By Randall Shirley (copied from WorldWideLearn.com)
Distance learning has special challenges. You will probably never see or meet the teacher. You won't have classmates. You don't have a campus full of people studying the same thing.But you can succeed! Plan on it! Follow the simple tips below, and you'll do better in your learning. They may seem pretty basic, but they'll help keep you focused and on track.
1. Set Goals
2. Establish a Regular Study/Learning Schedule
3. Talk About It
4. Join a Study Group-This Doesn't Have to be Stuffy!
5. Know Your Learning Style and Use It
6. Celebrate Successes
7. Ask Questions
It's not about memorizing - it's about learning material that will help you in your hobbies, career, and life. Memorization isn't a bad thing, but make sure you're memorizing because you are really interested in the information, and figure out a way to use the memorized information several times within a few days of learning it. It'll stick if it has real-world meaning.
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