1The information contained in this brochure was correct at the time of publication (20 November 2019) | STUDY @ UNISA | Section 1CONTENTSPREPARE FOR YOUR STUDY SUCCESSPlanning your journey at Unisa |Page 2 GET STARTED WITH YOUR STUDIESEmbarking on your journey |Page 18DO YOUR ASSIGNMENTSMaking notes along the journey |Page 44 PREPARE FOR THE EXAMSRecalling your experience |Page 52 AFTER THE EXAMSAnalysing your experience |Page 58STUDENT VALUES AND RULESThings we learn on our journey |Page 62 123456Your destiny awaitsStarting with a thought about where you want to go, making the decision to go, planning, making sure you have everything you need on the journey, setting off – and then being present on your trip. Taking in all the sights, sounds and experiences that a new journey offers.You have made one of the biggest decisions of your life. The journey you undertake here at Unisa, will determine your life’s journey. We encourage you to prepare well and to enjoy the trip. You’re about to take off on one of the biggest journeys of your life. It will be one of discovery, exploration and, definitely, a journey of learning.
2Commit to your studies First-year experience @ UnisaAssess yourself: Shadowmatch® Connect online Make space in your life to be an Open Distance e-Learning student Organise your studies Study pack delivery options 1Planning your journey at UnisaPREPARE FOR YOURSTUDY SUCCESS
3The information contained in this brochure was correct at the time of publication (20 November 2019) | STUDY @ UNISA | Section 11.A COMMIT TO YOUR STUDIES You have already made the decision to study. You may have been thinking about studying for a long time, and this opportunity means a lot to your career and personal development. Whether you are a new student, or a returning student, you need to take some time to think about how you will commit yourself throughout this process and what you need to put in place to focus on your studies. The following questions may help you to affirm (or re-affirm) your commitment to your studies:Where are you now?Think about your circumstances (your career, studies and personal circumstances).What do you want?Think about what you hope will change and what you would like to achieve by completing your qualification.What do you have to do to get there?Think about what you are committing to for the next 3 to 6 years. Think realistically about what you need to do given your current circumstances.This will help to minimise disappointments and putting yourself under unnecessary pressure.Now reflect on your thinking about yourself as a student. The biggest commitment you have to make is the commitment to yourself:Do you believe you are capable of completing your qualification?