The secret of your study success is a combination of motivation, time management, and organisation on your part, combined with quality learning materials and tutor support.
Motivation comes from pleasure in your studies and an awareness of the benefits of your success. Self improvement, higher qualifications and increased salary and a better job are the obvious benefits. But it isn't just about money and jobs, it is also about feeling good about yourself by fulfilling your potential, and proving to yourself that you've got what it takes.
Time management and organisation
EIE strongly advise you to manage your study time carefully. You should clarify your aims, identify your strengths and weaknesses, consider the context in which you will be studying and generate a broad strategy for successfully covering the material and completing the course.
When reviewing the requirements of any particular module or unit, you should consider your situation, workload and home responsibilities in the relevant study period, then develop specific realistic plans for active study and writing.
You might also want to set yourself targets for:
· The amount of time within which you will seek to complete a task;
· The quantity of work you aim to do in a particular week;
· Progress through the modules or units, bearing in mind your other responsibilities and tasks;
· Progress on assignments.
You should plan and monitor what you do, and where necessary, act to improve the process, quantity and quality of your work. You should make decisions about the importance you will attach to tasks, the time you choose to allocate to them, and sequence in which you will do them.
People learn in different ways. So we do not expect that all students will approach their studies in the same way, in a way we prescribe, or in an over-planned manner. We will advise and assist you to manage your study and be disciplined about how you do it.
You will be given your learning materials at the beginning of each module of your chosen course. They are purpose-written, designed and have been developed against the high quality criteria laid down by the relevant university or institution. They'll take you through your subject just as lectures would, and give you a ready-made reference that you can use like a textbook and at the start of your revision. You never miss out on any part of the course, don't have to struggle to take notes as a lecturer speaks, and can keep going over the same section of work until you understand it fully. You'll also have regular self-checking exercises in the learning materials to help you to gauge your progress and build confidence, and exam-style assignments for you to send to your tutor.
Your tutor is approved by your chosen University or Institution. He/she is responsible for your academic progress and personal development. The support process is informally based and designed to encourage two-way communication.