I love tea, I really do. But I digress… A few years ago, I spent a considerable amount of time researching Masters degrees in TESOL/TEFL and eventually chose a course with the University of Aston which had some really great courses. I really thought it was the best online degree for my chosen career.
But it was almost the worst timing: I had a full-time job at University, a part-time job at my local business, and several private students! Not only that, the business I was a part-owner needed all sorts of assistance: accounts, teaching work, some managerial stuff, and financial management.
All in all, it was just too tough to get anything done on the course, so eventually I quit my job at the University (was that a mistake…? I don’t know, but at that time I was just stressed out!), worked full-time at the business, and still found I had no time and less motivation.
So, if you are going to do any work on a degree, you really need a solid motivational timetable with real goals…! Otherwise you might just let it slide! Like I did!