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Do I have to use CLEP Results on my Homeschool Transcript?

Do I have to use CLEP Results on my Homeschool Transcript?
Do you have to use CLEP on your transcript if you don't want to?"~LisaDear Lisa,You have SO MUCH freedom about your own personal homeschool transcript!  You can certainly leave CLEP tests off your transcript if you want to!Chapter 5 ofmy homeschool transcript e-book talks about how college courses can be used for college credit - and that is what a CLEP exam is.  Chapter 9 talks about how your homeschool transcript is the academic clearing house...
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Guest — Lee
Sue, My advice is that you don't take the test for real unless you are sure he can pass. Having a passing score helps, but it's ... Read More
Friday, 21 October 2011 15:55
Guest — Sue
thanks Lee. He took the practice test and scored just under passing. I have been on the fence about it....
Friday, 21 October 2011 15:52
Guest — Lee
Sue, When your child takes the test, you can choose ahead of time to send the score or not send the score. If you send scores la... Read More
Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:07
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Do I Have to Write Homeschool Course Descriptions?

Do I Have to Write Homeschool Course Descriptions?
Do I have to write course descriptions?  Maybe... maybe not.  The problem is that you may not know if you need them until you need them RIGHT NOW!Course descriptions are required by some colleges and optional for others.  I think it's probably a good idea to just write them so that you're ready for anything.  Others will wait until the bitter end, and then be in a rush when they realize they need it - but...
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Guest — Lee
This commercial interruption brought to you by Becky... LOL!!! Thanks, Becky! We now return to your regular programming. Blessi... Read More
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:35
Guest — Becky
I am using your book and doing them now... Becky
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:23
Guest — J W
Write course descriptions as you go - I like that tip. Thanks!
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 12:17
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Homeschool Record Keeping: Start by Starting!

Homeschool Record Keeping: Start by Starting!
How do you begin making a lifestyle change?  Whether it's dieting or high school record keeping, the answer is the same.  Start by Starting!  All the thinking and talking and learning in the world isn't going to change your behavior.  You have to take the first step IN ACTION.  You have to put your first foot forward when you start walking, and you have to start record keeping by STARTING.If you are ready to start record...
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Homeschool Recreational Sport - A Low Cost Option

Homeschool Recreational Sport - A Low Cost Option
My children played sports;  soccer, swimming, baseball.  The loved the physical activity!  Although we are proud of their achievements in sports, I can't say that either of my boys is the next Tiger Woods.  They enjoy, even love sports!  Although they have wonderful skills for recreational league soccer, for example, we didn't aspire for greatness in that arena.Recreational league sports are so fun!  They require minimal commitment, and they are less competitive than other teams.  There...
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Guest — J W
Matt, you are too funny! Boy, I wish we lived in the days where there were vacant lots and kids who got together to play sports j... Read More
Thursday, 12 March 2009 19:49
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Homeschool Record Keeping Video

Homeschool Record Keeping Video
Warning:  Do not watch this video if you are planning to hear me speak in person!I talk about Tubbies, Cubbies, and Binder Queens during many of my speeches, so I really don't want you to watch this video if you're going to be hearing me speak soon.  Otherwise, feel free to enjoy this short snip:Now remember, being Tubby has NOTHING to do with weight!  Being Tubby is a completely acceptable way to be!  Tubbies rule!Subscribe to...
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Guest — Lee
I would call you a binder queen :-) It's about having a section for each class, so that you can see what you're missing. When yo... Read More
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 09:08
Guest — J W
So what do you call someone at the "binder queen" level who uses file folders instead of 3-ring binders?
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 08:43
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Does your heart leap for joy? Then count your music credits!

Does your heart leap for joy? Then count your music credits!
Psalm 28:7The LORD is my strength and my shield;  my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.Have you looked at your homeschool and screamed "HELP!"  In my homeschooling high school mini-course, I asked parents to tell me their biggest question about homeschooling high school.   It's common for me to see a one word, panic-filled cry, "Help!" My mission is to help...
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Homeschool Records: From Zero To Binder Queen in 6 Seconds

Homeschool Records:  From Zero To Binder Queen in 6 Seconds
Hello,I joined your site recently and have only received two of the 5 part e-mail. I am anxious to read on. You have been a wealth of information to me and have eased my mind tremendously. I have a seventh grader and am not a record keeper. Administrative tasks, just thinking about them, have me breaking out in hives. I'm gifted and creative in the area of teaching and putting together our course of action, but...
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Guest — Katherine
Hi Lee, Organization is not easy for me and portable file boxes have been a life saver. I have a box for each child's school yea... Read More
Saturday, 07 February 2009 04:06
Guest — Lee
Hi Robin, Here is a link to the article: http://www.thehomescholar.com/article_archive/2007_08_cubbiestubbiesandbinderqueens.htm... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2009 15:51
Guest — Robin E.
Lee, I recall an article of yours somewhere about tubs, binders, and another method of record keeping, but now I can't seem to fin... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2009 15:31
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Homeschool Transcript Not Necessary?

Homeschool Transcript Not Necessary?
Lee,finished the entire ebook, and I LOVED IT!!!  Thank you so, so much for all that you are doing.  I have needed support like you offer for a number of years now.  Most people I know are just putting their kids in high school because the task is overwhelming to them.  We have felt that homeschool tK-12th grade is the path for our family.  After talking to many parents who are done raising their children who...
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Guest — J W
I know the Home Scholar personally, and I can tell you, she's not scary!
Monday, 02 February 2009 21:21
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Thank you, Jill Bell!

Thank you, Jill Bell!
I received a very kind note from a mother who purchased my e-book on transcripts.  Here is what she said:I meant to tell you my thoughts on your e-book "The Easy Truth about Homeschool Transcripts." I must say that I was initially a bit unsure because many, way too many in my opinion, e-books about homeschooling are very poorly written. Can you imagine what it would be like to read an entire book that is written...
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Course Descriptions - Help is On the Way!

Course Descriptions - Help is On the Way!
I've been getting a lot of questions about course descriptions. People are asking me to create an e-book on creating a student comprehensive record, with downloadable templates for the course descriptions.  I do have a paperback, spiral bound book of course descriptions available now.  That book, the Comprehensive Record Solution, does have my ENTIRE homeschool records for one of my children.  That can be a great help when you are working on your own course descriptions. ...
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Guest — J W
Oooooooo, the portfolio book sounds great! I'm a pack rat when it comes to my kids school achievements, so I'll definitely need t... Read More
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 21:53
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"Man Gives Birth"...News at 11

Hi everyone, Matt here.First of all, on behalf of Lee and I, THANK YOU for making the launch of our new e-book such a wonderful experience.  We have already received a warm and encouraging response from many of you who are already enjoying the e-book and Gold Care Club.  Truthfully, I would say an e-book launch may be as close as I will ever get to pregnancy and giving birth, including "morning sickness," contractions, transition and,...
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Guest — Lee
I was just checking my blog, to make sure all was well, and I read this again. I have to say, I really DO think my husband is hil... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2008 08:31
Guest — lori@allyouhavetogive
Lee, I don't know how you do it...living with a guy as HYSTERICAL as Matt! These guys of ours....we've got great ones and YES..I... Read More
Monday, 15 December 2008 17:04
Guest — lori@allyouhavetogive
Lee and Matt! Thank you so much for making the process so painless for us...well, really for Scott. I've gotten the book downloade... Read More
Monday, 15 December 2008 17:02
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A Time of Discovery

A Time of Discovery
I wrote this in 2006:Our professor friend invited us to a lecture on economics at a downtown Seattle public policy Think Tank.  He said that Alex would love the lecture given by one of the architects of Reagonomics.   "I don't know why I never thought of it before, but Alex would just love Discovery Institute.  I guess I just didn't think of it until I saw the lecture on economics."  My husband took Alex to the...
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Guest — Nicole S
Hi Lee - I had a similar experience with my 14 yo dd. She was offered an internship at a very prestigious vet clinic in our area. ... Read More
Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:58
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Answering Your Biggest Question!

Answering Your Biggest Question!
***New Product!***New E-book by The HomeScholar!When I released my free mini-course,  "The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School," I slipped a question in at the end.  I asked, "What is your biggest question about homeschooling high school?"All I can say is "WOW!"  I was expecting a few questions and a few themes.  What I wasn't expecting was the FLOOD of worries, concerns and anxieties that came pouring my way.  It seems as though...
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Help with Homeschool Transcripts!

Help with Homeschool Transcripts!
I work with homeschoolers all across the country (and missionaries and military in other countries as well!)  I love to help parents translate a homeschooling experience into words that colleges understand!  Just so you are aware, I'm not a certified teacher, or an accredited school, and, I don't know laws in every State.  I'm a homeschool mother who knows how to "talk like a college."  I'll be glad to help in a parent-to-parent mentoring role.Here is...
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I'm Here When You Need Me!

I'm Here When You Need Me!
Feeling panicked?  Don't know where to start?  Not even sure what the questions are?  I can help!If you have a junior or senior, I suggest a telephone consultation so we can talk about your homeschool a bit.  Usually in 1-2 hours I can help you figure out exactly what to put on a transcript, including course titles, grades, and credit values.  You'll get information what to do next and how to plan your year.If you have...
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