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home | ABC: Academic Basics Course
 

This is my course on high school preparation.

Gary North, Ph.D.

The Ron Paul High School Curriculum is academically rigorous. A student who does not have the basics of time management, the memorization of facts, and writing skills is at a disadvantage. But a student needs far more than these skills to succeed.

My course covers these topics:

How to study, the difference between a person's job and his calling In life, personal goal-setting, time management, public speaking, and developing personal leadership.

As for technical skills, it covers speed reading, typing, note-taking and retrieval, software for essay writing, how to set up a YouTube channel, how to set up a WordPress blog site, and that most challenging skill, how to read a book.

Any student who enters middle school, let alone high school, without a mastery of these skills is not going to maximize these seven years of education. These are the crucial years for mastering the skills of self-teaching.

I call this the ABC course: the Academic Basics Course.


To a parent: Maybe you would like to brush up on some of these skills. If you are a member, anyone in your family can take the course at no extra charge.

Here is a review of the first 15 lessons.

Before you begin, you may want to ask yourself a question: "What is academic success, and why is it worth pursuing?" In and of itself, it is not worth much. It is a stepping stone. It opens some doors. But it has its limits.

To parents and students: I want you to read about two success stories. Both involve a flunked college course. Both are spectacular stories of rebounding. http://www.ronpaulcurriculum.com/public/3148.cfm.

See what I mean?

STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #1: Flypaper Memory -- A Crucial Technique for Mastering New Information
Gary North
This is so simple to describe, but hardly anyone knows about it. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #2: Long-Term Goal-Setting Is Crucial.
Gary North
You must get three questions answered before you start any long-term project. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #3: Your Home Office
Gary North
Follow this rule: "A place for everything, and everything in its place." . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #4: Follow Instructions
Gary North
This is easier said than done. It takes practice. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #5: Budget Your Time
Gary North
Time is your only irreplaceable resource. Don't waste it. Don't let it get away from you. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #6: Identify Your Less Important Time
Gary North
All time is not created equal. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #7: How to Read a Textbook
Gary North
Textbooks are rarely worth reading. The only one that this curriculum uses is free. But the first two years of college are based in textbooks -- another good reason for CLEPping out. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #8. Flypaper Memory, Part 2
Gary North
It's time to review. Do not skip this. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson 9. How to Take Lecture Notes
Gary North
This site has video lectures. Learn to take notes. . . . keep reading
STUDY TECHNIQUES. Lesson #10: How to Take Exams
Gary North
This ability will get you through college and professional certification. After that, the skill is useless. . . . keep reading
HOW TO WRITE. Lesson #11: The Book Review
Gary North
This is a crucial skill. Learn it early. . . . keep reading
HOW TO WRITE. Lesson 12: Start a Blog Site
Gary North
If you don't have a blog, today is the day to start one. . . . keep reading
HOW TO WRITE. Lesson #13: The Term Paper
Gary North
At some point, you will have to write a term paper for this curriculum. Learn how now. . . . keep reading
PHASE ONE WRAP-UP. Lesson #14: Review
Gary North
You have made it through phase one. Congratulations. Almost. . . . keep reading
JOB VS. CALLING, Lesson #15
Gary North
This is basic to the allocation of your time, at any age. . . . keep reading
JOB VS. CALLING. Lesson #16
Gary North
Early choices can make a huge difference. . . . keep reading
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