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Math Books Will Not Increase Your Test Scores

Math Books Will Not Increase Your Test Scores
It's tempting to think that taking a pre-calculus or calculus class will help your SAT® or ACT® test scores, but it's not true! My High Scho...
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Guest — Julie
Instead of CLEP (where you're not sure you'll pass, but you still have to pay every test), you can do ALEKS. It's $20/mo or $100/... Read More
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:56
Guest — Pat Wesolowski
Colleges grant college credit for ALEKS classes?
Friday, 15 September 2017 23:31
Lee Binz
Hi Teresa, There are two math CLEP Tests, college algebra and college mathematics. You can read more about those tests on the Coll... Read More
Friday, 01 September 2017 19:05
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May Homeschool Calendar Reminders

May Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Wow! We're already well into May! Can you believe it? Are you on track? Here are some calendar reminders for you to check your homeschool goals agains...
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What Is The Correct Math Sequence in High School?

What Is The Correct Math Sequence in High School?
So, a question many high school homeschool families ask when planning to teach math is, "what is the order of math classes in high school?" Questions may be as specific as "is geometry higher than algebra 2?", "what comes after algebra 2?", or "what grade do you take geometry?" For most students, what comes first doesn't matter. The most important thing is that your child is learning math consistently each year. What is the order of math...
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Guest — lili
Hi, so I got business math after I finished geometry and I was supposed to get algebra 2. Is this supposed to happen?
Saturday, 17 October 2020 00:36
Robin
Hi Lili, It may be that Algebra 2 was not a good match for you. For my son who was going toward an engineering degree, we went th... Read More
Sunday, 18 October 2020 23:30
Guest — CJ
WA state does not require 4 years of math for high school graduation. taken from: https://www.seattleschools.org/academics/colle... Read More
Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:23
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[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts

[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts
Do you have a Junior? You'll want to practice college application essays this year! To help you, I'm giving you my ebook, 75 College Application ...
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Why It's Important to Teach Teens Good Sleep Habits

Why It's Important to Teach Teens Good Sleep Habits
 Don't you wish there was a book called "Getting Your Teen to Sleep at Night" or perhaps "7 Highly Effective Sleep Habits of Healthy Teens"? Ther...
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Sticker Price $46,250, but After College Scholarships, Only $200

Sticker Price $46,250, but After College Scholarships, Only $200
Let's talk about college scholarships. Every family, that has a child going to college, wants them, but they seem to be so elusive! Let me introd...
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How to Homeschool During a Family Crisis

How to Homeschool During a Family Crisis
Family crisis. It can happen to anybody at any time. Sometimes, crisis happens nationally (as we're experiencing with Covid-19) or sometimes it is in your immediate family. Are you prepared to homeschool during a family crisis?  What is a homeschool parent to do? Everyone has them at some time or other.  Even those perfect homeschool families, who show up at conventions in matching outfits, with perfectly-behaved children.  Some kind of family crisis is likely to pop...
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Help for Homeschooling Middle School

Help for Homeschooling Middle School
Many parents feel anxious about homeschooling middle school. Parents can find themselves suddenly staring across the breakfast table at strangers. Del...
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The 3 Most Important Scholarship Tips

The 3 Most Important Scholarship Tips
Every year some perfectly wonderful homeschool students miss out on college scholarships. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Read on to find out my 3 most important scholarship tips to help your student! Missing out doesn't have to happen to you! In addition to the 3 most important scholarship tips, you can earn more homeschool scholarships by 'clipping college coupons'! These 9 “coupons” you can clip to earn homeschool scholarships, reduce college costs, and...
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High School Tests During Coronavirus Pandemic

High School Tests During Coronavirus Pandemic
Due to social distancing requirements, and the possibility of further school closures, parents and students are struggling to provide college admissio...
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The Coronavirus and College Admission Update

The Coronavirus and College Admission Update
Homeschoolers, and families that are forced homeschoolers, are faced with canceled college admission tests and colleges have closed their ca...
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Guest — Jaime Goodman
Everything seems to be on hold for my graduating senior. The idea of a gap year had occurred to me but what does that even look li... Read More
Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:50
Lee Binz
Hi Jaime! A gap year can be doing anything helpful, not just missions or travel. So working as an essential worker totally would c... Read More
Friday, 17 April 2020 20:04
Lee Binz
What a blessing to see your name today Ann! I'm so glad your family is safe and healthy. Thanks for your encouragement again, afte... Read More
Thursday, 09 April 2020 17:01
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Is Apologia Science Rigorous Enough for the College-Bound?

Is Apologia Science Rigorous Enough for the College-Bound?
Are Apologia science textbooks rigorous enough for college-bound students?  Sure, they are popular with homeschoolers, but how GOOD are they as science books? Are Apologia science textbooks fairly rigorous, for college-bound students?  I've heard a few conflicting reports...~Jill in SeattleApologia is a very rigorous college prep series.  I don't usually recommend specific curriculum, because I know it's all about "fit" more than a textbook.  When it comes to science, though, I had such success with the...
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Lee Binz
Hi Jen! YES they are WELL prepared. No additional content needed - the study guide for the test is enough. And a student should al... Read More
Friday, 21 February 2020 17:25
Guest — Jen Gaerthofner
Thank you for taking the time to answer! I appreciate your time and advice.
Friday, 21 February 2020 19:05
Guest — Jen
Can anyone speak to whether or not this Bio text prepares students well for testing like the ACTs? I wonder if there isn't some a... Read More
Friday, 21 February 2020 16:23
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Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!

Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!
Let me guess.... You KNOW that you should get your homeschool transcript done now, but you really don't want to do it. You know you should, but it doe...
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Sending Homeschool Transcripts for Senior Year Applications

Sending Homeschool Transcripts for Senior Year Applications
Is your child's transcript up to date?  Even if their transcript looks great on paper, it can be confusing to figure out how to submit a homeschool transcript when you are filling out college applications during the fall of senior year. Let me give you a few quick tips to make your college admission process easier. Homeschool transcripts aren't hard to make. They do, however, take time to make. And, it is a good idea to...
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The Basics of High School Electives for Homeschoolers

The Basics of High School Electives for Homeschoolers
Electives are subjects your children do on their own and they aren't always something you assign. You'll learn how to put high school e...
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