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Part time studies – behind the curtains

In General thoughts on October 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

For those who are looking forward to undertake part time studies for the first time, I would like to share my experience with you.

Working and studying at the same time maybe very hectic especially when important dates coincide like a due delivery at work and a deadline for an assignment to submit.

Moreover, attending classes after office hours can become a challenge, especially if you have had a very busy day! You’ll most certainly see that your concentration level won’t be the same as when you were a full time student.

Another crucial point is that one should be prepared to work in group. No matter how much of a solo player you are, part time studies become easier if you share with others. The learning process becomes team work mostly because on your own and with the limited time, you will not be able to gather or grasp everything.

Part time studies help a lot in developing time management skills and determining priorities in your life. At times, it may happen that you are changing job and you no more have leaves, yet you will have to judge whether taking one or two unpaid leaves is worth it or not…

Support from your family is also required as you will find yourself busy in work and studies mainly. Your social life may be affected but with understanding parents or spouses as well as friends (even boyfriend and girlfriend), things can go smoothly.

Finally, what is required above all is patience and perseverance. You will learn to accept that your learning capacities have changed as you’re now juggling between work and studies. You will also develop new revision techniques – most probably maximum revision done on the exams eve!

However, if you’re sure and determined about it, nothing can stop you in completing your studies. It is a fulfilling and enriching experience. If you consider going for it, always do your best to achieve it, no matter how much discouraged you might feel at times…

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