Raise Your Grades, Learn College-Level Study Skills, and Begin Lifetime Leadership Training
Gary North, Ph.D.
This 42-lesson course helps students to raise their grades. This includes students who attend a bricks-and-mortar school. Think of this course as an academic life preserver.
But it is far more than a life preserver. Any student who enters high school in grade 9 without a mastery of the study skills I cover in this course is not going to maximize the next four years of formal education. These are the crucial years for mastering the skills of self-teaching. College will be nothing new for any student who masters these skills by age 15.
The Ron Paul Curriculum is a self-taught curriculum. Parents do very little after grade 5. Students teach themselves. That is what the course forums are for. Parents read the student's weekly essays. That's about it. One mother dropped from 20 hours of teaching a week for her three children to one hour. Read her story here:
Warning: 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 high school student needs far more than these skills to succeed.
My course covers these topics: how to study, how to read and remember what you have read, how to write term papers, how to take exams, and how to manage your time. But it goes beyond these standard study skills. It covers the the difference between a person's job and his calling in life, personal goal-setting, and developing leadership skills.
As for technical skills, it covers speed-reading, note-taking and retrieval, software for essay writing, how to set up a YouTube channel, and how to set up a WordPress blog site. These skills are basic for career advancement at any age and in any setting.
It would not hurt a parent to take this 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.
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.