What is a good score on the ACT test?

What is a good score on the ACT test?
What is a good score on the ACT test? The definition of a "good score" always depends on what college you are applying to, but I can give you some generalizations that will help you think it through. My class, High School Testing - Simply Explained ,...
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Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education

Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education
Homeschooling is successful because we can tailor education to the needs of our own child , giving them information in a way that makes sense to them. Homeschooling works because we are highly motivated by love to work for the ultimate success of our...
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Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018

Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018
Did 2018 come and go as fast for you as it did for me!? I can't believe we've begun a new year already. In looking back over 2018, I've pulled my top 10 pieces of advice from my articles and given them to you here. If you'd like to have all of t...
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Homeschool Mom Universal Translator (HMUT)

Homeschool Mom Universal Translator (HMUT)

Hi there, Mr. HomeScholar here...

It has come to my attention that homeschool dads will sometimes struggle understanding their wives.  Lee asked me to help explain the homeschool mom perspective to the dads out there.

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Disapproving, Insensitive Relatives Translator (DIRT)

Disapproving, Insensitive Relatives Translator (DIRT)

Disapproving, Insensitive Relatives Translator (DIRT)

Hi there, Mr. HomeScholar here. . .

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Family Rules for Teenage Drivers [Plus Discussion Tips]

Family Rules for Teenage Drivers [Plus Discussion Tips]
Teaching driving is just one of the many things homeschool parents are responsible for. There are 10 more essential subjects to teach for your home high school to be a success. Curious? Click to find out more in my free ebook: The 10 Essent...
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6 Big Problems with Standardized Tests

6 Big Problems with Standardized Tests
When you see your child's test score, in your heart of hearts, you may wonder why the score wasn't higher. Let me explain 6 problems with standardized tests. The problem with tests is that they don't measure what is REALLY important. Qualities NOT Me...
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How to Be Your Child's Best College Coach

How to Be Your Child's Best College Coach
Preparing your child for college launch is more complex than it used to be. Desperate parents are increasingly turning to professional coaches that cost thousands. The college launch is when you launch your sweet child into life – the real world – af...
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Formula for Putting Dual Enrollment on a High School Transcript

Formula for Putting Dual Enrollment on a High School Transcript
For all classes on the transcript, I recommend either a whole or half credit, not smaller or larger. Here an easy to remember "formula" for dual enrollment college classes:  College credits to high school credits  6 = 1 high school credit 5...
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How to Prepare for an AP Test without Taking an AP Course

How to Prepare for an AP Test without Taking an AP Course
Anyone can take an AP test, even if they have not taken an AP course. The tests are really hard, really long, and the student needs to be prepared.  To prepare for those AP tests without taking an AP course, the secret is self-disciplined study ...
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7 Reasons Why You Can Get Your Child Into College

7 Reasons Why You Can Get Your Child Into College
Did you know the average high school guidance counselor is trying to guide 478 students all at once? How can you possibly be better than a trained professional guidance counselor! Let me explain why you are MORE than qualified to guide your child int...
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Homemade Felt Ornaments for Christmas

Homemade Felt Ornaments for Christmas

My assistant Robin is such a genius! Look at these ADORABLE homemade felt ornaments she created for her Christmas tree! Wouldn't they be awesome as a gift from a child, or to decorate your home with a classic Christmas feel?  Just download this pattern, cut out the colored felt, and stitch. Easy-peasy, cute-and-fun gifts!

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The 12 Days of Christmas Teaching Tips

The 12 Days of Christmas Teaching Tips
Master my best teaching tips this Christmas! Holiday seasons, especially between November and January, are busy times. Celebrations like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Hanukkah, and more seem to tumble on top of each other, with no ti...
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Traveling Europe on a Mediterranean Cruise

Traveling Europe on a Mediterranean Cruise
I recently got back from a 12 Day Mediterranean Cruise on Holland America Line, and I'm excited to share my experience with you. This was a "working holiday" as we were accompanying Matt's mom on her first overseas adventure in decades. It's pre...
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What to do After Earning Scholarships

What to do After Earning Scholarships
You've done the hard work and gotten the scholarships. Now what? Let me give you some tips on what to do next. What to do if you have gotten some great offers of scholarships : Compare the "bottom line" of what each of the colleges costs. It's not ho...
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