Here you will find some tips on how to successfully complete and pass a self-paced/correspondence course.

In person classes are always the best choice, but when your schedule or location makes this difficult a self-paced/correspondence course is a great option.

Check out the tips below and Good Luck with your course!

Remove Distraction

Try to find a pleasant, quiet place to study without distractions. Try to be well-rested and make yourself as comfortable as possible. Set the stage with snacks, water, or beverages. Play soothing music in the background. Some studies suggest that a scented candle or chewing gum before you begin, stimulates the brain through the senses supporting learning.

Take Notes

Taking notes on ideas, dates, names, processes, titles, and specific content is a good idea. Research shows that you retain the information longer when you handwrite your notes. You can use an outline format, graphics (doodles), and colors to create your notes. Title each page to help you track where you took the notes. Such as: Module 1: Professional Development: (Topic) Keep your notes in a journal or notebook so you can refer to the information after the course to inform your practice. You will create a great resource library as you continue to take courses.

Take Breaks

When completing a course over an hour long, it is essential to take breaks. Get up every 15 minutes to a 1/2 hour, stretch, walk around, and drink water. You can take the course in 15-minute to 1/2-hour segments and return to complete the next segment. Do what fits into your schedule and attention limits. Our courses are mobile-friendly. You can pop in and do one topic at a time when you have a few minutes throughout your day.

Ways to Learn

Some people prefer to work in a group or with a partner. Learn at your workplace or in the comfort of a friend's home. When you choose to take the same course at the same time in the same space provides an opportunity to share ideas and consider ways to implement what you are learning in your practice. You can always contact the Trainers and schedule a time when they are available through chat, Skype, or phone to answer questions and flesh out ideas.