Personal Development & Parenting

7 Golden Rules For You Or Your Child's Academic Success

Course Fee R799.00

What is this course about?

The course is developed and endorsed by Via Afrika and is designed to teach the basic principles of how to study. Learners will discover their personal learning style and how to improve their study skills. They will learn how to plan and manage their study programme to achieve their dream goals. The course is designed to empower learners to do well in their future studies and approach any exam with confidence.

Who should be doing this course?

Did you know that your ability to study well will help you launch your (or your child’s) future career? This course will help anyone who wants to learn how to study well in order to reach their dream goals.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Learn about seven golden rules of successful study and how to develop success habits.
  • Learn how to manage study challenges.
  • Identify different learning styles.
  • Set SMART goals and learn visualisation techniques.
  • Create a study programme using time management tools.
  • Prepare a suitable space for study.
  • Develop logical reasoning skills.
  • Use different techniques to make notes: storyboarding, personal glossary, summaries and mind maps.
  • Learn how the memory works and some memory techniques to assist your learning style.
  • Learn a time scheduling technique: Covey’s Matrix.
  • Learn how Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy functions leading to an understanding of how to interpret questions to give the best possible answer.
  • Learn the structure of MCQs and essay questions and how to answer them best.
  • Investigate sources of practice exercises: old exam papers online resources, etc.
  • Develop revision strategies.
  • Understand how to perform at your best before and during an exam.

How is your course mark calculated?

Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck! 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you! 

In the 6 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Going For Gold
CHAPTER 2 Studying: Our Game Plan
CHAPTER 3 Study skills
CHAPTER 4 Managing your studies
CHAPTER 5 The language of questions
CHAPTER 6 Revision
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Via Afrika

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Via Afrika partners with authors who are leading educationalists, including teachers, academics and Department of Education officials. This partnership enables Via Afrika to develop learning materials that make a difference.

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