of the national team”, “My dream is to work in a Hollywood studio”.
Throughout the life of the human being, the study occupies different places, both in reference to its importance and its character. For example, at two or three years we can begin to attend the so-called kindergarten, where they teach us the rudiments of the language, mathematics and art, among others subjects and disciplines, and help us relate to others our age.
The study begins as an activity obligatory, imposed by our parents to meet the requirements of society and open the doors to future job opportunities. At first it is difficult for us to understand its usefulness, since we tend to prefer the game. However, as the years go by, many understand that learning is enriching themselves, becoming stronger and more powerful, and then they turn to study of their own accord.
Broadly speaking, we can distinguish two study modalities: autodidact (the student chooses the material and organizes the lessons without the help of a teacher) and academic (which takes place in an institute, such as a college or a college, under the supervision of teaching professionals). Each has its advantages and disadvantages, as well as adjusting to the needs of different students.
Nowadays, self-taught study is very common, especially of foreign languages, since it is very easy to get materials in digital format: from books to videos, through audio recordings and conversations with other students to practice without leaving home, Internet covers all the needs of those who prefer to do without the classrooms. Of course, organizing your own time and forcing yourself to meet weekly goals can become quite a challenge, one that not everyone can overcome.
Academic study has the disadvantage of grouping disparate people at the same level, but it also benefits them by relieving them of the pressure of self-correction and giving them the possibility of practice with his partners.