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Do video games help students perform better in College?

The use of video games helps to improve the adult learning. Games such as simulations have been used in corporate training classes for a long time. Nowadays there are different games have been invented to engage students to make learning an easy and enjoyable process for them. Not everyone likes the idea of video games as study material but if the benefits are being communicated in a proper manner it can help people to understand the benefits of video games.

There are many benefits video games do offer to students

Problem solving and creativity  

Video games help students with planning and problem-solving skills. When you are playing video games you are required to negotiate, plan different approaches in order to reach a new level and to find out the ways to compete with your fellow. For doing all this you need to think that improves your problem solving and creativity skills.  When you understand the rules of the game that helps you in decision-making skills because after understanding the rules you decide how to start your game and what strategies you need to go further on different levels. You can modify the characters and layout of the game according to your requirement and ease, this helps in improving the creativity.

Healthy Competition

Video games provide a safe place for students to express their competitive skills.  Students urge to compete with one another in a healthy environment. Video games also help to improve the leadership’s skills of the students as in some games students can adopt the role of leadership and lead their group. They use all their energies in a positive way to win the game.

 Improve critical thinking skills

Video games also improve your critical thinking skills, as you have to understand the game before starting it and while playing the game you have to think at every step about your next move. You not only think to save yourself but also want to improve your score and o to next level. All this exercise helps you to improve your critical thinking skills.

Relieve stress

Video games can have positive effects on players of all ages, especially those with mental or emotional problems. Games provide you the chance to distance yourself from the stresses and worries of life and develop an artificial life around yourself. Which not only helps you relieve your stress but also gives you the sense of achievement? Video games give you a kind of self-confidence when you achieve something or move to next level in a game.

Individual learning

Every student is different, some like to learn in groups and classroom environment and some want to learn individually. Video games help the student to learn individually at their own pace.

 New technical skill sets

Video games help students to learn new and different technical skills, students are always interested in new technology and video games are the best way to learn. Video games teach the basic technical skills, for the widely popular game Angry Birds is now teaching children basic coding principles.

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