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  • The Coronavirus and College Admission Update

    Homeschoolers, and families that are forced homeschoolers, are faced with canceled college admission tests and colleges have closed their campuses and canceled college visits. Colleges are struggling to adapt the normal application process in these unusual times.  

    Times are strange and unprecedented right now. Everyone is in the same boat - much confusion and an unknown future. Public and private high schools have

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  • How to Calculate Completely Unbiased Grades for Homeschool Students

     
    You may be wondering how anyone can take mommy grades seriously. I know you are worried, but your home-made grades really do matter when homeschooling high school!

    Yes, you are biased in grades , as all teachers are biased based on how much they like or don't like each individual student.

    A study was conducted by the National Centre for

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  • 3 Reasons to Write Course Descriptions

     Why write  course  descriptions ? Many people will tell you they aren't necessary, but here are three important reasons not to shirk on that job.

    1. The College May Need Them

    Course descriptions are best written each year, as you complete each class. Waiting until the last minute, when your child decides which college to attend and  you find out they are required

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  • Nice Soft Boundaries for Homeschool English

    I'm a big fan of providing nice soft boundaries for homeschool english, rather than hard and fast rules.

    One mom was struggling to balance English for her reluctant readers. It can be hard to figure out how much time to spend reading and writing - particularly with struggling readers and writers who may suffer and struggle through the process.  Here are
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