The Pioneer Post

The Pioneer Post is a resource for online students that provides tips and information about distance education.


Friday, February 29, 2008

Okay, I know that we’re way past January 1 and many of us have already abandoned our New Year’s resolutions. Fortunately, it’s never too late to apply some strategies to make it easier to find that ever-elusive work-school-life balance. As a distance learning student, you not only have to juggle work and life responsibilities, you have chosen to add academic responsibilities to your plate. Here are a few ways to help take on that additional responsibility and keep your sanity.

As a former distance learning student myself, I wish I would have applied a few of these ideas earlier in my program to take some of the pressure off. Here’s a few of the top 10:

1. Make a study spot. This allows you to minimize distractions and jump into your “work” more quickly.
2. Get creative to get your degree faster.
3. Build your network of contacts with classmates and instructors.
4. Leverage technology to make your life easier.
5. Stop procrastinating; it’s public enemy #1 for distance learners.

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