Skype works well, but do not try to launch Skype for Business. Your institution may have built in restrictions which you may be unaware of. Just download your own personal Skype – it’s free! If you prefer Zoom, we can do that too. Click to learn more about our online workshops which will help you prepare for the NBT AQL component.
Need to practise for a test of academic & quantitative literacy? Book for an online workshop (individually or a small group) on Skype or Zoom.Continue reading “Online workshops: Academic & quantitative literacy”
Hard work, but worth it! Contact Prof. Albert Weideman at email@example.com.Continue reading “Grade 12s from the Free State, Gauteng and Eastern Cape prepare for the NBTs – March 2020”
Soon your son or daughter may have to complete an academic literacy test as part of an application for admission to university. In view of the scarcity of places on offer, universities are increasingly using such tests as an additional criterion for access. Such tests include the Academic and Quantitative Literacy component of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs).
The book really helped and showed how they [the NBTs] would ask questions, so I knew what to expect, especially after doing all five of the tests. I think that everyone should do some work to prepare as it is a test unlike any normal test at school.
Johannesburg Grade 12 learner
‘n Klompie vriendelike matrieks het vandag in die saal van die Hoërskool Linden vergader om voor te berei vir die akademiese en kwantitatiewe geletterdheidskomponent van die Nasionale Normtoetse. Hierdie toetse, beter bekend as die NBT’s of National Benchmark Tests, word toenemend deel van universiteitstoelatingsveresistes. En Lindeniete vat nie kanse nie — as so ‘n toets geskryf moet word, wil hulle weet wat om te verwag. Dit was ‘n kwessie van: “Wys ons die hekkie en ons spring oor hom”. Continue reading “Slim Lindeniete nou nog slimmer”
Can you prepare?
Can or should you prepare for the Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) component of the National Benchmark Tests? Of course you can. Why would you not prepare? Why would you not seek to become familiar with the unusual format of such tests? Why would you not grasp the opportunity to gain an understanding of what academic literacy means? If you do an example test and check the correct answers, you will certainly develop your ability to use academic language. And that ability is exactly what the AQL component tests! Continue reading “NBT AQL preparation: yes or no?”
Vandag het die Graad 12s hul welverdiende Vrydagmiddag-ontspanning opgeoffer om ‘n beter kans te staan vir universiteitskeuring en/of plasing. Die Nasionale Normtoetse (Engelse benaming NBTs) se taalkomponent is waarvoor die leerders vandag hul vaardigheid geslyp het. Dit staan bekend as ‘n toets van Akademiese en Kwantitatiewe Geletterdheid (AKG) en moet bepaal of studente die nodige taalvaardigheid asook basiese syfer- en grafiese begrip het om in die akademiese wêreld te kan presteer. Continue reading “Bethlehem se Witteberg en Voortrekker Graad 12s oefen saam vir die Nasionale Normtoetse (NNTs)”
Today some bright kids from Hermanus and Malmesbury attended an academic language worskhop at the brand new Master Maths Centre, located at the corner of Dirkie Uys and Hope Street (just behind Standard Bank). Continue reading “Smart Grade 12s become even brighter”
By attending an academic literacy workshop today at Crawford College, Pretoria, learners made certain that they will perform at their best when they have to write a test of academic and quantitative literacy, such as the National Benchmark Test (AQL component), as well as internationally recognised language tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. These tests are used by most universities for different reasons: admission, placement, or identifying risk – with a view to timely intervention. Continue reading “Crawford Grade 12s are taking no chances”