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Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Providing quality distance education since 1995

Being prepared

Preparation is important in nearly every aspect of life, and learning is no different. It can be difficult to effectively prepare for learning, especially when you are working independently and need to rely on your self motivation. However, if you know what you want, are able to create an effective workspace and develop realistic routines, know how to look after yourself and seek support when required, deep learning is more likely.

Several steps that can help you to best prepare yourself include:

1.     Planning – managing your environment, time and responsibilities effectively and efficiently

Do you have good habits?

Are you organised?

What changes do you need to make?

2.     Goal setting – having an action plan to help you work towards achieving your desired outcome

What do you want to do or achieve?

How are you going to get there?

Who can help you?

3.     Self-care - Looking after all aspects of your wellbeing will help you to achieve your best

Are you getting enough sleep?

What do you eat? How often do you exercise?

Do you feel stressed often?

4.     Support – you are not on this journey alone. There are a variety of people who you can access.

Who can help you? Friends, family, teachers, professionals