Maximize the benefits of your day trading program.
To maximize the benefits of your day trading program, you should be aware of what kind of student you are. Unlike normal academia, there are no grades or measuring stick to dictate how your studies have gone so far. The only way to measure your progress is through the profits or losses in your trading account.
If you are struggling in your day trading program, you have to ask yourself some very honest and open questions. For starters, do you spend a reasonable amount of time every day studying the educational material? If not, it's simply not going to be reasonable to blame the instructors or the program. If you do, you are simply falling into one of the oldest traps that a trader can get tangled in: Blaming others for their failures.
Another thing that may diminish the returns you receive from your education could be a simple lack of attention. Perhaps you are not studying in a quiet environment that allows you to focus solely on the material you're reviewing. Trading is a business, and as such should be treated as one. You certainly wouldn't study for collegiate course in your field with a lot of noise going on in the background. This education should be treated the same.
A huge mistake you can make is to not contact the instructor. If you have questions, or simply don't understand something, do not hesitate to contact the instructor about your confusion. This is exactly what you were paying them for. Even though this seems like common sense, you would be surprised at exactly how many people are too embarrassed to ask what they consider to be "dumb questions".
You should not try to study while the markets are open if you're trading in them. Students will often make the mistake of trying to learn as they go while trading the live markets. The truth is that the lessons were probably well thought out, and as such need a certain amount of attention to grasp. If you are trying to study about some type of new breakout method, you cannot be distracted by what's going on in the futures market.
One of the biggest deterrents to the success of the day trading program is the appearance bad reviews. Before you become a person who gives a poor review, make sure to ask yourself some of the previous questions to make sure that you're treating the instructor as fairly as you would like to be treated yourself. Not only is this good etiquette, but it prepares you to face the cold hard truths that trading will bring to light as time goes by. Remember, your psychology can be the difference between profit and loss. By getting a grasp on it now, you may be getting more of an education than you realize.