Victus Study and Life Skills

Teacher: Jesi Abernathy

Age of Students: 12-18

Class Fee: $15  –  Plus $26 for workbook (I will do a group order to save on shipping. See below)

Length: 1 Semester

Prerequisites: Ability to read at a middle school level.

Class Capacity: 15

Class Description:

This class will benefit any student and will help in preparing them for high school and college level course work.

Studying is something all students are expected to do, but seldom are they afforded the opportunity to learn how to perform this important task. Students try harder but with few results, once again proving that zeal without knowledge is not good.

The Victus Study Skills System is unique in that it has been developed by professional educators who have seen firsthand what students of all ages need to know in order to be effective in their study. The Latin word victus means a way of life. The Victus Study Skills System is based on the premise that effective study is best when it is a system of study and when it becomes a way of life.

Effective study skills are essential for academic excellence, but few students are taught an explicit system for developing study skills. Most flounder around, gradually developing their own methods that might be more or less effective. The Victus Study Skills System is about developing effective study skills and achieving academic goals, but it also helps students apply the same process to other areas of their life such as faith and finances. ‘Victus’ is the Latin word for ‘way of life,’ and students are taught that planning in all areas of life is important.

“The key idea is that students learn to operate by setting goals and making plans to achieve them. Using various questionnaires and charts, students begin by reflecting upon where they are in terms of their study skills. They consider their learning styles. They set goals (and prioritize them) with measurable objectives and action plans. This includes both long-term and immediate goals. As part of the process, students work on skills such as organization and time management, motivation and goal setting, effective study habits, taking notes, and test taking.

Skills covered:

Learning styles

Goal setting

Study skills

Time management

Planning Schedules


Taking notes

Test taking


Required Materials:

Victus Study Skills DIY Student workbook

I will do a group workbook order 2-3 weeks before the start of classes to save on shipping and to make sure all students have their book on the first day of class. I will notify parents when I’m placing the order and collect $26 per student for workbooks. I will be able to take payments via PayPal, Venmo or check/cash in the mail.

Homework Requirements

Students will occasionally need to complete workbook assignments not finished in class.