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What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?

What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?
What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator? Sometimes homeschooling high school can feel overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and panic-inducing. What is the difference between "pedagogy" and "pet a doggy" anyway? And does it even matter? Well, statistics show that homeschoolers do a better job of educating their children regardless of the parent's educational background. That means knowing words like "pedagogy" isn't going to make your children better.   So, if you are trying to weigh the...
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How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best?

How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best?
How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best? I've explained in a earlier blog post the 3 Ingredients of a Great Course Description : a paragraph about what you did, a list of what you used, and a description of how you graded. Within those suggestions, you have a LOT of latitude! You can have a very SHORT description about your grades, and say only "1/3 tests, 1/3 lab, 1/3 daily work." Or...
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How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Transcript

How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Transcript
Follow the 6 steps below to put dual enrollment on your child's transcript. This post will tell you how to put dual enrollment on a transcript. Want to see what a scholarship-winning transcript actually looks like? Click to download The HomeScholar Record Keeping Samples Choose an acronym Create an acronym for each college or high school location where your child took classes. Like this: HCC = Highline Community College I like using the CC part of...
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Ami Brainerd
Kathleen, I had the same understanding. Maybe different colleges have different systems/designations. I don't know any local unive... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2019 21:16
Lee Binz
Each high school across the nation may assign credits for dual enrollment differently. That makes it confusing for homeschoolers w... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2019 22:07
Lee Binz
If English 103 and English 104 are each full college courses (4, 5, or 6 credits) - according to Lee's definition - they would eac... Read More
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Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar

Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar
Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar Recently I worked with Andrew Pudewa of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) on a series of classes teaching parents how to determine high school credit for IEW products. We’ve known each other for many years and collaborated together on a number of projects before, and it's always fun. This time I enjoyed chatting with him about my Total Transcript Solution. This is what Andrew had to say: “If I...
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Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year

Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year
Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year Wow, some families get all the luck! I got this message from a mom who got an AMAZING college offer for her daughter. Check it out - their college experience will only cost $400 per year! You can't even have a child live with you at HOME for that little money! Woo hoo!!!     Dear Lee, I wanted to thank you, SO MUCH, for your guidance and expertise ! In...
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South Carolina Wins the Wacky GPA Prize!

South Carolina Wins the Wacky GPA Prize!
South Carolina Wins the Wacky GPA Prize! And the winner is... South Carolina Public Schools! They get the prize for the silliest, most nonsensical grading scale conversion! Do not be fooled - this is NOT a requirement for homeschoolers. This is a public school grading scale, not a reason for more gray hairs, ladies. My intention is NOT to make fun of a public school system or anything, but let's take a look at it and...
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Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating

Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating
Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating You know how bad things can happen to good people? Well, massive yearlong cheating can happen within good families, even with sweet children. While uncommon, it does sometimes happen. There are things you can do once you recognize a problem - and things everyone can do to prevent it from happening to them. What do to when you recognize the problem These are different options that parents have when...
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Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School

Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School
Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School Here are 16 resources for the BIG GAME we call homeschool high school. Read these tips for each step of the way. Each section has an article and resource, if you want some encouragement. Learn how you have the home field advantage as you homeschool through high school. Tailgate Party = Elementary School Learn to love learning True socialization Article: 6 Ways to Declare Homeschool Independence Book:...
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I Cherish Your Reviews!

I Cherish Your Reviews!
I Cherish Your Reviews! One of my coffee break books has 25 reviews, and has earned 4.8 out of 5 stars, but you know what? It just got another review! Listen to this! College Scholarships for High School Credit: Learn and Earn With This Two-for-One Strategy! You can find my whole series of books on Amazon: The HomeScholar's Coffee Break Book series Book Series. I really appreciate the reviews I get on Amazon. If you have...
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Guiding Your Child Through College Applications

Guiding Your Child Through College Applications
Guiding Your Child Through College Application It's tempting to think you can let your child go to fill out college applications, and they will be mature enough to handle it from there, but that's not how it normally happens. There are so many details, deadlines, and complicated forms, it's difficult for a young adult to figure out the system. Working on it without help can make a difference in scholarship awards. The help of a parent...
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Declare your Homeschool Independence!

Declare your Homeschool Independence!
Declare your Homeschool Independence! Learn why "old-fashioned" homeschooling is still your best bet for growing passionate learners! Homeschool independently and take your life back! Instead of a "one-size-fits-all" assembly line education, choose the freedom to teach your children at their pace and consistent with your values. Pursue happiness while homeschooling, instead of pursuing the busyness so common in our society. This brand new kindle book will allow you to be a fearless leader in your homeschool...
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Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships

Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships
Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships It can seem pretty scary to be overseas as a missionary, and at the same time want your homeschooled teen to come back to the US for college admission. But guess what? It's possible! And homeschool parents just like you are successful! Check out this letter from Nancy, a missionary mom in the Philippines. See what tips you can glean from her, to help you as you...
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High School Centered Around Interests

High School Centered Around Interests
High School Centered Around Interests Tricia wrote to share her graduation story. Read about her success overcoming obstacles, and creating a high school centered around the interests of her daughter. You'll be so encouraged today!   I would love to share the story of my recent graduate from Homeschool because ours is such a testimony of what God can do when we don't see how it will ever work out! We recently graduated our second daughter...
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How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum

How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum
How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum I pride myself on writing the way that I talk, to make my books approachable and easy to understand. I figure the less you work to read my books, the more information you will learn. I know parents have different learning styles, and like to learn in different ways, so I try to provide books, videos, and social-interaction services that will fit everyone's learning style. But to do...
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Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs

Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs
Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs I got a wonderful letter from a member, and she was very specific about why she felt her daughter got a huge, Huge, HUGE scholarship that covered a full 93% of the cost of attending college! Here is the short version, in case you are in a hurry, but need to know what Kathleen did to become so successful. Executive summary for busy parents Start your transcript early - learn...
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