Self-paced, online study sounds awesome! But then the reality of late nights and finding the time and peace to focus on learning sets in. Many people who enroll in online study programs drop out, but that doesn’t have to be you.
Here are 5 habits that can help you be among the ones who don’t just complete an online course, but really thrive.
#1: Learn Your Technical Requirements Early
You’re all set and ready to begin class, but then you learn too soon that you need software updates or you lack a skill that the course requires. That’s a recipe for major frustration, and you can avoid it by learning those things in advance. Check your computer to ensure system compatibility with the education program’s requirements. And if your computer skills are rusty hone them before you dive into a course.
#2: Set a Study Schedule
ICA School is a self-paced program, which means that it fits into nearly every busy schedule. But chances are you don’t want to spend the next 12 months earning your certification. To stay on track, set a study schedule for yourself. It doesn’t have to be the same schedule every day. Just decide how much you can commit to per day or per week, and stick with it.
#3: Create a Learning Area
You’ve probably seen commercials where online students work during a commute and on their lunch breaks. That’s possible, of course, but carving out a solitary, quiet place to study can help with concentration and retention. It should be comfortable, and as free from distractions as possible.
#4: Keep Your Materials Organized
You’ll take notes throughout your ICA School program, perhaps on your computer, and you might need a pad and paper occasionally to scribble out ideas. If they’re important enough to write down, they’re important enough to keep track of. Create a computer file for your ICA School materials, and you’ll have a handy study resource for your exams.
#5: Ask for Help When You Need It
You always have access to help from an ICA School instructor, even though you’re not in a brick-and-mortar classroom. If you have questions, get stuck on a section, need clarification, or want to speak with an instructor for any other reason, help is never far away. There’s no reason to struggle along when our program was designed to make training convenient.
Online learning requires discipline, organization and a commitment to succeed. There’s no one looking over your shoulder. And because it’s self-paced, you won’t have the same types of deadlines that a different school might. That freedom helps people from practically all walks of life get an education in home inspecting. But it can also encourage bad habits. Stop them before they have a chance to start. That’s your greatest chance at success.
Are you ready to commit to one of the best online home inspecting programs available today? You’re in good company. Enroll now and you can begin working toward your certification today.