You may not know this, but the essays I write for this blog are assignments given by the course I take called Ron Paul Curriculum. This is the course I have been taking for my education the past school year. If you search them on Google, an ad will appear that takes you to a landing page with about 30 reasons why you, or your children, should take it.(This Page) But, it doesn’t cover every reason. So, my assignment this week says: “Write at least five student benefits of the Ron Paul Curriculum that I missed in the landing page.”
So, let’s start off with #1: Note taking. Students, after taking this course, will be able to identify what good note taking is, and be able to perform it themselves. This is taught by examples given in lessons, or by there being important points that the student mustn’t forget. I myself have become very adept in this aspect and can write them very short, while still giving enough detail.
#2: Writing Ads. Believe it or not, the business course gives all the information on how to start an actual business yourself at home. One of the major aspects I already went through that wasn’t mention on the landing page was writing a good advertisement. This can be extremely beneficial to someone looking for how to promote their products better, and can help differentiate the good ads from the bad ads.
#3: No Common Core! Yes. There’s a math course in this as well, which is entirely common core FREE. This is probably on of the things that made my parents choose RPC for my high school education. Sure your kids could do their math for free on sites like Kahn academy, but what some people don’t know is that Kahn is, in fact, Common Core based. So this is a huge benefit to parents who want to avoid that.
#4 CLEP cram courses. For those of you who don’t know, a CLEP is a College Level Examination Program. This is a standardized test that checks if students have college level knowledge and if passed, students can get college credits without needing to buy college courses. This is a very big advantage for students who can’t afford to pay for the full 4 years of college fees.
And finally #5: Diligence. This one is more opinion based than the rest of them. My opinion to be exact. I think that students become more diligent in their education because this course is entirely voluntary. It’s not required by law, nor do I have to finish by D day. I could choose to not do it whenever. But I don’t. I myself have chosen to keep doing the lessons and take notes and read the books. I feel students can gain that kind of mindset, a do-your-learning-cause-it’s-actually-beneficial type one.
So, in conclusion, I think those are five legitimate reasons that weren’t mentioned on the Ron Paul Curriculum landing page. While this might have sounded like an advertisement for it in itself, they are still good reasons why you or your children should join RPC