Many people dream about having a sound background of knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in other people’s lives. They have a testimony of having a God-given calling, and they are considering making the big leap to become a student again.
Studying again can be the best decision of your adult life! Ignore the naysayers and pessimists. As an adult, your brain is ready to learn. You might not like memorizing things like a parrot or answering boring comprehension questions. The reality of this matter is that your brain loves new information and different experiences. When the information and experiences make sense in YOUR world, you will have little trouble remembering.
My study tips start with choosing a course or a program that interests you. As you look around ensure that the presenters know their topics and have good reputations. A good reputation includes a sound practical and academic background.
My second suggestion is to do a preliminary interview. Is this what you want and are you comfortable with the methods and the detail? It is a huge mistake to sign a study agreement when there are ambiguities.
In the third place, apply by sending a letter and an Expression of Interest. Most people deselect themselves by not even asking to join study programs. It is a sad day if you talk yourself out of your dream. Come on and try!
When it comes to the actual studying, you will find time for the things that are important to you. Use a diary to allocate your study time. Study time can be as little as an hour or two a day. I completed all my studies by making this tip a life habit.
A few more tips:
- Each study session must have a clear purpose because vague intentions are fruitless.
- Do a little every day, but don’t let it take over your whole day.
- When you have to study, you have to sit and get it done (The ABC principle).
- Write down what is important.
- Ask questions.
Kailo Training Institute structures all the Modules to optimize your learning experience and we use continuous assessments. Every little bit of work you do counts and contributes to reaching your goal. The bonus is that generally there are no lengthy examinations.
This is a practical application of the old saying: “if you want to learn no one can stop you and if you don’t want to learn no one can make you”.