The following check lists will help you gauge whether you are in fact ready for postgraduate studies and the changes you may need to make to accommodate your studies.
There are no right or wrong answers - simply answer "yes" or "no" for each statement.
Statements ticked: 0
If you tickedÖ
35-43 ticks: Postgraduate study at Unisa will suit you. If you experience problems later on in the journey, there are support services at Unisa to assist you.
24-34 ticks: Become familiar with the support services that Unisa offers as soon as you register.
12-23 ticks: We recommend that you make use of the support services that Unisa offers.
0-11 ticks: You probably arenít ready for postgraduate studies at Unisa.
Adapted from: Dominguez, R. (2006). "Completing the dissertation: itís not only about academics". College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal. 2nd quarter, 2(2).
Eubanks, D. (2009). Noncognitives as indicators of success.
We are here to assist
We want to help you find an appropriate plan of study for your degree. If you would like more help deciding whether postgraduate study is the appropriate career development decision for you at this moment, please make an appointment with a counsellor at the Directorate for Counselling & Career Development.