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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it | Krugersdorp News

Photo: Bathabile Msomi
"Hard work and no time to yourself are the first thoughts for many people when asked about studying via correspondence, is that all to it?" writes Bathabile Msomi, Krugersdorp News intern.


Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career.
Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner.

Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical and Vocational Education and Training College in Krugersdorp’s CBD to study Human Resources Management.
“I’ve always wanted to further my studies,” she said, “but due to my job I couldn’t attend normal classes. However, my new qualification will open many doors, and enable me to venture into a different career.”
Nomahlubi had to figure out how and when to set time aside for her studies, because she does not have the regular assistance of lecturers or class tutors. She has learned that procrastination (putting things off for as long as possible) is her worst enemy, and leaving her assignments to the last minute often puts her under pressure to meet the study goals she sets herself at the beginning of every semester.

The most stressful period for many students is exam time, with some even confusing their exam dates. It is essential to create a study time-table, a calendar and reminders that can be recorded on your mobile phone or in a book. Having study material ready and in the proper order is also key to success. 

Source: Krugersdorp News

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