Applied academics is an approach to learning and teaching that focuses on how academic subjects are applied to real world. Academic subjects include subjects like communications, mathematics, science, and basic literacy. In applied academics theoretical knowledge is supported by practical applications. Students connect their acquired knowledge with the world they experience and with what interests them. The basic principle behind this approach of study is that when academic content is made more relevant, participatory and concrete, students learn better. Students can retain knowledge more and apply learning in his/her life.