We had the opportunity to review Victus Study Skills System which is a two book set covering the learning of study skills. It can be used for all ages but is best suited for those in 5th – 12th Grades. I received the Victus Study Skills System which consisted of the teacher edition and the student workbook (not the DIY).
- Zeal without knowledge is not good, but zeal with knowledge bears fruit.
- Results come from the process.
- Any system with all of its components must have an aim, or a purpose.
- An effective system of study has the greatest likelihood of aiding in success.
It has three foundational cornerstones:
- Where am I now?
- Where do I want to be?
- How do I get there?
Another “big thing” is they want to teach the students not only to excel in academics, but in life.
J and I worked through this together even though he could have easily done it on his own. I LOVE the concept of what this program has to offer, which is why I was so excited to review it. Unfortunately it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. While it is a decent program, I found the teacher workbook to only be a “general guide” and not provide specific guidance – which to me was rather difficult since I wasn’t exactly sure what we were supposed to be teaching or guiding our student toward. Additionally, there are “fill in the words” sections throughout the student book that would have been good to have had specific instruction on how to teach those items to the student and then have them fill in the sheet. However, that wasn’t the case…so for us I simply read the answers to J and he wrote them in. We then discussed anything he may have had questions on.
What did I LIKE about this program? It does get the student to THINK…to THINK about studying…to THINK about what will come next…to THINK about needing time to prepare for things. It gets them to think about how they are spending their time and maybe some changes that need to be made. It helps them learn their learning style and has them LOOK at their life and their schooling. It covers important things like listening, note taking and test taking – things that High School homeschoolers often don’t get to do too much therefore having it brought before them to think about and do is really nice.
Overall it is a very simple program requiring only five hours of instruction. The teacher edition is spiral bound and has 82 pages. It runs $40. The student workbook also spiral bound and has 65 pages. It is $20. You can get an overview of each book by watching the videos HERE. In my opinion this program is a bit overpriced.
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Here’s praying you have fun learning!