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 you can be very detailed in your grading description, and provide a chart with the scores on all 23 chapter tests and all 48 biology labs. That part is up to you.
I suggest this brief little format, just to help you keep things in order.
Subject Area (Math): Class Title (Algebra)
In this class the student will....
Primary Text Used
Textbook, author, publisher, year, etc.
Supplemental Texts and Resources
(Include field trips, supplements, any tutors or classroom information as well, if you prefer.)
Course Grade Description
(Short) Grading criteria: 1/3 tests, 1/3 lab, 1/3 daily work.
(Long) Insert a chart with all the details and test scores
Final grade = 97%, 4.0
I would love to help you create your course descriptions. How do you learn best?
Book lovers: Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships
is $24.95 on Amazon and you can circle, underline, and highlight whatever you want.
Detail-oriented parents: Comprehensive Record Solution
is on sale for $97, and it provides technical help, templates, ebooks of instruction, and cut & paste course descriptions.
Overwhelmed beginners: Homeschool Records That Open Doors FREE Class
, this is a in a stress-free, recorded online class, as easy as watching you tube video.
Brief overview: Comprehensive Homeschool Records: Put Your Best Foot Forward to Win College Admission and Scholarships
is just $2.99 on Kindle, and you can read it in an hour, during your lunch break.
Relational learners: The Gold Care Club
provides personal consultations, so you and I can discuss it together on the phone. I still suggest the book Setting the Records Straight
or Comprehensive Record Solution
, but relational learners may need a little more encouragement in person.