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Home Study



Home study organization: Hints & tips

  • Create a study routine

Make yourself follow an adult home study routine by striking a balance between comfort and sacrifice. Do not push yourself too hard, but do not procrastinate either. If at some point, you lack the energy or motivation to fulfill your daily home study goals, try reading for just ten minutes. Probably, you will not accomplish much in those ten minutes, but you will reinforce the habit of reading and creating a home study routine.

  • Set weekly goals

Two and a half hours four days a week is a reasonable amount of time to complete your distance learning higher education degree program successfully. Three days per week can be devoted to reading and taking notes (for around two hours) followed by writing a quick first-draft conclusion based on your notes. Use the fourth day to fully review your previous reading and/or producing your final academic work.

  • Be persistent

Sometimes, there will be personal or professional situations in the course of your home study that will prevent you from meeting the weekly goals. In such cases, try to make up for it another day without falling behind in the home study goals for the distance learning program. Do not worry about how long the whole distance training program will take you. Just meet your home study weekly goals and keep your motivation alive. The key to success is finishing the program and not starting it.


  • Turn studying into a pleasant experience

Online learning should become a pleasant and enriching process. Life is not only about working and studying. It is very important to enjoy your free time while completing your distance education program so you will not feel that studying is taking up your life. There is no hurry; the time it will take you to complete the program will not affect the university's appreciation of your work. Do study in a comfortable and well-illuminated environment. There will be no teachers asking you to turn in homework or to meet study goals unless you request so.

  • Develop a sense of responsibility

Bircham International University's pedagogy is not effective for everybody. It is quite efficient for adult students and professionals with a certain level of responsibility, people who wish to learn, to improve, and to excel. Nobody but yourself will monitor the way you study. You are allowed to use textbooks for reference when producing reports, but you should be careful not to overdo it. You are encouraged to follow our pedagogical guidelines.

We consider you mature enough to feel free to follow Bircham International Universityhome study guidelines or decide your own method of study as long as you fulfill the requirements outlined in the distance learning education degree program. Whatever method you choose, take care not to demolish the mental processes of learning and assimilation outlined by Bircham International University pedagogy.

A degree is not just a piece of paper; it is the representation of certain qualified skills that you are expected to have. During your life or in your professional career, whenever you come across problems needing to be solved, it will be this capacity that will allow you to do it successfully, not the piece of paper that identifies you as degree holder.