Correspondence courses, which can otherwise be called as distance learning courses have created a new revolution in the field of education. This type of change in the education system made higher education reachable and convenient for all. Nowadays, with people looking for early employment, many are getting employed immediately after their higher secondary education due to their financial requirements and they decide to do their degree and PG through this mode.
This type of course provides an excellent opportunity to develop their domain knowledge, particularly for working professionals, who do want a higher education course, just with a view to climb up in the corporate ladder. Even though, this type of course is highly beneficial, people taking up such an education do commit some mistakes, which reduces the chances of their successful course completion and here are some details in this regard:
Failing to join a reliable institution:
This is one of the most common mistakes done by many. Most of the course-takers fail to go for an in-depth inquiry about the institution, just because they do not find time to do so. But, this error should be avoided to make the certification valid. It is important to choose an institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities to offer distance education courses. Even, these institutions should be a part of distance education council as well.
Not taking the course seriously:
Many students fail to throw proper light on taking the course seriously, when they do it through distance education mode. When it comes to regular education, there will be frequent tests in some colleges to judge the knowledge of the students. So, they are forced to prepare for these class tests as well, which will act as the base for preparing to the final university examination. But, in distance mode, these sorts of tests are not conducted and so students do not take the course seriously. Finally, they prepare for the final examination, just a week or so before the examination, thereby finding it difficult to clear the papers. So, this mistake should be avoided and students must take the course seriously right from the first day of joining.
Not exercising any discipline:
Many students are tempted to take up courses through distance mode and they just do this with a view to add an additional qualification after their name. Furthermore, the flexible learning structure adds fire to the burn, thereby making the students fail to exercise any discipline in planning the schedule for studies. But, students should follow a disciplined schedule and when they follow the right schedule right from the beginning of the course, they can come out with flying colors.
Not continuing the education:
A Report published by open universities state that most of the students are not continuing their course until completion. Most of them drop the course either in the middle, while some do not take up the last examination after having passed all other papers. But, this mistake should also be evaded for successful completion of the course.