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December 2015
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  • How to Motivate Homeschool Teens and Rouse Slug-Slow Students

    One mom jokingly told me that her son's spirit animal was a sloth. We had a good giggle over that one, because I remember what it's like to try to motivate homeschool teens . And frankly, misery loves company!

    Misery also craves solutions. That's where this book comes in.  

    Need to light a fire under your unmotivated teen? Learn expert

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  • How to Write Essays in High School

    During Alex's first week at college, he came home and thanked me for a specific skill he learned when we were homeschooling. Believe it or not, he thanked me for teaching him how to write essays in high school, specifically a quick essay. 

     Learning to write a quick one or two page, hand-written essay is important for three reasons.

    1. Being able to
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  • How to Pick Your Battles With Your Teenager

    Teenagers. The very word can make adults shudder! Often the mere mention of the word is accompanied by a head shake or a groan. But it doesn't have to be that way. Pick your battles and have a little understanding with your teenager and you can go a long way in your homeschool!

    Resistance can look like many things in teenagers - from refusing to

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  • College Application Lexicon

    College application has it's own unique vocabulary.  As you look toward college admission, you'll notice you have many different choices on how to apply.  Here are the NACAC definitions of terms for different kinds of application plans.  If you need a primer on what "application" means, this blog post is for you.

    College Application Lexicon

    ADMISSION TERMS PER NACAC

    Non-Restrictive Application Plans: All

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