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SELF-STUDY WITHIN THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

With an increasing number of new technologies and an expanding global population, self-studying is on the rise. Education is no longer confined to just the classroom, and some would argue that the classroom model is outdated and does not meet the intellectual needs of individuals of the Center of Excellence, our Integrated PM Community.

Here are some tips for practicing successful self-studying:

Set realistic goals. Setting learning goals for yourself, ones that realistically fit in with your life and other commitments, is important when creating self-study habits.

Find what works for you. There are many different ways to learn, and it is important to adjust studying techniques to find what works for your brain.

Review material the same day you learn it. After taking notes in an online course, or reading the next chapter in a book, make sure you review all the new material, by typing up your notes, practicing your new skill, or reading over a chapter again, to help it resonate.

Study in short, frequent sessions. Instead of treating your study session like a marathon, break up your material by topic into a series of short sessions, separated by short breaks.

Prepare and maintain your study environment. When learning remotely it is important to create a study space for yourself.


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Self-learning does take lots of discipline and can be difficult at first, but like any endeavor, with time it becomes easier. Self-Study, when done correctly, is a very effective learning tool, and can be helpful when used to prepare for an upcoming project or learn an entirely new method on your own.