Study tip: Don’t be afraid to ask for helpPosted on 13/07/2016 by Jess O'Connor
One of the best study tips we can share with you is this: don’t be afraid to ask for help.
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by your studies, see if there is anyone in your network who can lend you a helping hand.
For example, ask your family if they can help you with some of the household chores so you have more time to study in the evening.
Or, if you have children, see if you know of anyone who would be willing to babysit for a couple of hours a week.
We understand it can be hard to ask for help, but you’ll never know unless you try. From our experience, people are often really supportive.
Here are a few tips to make asking for help easier:
- Ask as early as possible. Ideally, you should ask for help before you really need it. Talk to your friends and family before you start studying, and let them know you might need some support along the way.
- Offer to return the favour. You won’t be studying forever. Offer to lend a helping hand once you have more free time.
- Be open to suggestions. When you ask for help, people will probably give you some advice. This is their way of showing they care, and some of their suggestions might be really helpful. Try to keep an open mind and take some of their tips on board.
Don’t forget that we’re here to help you, too. You can contact your tutor through Moodle or by calling 0800 788 394. We’ve all studied via distance learning, so we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks up our sleeves to help you succeed.
Good luck, and remember – asking for help is a strength, not a weakness!
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