“You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there.” – Abraham
Online degrees are becoming ever more popular and with good reason! Studying an online degree allows students to obtain their degree without accruing a large amount of debt and, because distance learning courses can be studied part-time, they can be made to fit around other commitments such as work or family. More students than ever before are taking up the opportunity offered by online degrees, the result is that a much more diverse range of students is now studying for many degrees.
One of the subjects which has benefited the most from the rise of online degrees is the subject of adult and continuing education. The masters in adult and continuing education (MEAD) is the first step on the road to a very rewarding career. Many of those who study for the MEAD are themselves adult students and so the subject will have a particular resonance for them. Helping determined adults to achieve their dreams by securing the requisite degree makes for a wonderful experience, but as with any college-level course, studying for the MEAD can be a stressful experience.
In this article, we offer some words of advice for prospective students, from those who have already studied for their own degrees, as to how they can minimize the amount of stress that they experience while studying.
How to Banish Stress While Studying a MEAD Degree Online
Manage Your Time
One of the most important and effective things that you can do to minimize stress is to devise a study timetable, one that you think you will be able to stick to. Studies have shown that when we have a clear idea and plan for our days, we find it much easier to undertake all the necessary tasks, most students will already be familiar with this effect and will probably already have their own tricks and techniques for managing their time and meeting deadlines.
If you are studying an online MEAD degree, then managing your time is an even more essential skill. An online mead program gives students the opportunity to travel and work while they are studying, but there are many more temptations for procrastination.
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Many students find that they experience the most stress when it comes to exam time. This isn’t just because of an awareness of the stakes, and the fact that should the student fail, they will have to re-sit the exam and potentially will have to repeat some of their courses, but also because it is when we start revising for exams that we realize just how much we have forgotten! The best remedy to this is to make sure that you study frequently and make an effort to commit things to memory. Don’t leave all your revising until the exams are upon you.
Remember to Relax!
This is the most important thing you can do to reduce stress while studying. Ensure that you give yourself enough time to rest and relax between study sessions, otherwise you will quickly find yourself becoming burnt out and demotivated.
Studying for a MEAD degree is an excellent way of gaining access to a rewarding and long-term career, it should be an enjoyable experience and as long as you keep the stress levels down it will be.