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  • Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades

    I don't recommend weighting grades. It makes it harder for colleges, and colleges tend to like you more if you make their job easier.  Here is the problem, every high school has a different policy on weighting grades.

    Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades


    For an "Honors" or AP class, some high schools will add 1.0 to the grade - so the highest grade possible is a 5.0
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  • Homeschooled Adult Renounces Faith

    Joshua Harris is no longer a Christian. Sad news for the homeschool community.

    Joshua Harris is the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye and is the adult child of well known homeschool speaker. His father, Gregg Harris, is often considered one of the founders of the modern homeschool movement. A former homeschool speaker, Joshua Harris was an outspoken evangelical pastor

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  • Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results

     People are getting back their SAT scores now, and I know it can be a bit confusing. Let me give you the simple explanation for SAT essay score results.

    Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay .

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      SAT Essay scores are confusing to interpret because the College

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  • How to Confidently Grade Your Teen's Essays and Narratives

    One of the hardest parts of teaching writing  is knowing how to evaluate a paper. It seems like such risky business—a subjective effort characterized by inconsistency and wild guesses. Last week we might have let an error slip by, yet this week we’ll  red-pencil  that same mistake with a vengeance.

    One thing is certain:  Arbitrary grading will never help your student become

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