What Colleges Really Want is Demonstrated Interest

What Colleges Really Want is Demonstrated Interest
​You will need to demonstrate interest in a college if you want to get admitted and get scholarships. Applying to a college without showing a genuine interest in the school is likely to benefit only the college, and unlikely to benefit your chil...
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Top 20 Tips from 2017

Top 20 Tips from 2017
These are my best blog posts about college admission and scholarships over the past year. Make sure you save and pin them! Pre-calculus and calculus won't help your child with the SAT or ACT. Learn what else isn't included on the test. If you have a ...
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College Application Essays Made Easy

College Application Essays Made Easy
College application essays earn college admission and scholarships. Read this executive summary for busy parents and teens to learn the 11 keys for compelling essays. Read more Tips for Tackling College Application Essays Grab a free instant dow...
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Options for Handling Homeschool Failure

Options for Handling Homeschool Failure
What would you do if your child REALLY failed a homeschool class - refused to do history, for example? Let's talk about how to cope, as a homeschool mom. There are many options for handling failed grades at homeschooling. Handling Homeschool Failure ...
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[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts

[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts
Practice College Application Essays Junior Year Junior year is the BEST time to practice your college application essays! Download this resource to get 75 College Application Essay Prompts. You can use those topics to practice your essays, and have t...
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How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps

How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps
There is a simple strategy that can cure many homeschool woes. This one thing can help you get math done, find balance at home, eliminate cheating and slacking off, help children learn science, prevent burnout, and help you make real progress through...
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Midyear Grades for College Applications

Midyear Grades for College Applications
If you have a senior, it's time to send colleges your mid-year grades! When you have a senior , you will need to send colleges your child's mid-year progress report, or semester grades. Part of the process of applying is keeping your colleges ap...
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45 Tips to Ace an Interview [Infographic]

45 Tips to Ace an Interview [Infographic]
Learning interviewing skills is important for all adults, whether they go to college or not. At some point in life, most people have experienced a job of college interview. Spend some time during junior and senior year discussing interview skills whi...
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Great Scholarships with Homemade Transcript and Homeschool GPA

Great Scholarships with Homemade Transcript and Homeschool GPA
Anne wrote with a wonderful report on her homeschooled daughter! Her  homemade transcript, mommy-made grades, and homeschool GPA earned huge rewards! They received wonderful scholarships and her daughter is successfully launched into adulthood! ...
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Panic to Peace in 20 Pages

Panic to Peace in 20 Pages
Jennifer was digging through piles of homeschool records and found my book, Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School . She went from panic to peace in 20 pages, saying... "I uncovered a pile of my school related record keeping items and disco...
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College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner

College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner
Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It takes time and effort to prepare deliciously, scrumptious and eye-pleasing presentations. If you are thinking about Thanksgiving, let me share my menu...
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How to Create a Collage of Awesomeness [with Free Ebook]

How to Create a Collage of Awesomeness [with Free Ebook]
Including Delight Directed Learning in your homeschool is so important! It can help shape and mold the career goals of your child, lead to great experiences that can be put on the transcript, and create a fabulous resume - all while still in high sch...
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3 Reasons why Homeschooling Works

3 Reasons why Homeschooling Works
Ever wonder why homeschooling is looked at positively? Or, are you just curious about what makes homeschooling successful? Read on to learn why homeschooling works. 1. Homeschooling is actually the best education, according to some statistics.&n...
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An Infographic for Planning College Prep High School Classes

An Infographic for Planning College Prep High School Classes
Here are general guidelines to help you plan high school courses. English Provide 4 years of reading and writing at your child's level. This can include literature, writing, composition, speech... Math Teach 3-4 years of math at your child's level. M...
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Homeschool for Long Term Success

Homeschool for Long Term Success
Elizabeth faced some tough times while homeschooling high school (details have been omitted) but she was able to achieve wonderful long term success! I'm sure thankful for homeschooling - aren't you? "I just wanted to share our success story with you...
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