How to Study via Distance Learning

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Does the thought of studying from the comfort of your home sound like a dream? Then it’s time to wake up and make distance learning your choice of study. If you’re not sure how to get started, we are here to help. Take a look at how to study via distance learning and enjoy quality education.

How to Study via Distance Learning

Don’t stress! Studying via distance learning is pretty straightforward. Once you get into the swing of things, you’ll be able to complete your courses with ease. Below are our helpful tips on how to study via distance learning.

Create a Study Schedule

Just let the learning begin, right? Well it’s not really that simple. If you fail to plan, you’ll be setting yourself up for disaster. So create a study schedule which details when you will hit your books. Remember to add exam dates as well as study breaks to your schedule.

Read Through all Your Study Material

We know you want to get a headstart on your assignments. But before you begin, read through all your study material. You will know what to expect after reading through the learning outcomes. You’ll also be able to determine how long you’ll take with each assignment. 

Complete Your Self-Assessment in the Study Guide

Along with your first batch of course material, you will find a self-assessment to complete in the study guide. This will help you ease into your work, and get an idea of how to answer assignment questions. Once completed, you can send this to your tutor.

Understand Concepts Before Completing Assignments

Without a proper understanding of your resources, you won’t be able to successfully do your work. So make sure you understand the concepts before you start. Make notes of concepts and ideas to focus on. Study the concepts along with the outcomes to know what is expected of you. 

Complete Your Assignments

Feel like you have a good understanding of your material? Now you can start with your assignments. Read carefully through all of the questions to answer them correctly. Check your answers and make sure you haven’t skipped any sections.

Submit Your Work

Now that your work is done and dusted, submit your work to us. Upload your assignments and your work will be marked. If you fail your assignment, don’t stress. You can redo your failed assignment and submit your updated assignment back to us.

Study for Your Exam

For some of our courses, like matric, you will be writing external exams. As you complete your assignment, make sure that you study your work as you go along. You’ll be familiar with the concepts when you study. This gives you a chance to revise without cramming for the exam.

Be Motivated

Since you won’t have a teacher to stand in front of you, you need to be disciplined and independent. You will need to be your biggest motivator to encourage yourself to study and complete your work.

Do’s and Don’ts of Studying via Distance Learning

Distance learning has been around for a while. So there are some tried and tested methods that will help you succeed in your course. However, there are also things that can stand in the way of reaching your full potential. To know what to do and avoid, take a look at the do’s and don’ts of distance learning.

Do’s of Studying via Distance Learning:

  • Start studying early
  • Keep your studying material organised
  • Proofread your assignments
  • Take regular breaks during your studies
  • Find a balance between your work and studies
  • Get support from our online study groups
  • Contact your tutor if you need any help

Don’ts of Studying via Distance Learning:

  • Avoid cramming before an exam
  • Don’t hesitate to reach out to student support when you have issues
  • Avoid plagiarising in your assignments
  • Don’t complete assignments without using your resources
  • Do not study in a space that has too many distractions
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Last Updated: June 13, 2022

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Charnell Ward
Charnell Ward
Charnell is a top-class content creator at Skills Academy. She creates engaging content with the aim to provide useful information on distance learning and further study opportunities. Her passion for writing goes beyond her career, as she enjoys writing short stories and volunteering as a writer in her free time. View my LinkedIn profile