Falling behind in studies? Fix your fail Pt. 2

Continuing on from our last article, entitled ‘Falling behind in studies? Fix your fail Pt. 1’, we look at more excellent hints and tips to help you get yourself out of a study rut.

Improve your techniques
Think about what you can do to change things and develop techniques for doing so. If the reason you failed is out of your control because of – for example – time limits due to raising children, then you’ll need to alter your study habits to fit your lifestyle (see the ‘Do a course that has no deadlines’ step below for a solution to time limitations). If you have a problem with procrastination, perhaps enlist the help of a study buddy or someone else who will hold you accountable for wasting time. If you have taken on too much work, look into deferring a subject and picking it up next time, or trying to gain extra study time by sacrificing social time (yes, we know – no fun, but worth it in the end!).

Whatever solution you come up with, make sure it’s achievable and targeted to your goals.

Lean on others

Once you’ve done all of the above, it’s time to contact your tutors etc to ask for help and leniency. You may expect the worst, but I can guarantee you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how willing to help your tutors will be. Also, ask family and friends to help you achieve your goals and get back on track with your studies. They want to see you achieve just as much as you want to achieve, so just do it!

Do a course that has no deadlines
The absolute easiest way to ensure you don’t get behind in your studies is to complete a course that allows you to finish in your own time. All the courses from Courses For Success allow this, plus, you can study from home or wherever you want! It really doesn’t get better and you can even start a course with credit for any study you’ve already completed elsewhere, so it’s a great idea to switch over if you really need some flexibility.

Sacrifice until you’re square
When you are given a second chance to succeed in your studies, don’t blow it! You WILL undoubtedly have to make sacrifices, but this will only be temporary and so very worth it when you’ve finished and receiving your certificate. Good luck!

The CFS Team
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