Studying is a great way to gain a qualification that together with your skills can assist in securing your dream job. There are different pathways to study depending on where you are on your journey. If returning to traditional education is not for you, then you may like to consider, studying at TAFE or any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or at University. Apprenticeships and traineeships offer you the opportunity to work and learn at the same time. It is a great way to pace out your learning and be able to use your skills, whilst gaining hands on experience as you go along. If you are undecided on which pathway to take then you should consider ETC’s TtW program and participate in our workshops.
Check out the great tips below:
- Plan when you’re going to study
- Build in study breaks – but stick to the timeframe
- Allocate time for leisure AFTER study
- Have a specific place to study in, and make sure it’s as quiet and comfortable as possible
- Recognise when you are procrastinating – Did you really need to look at those 4 videos on YouTube?
- Do you need to reference your information? If so, make sure you take the details down as you go, rather than trying to find it again at the end.
- Take charge of your own learning, don’t rely heavily on others
- Make use of all of your resources – internet, classmates, teachers, friends and family
- Don’t be intimidated by the work, or stubborn about asking for help – a problem shared is a problem halved
- Remember that nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes
- Minimise your mistakes by double checking / proofreading your work
- Avoid plagiarism – if you don’t know what this is, look it up!
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