How do i make it with my online distance education class?

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    I just started school online, after being out of college for 4 years and I'm finding it so hard to focus and stay motivated to complete my classes. Any tips or suggestions you can give me? I've already committed so much money i don't want to drop off.
     
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    Seriously, stay off messageboards and do the reading and writing for class. Good luck!
     
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    frame the cancelled tutition check and put it on top of your monitior...set a daily time to study and work ...appoarch it like a job....you will do this from 8 pm to 11 pm...something like this...make it a habit...put the prize on your moniter too...(yes i am spelling that word as many ways as i can) maybe the car or whatever you would like in life...as the wallpaper of your monitier...
     
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    Create a study schedule and stick to it. Think of study time as your JOB.

    If you have access to other students taking the same courses, hook up with them.

    Best wishes.
     
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    Break down your tasks into doable sessions.

    Reward yourself for doing your assignments.

    Find someone who is willing to listen and teach them what you just learned.

    If you can't teach it to somebody else, you don't really understand it well enough, yet.
     
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    In distance education the biggest issue is student support. The best programmes will always have major student support but of course it relies on the students to use support mechanisms. So, first point is - ask for help if you feel you need it. Do not sit there and get all wound up. Ask your instructor or your fellow students for help. Support is not just about bras.

    I've taught students in distance ed been a dist ed student and studied it myself (GDipEd). The one thing I know is that if you don't ask for help then guess what, no-one can read your mind. Get involved and stay involved. Absorb yourself in the topic and the way you are required to learn it.
     
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    I understand how that must feel. Distance learning requires alot of commitment, motivation, time management and staying connected with your classmates and instructors if you have to succeed. You also must set aside some time of the day where you tune your mind to actually do your class work, a quiet place in the house. Also don't forget to reward yourself after every achievement.

    Get more tips and strategies for success with online distance education degree.
     
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    Regarding assignments. I used to work back from the assignment. Say I had half a dozen assignments, I'd work out on the calendar when they had to be submitted and I'd work out which parts of the learning materials covered those assignments. I'd analyse each assignment (usually an essay but sometimes a workshop or experiment) and work out what I needed to cover to produce good work. Then I'd begin to to the reading or whatever I had to do and all the time kept the assignment requirements front and centre. I wouldn't worry about end of semester exams or end of year exams at that point. After the assignments were done I would then just revise, revise, revise for exams. Worked for me it might work for others.
     
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    See, I am of the mind to say,

    "Stop whining and do it"
     
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    Which adds nothing. So you thought a bit but why bother sharing it? It adds nothing and pisses over everyone else who shared knowledge and experiences.

    See, I am of a mind to say,

    "Why bother to post shite?"
     
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