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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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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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Will More Tests Increase Options?

Will More Tests Increase Options?
Will More Tests Increase Options? Jasmine was doing some research on college counselors, and found my YouTube Tip of the Week " Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor? " "My daughter took the SAT twice, receiving 2250 and 2280 (thanks to your excellent tips!) consecutively. Some people have advised her to take the ACT (some saying that her SAT score is still too low for highly selective colleges, others saying that a high ACT...
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From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers

From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers
Success! I love it when people write to say THANK YOU and share their successes! I got this awesome note from Jen in Pennsylvania. Read some of her tips, and see what you can glean from her experiences today. From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey. I've been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has...
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Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens

Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens
So many moms are scared and nervous about college admission policies. Don't be! Policies are constantly changing, and that YOU can influence change in the positive direction!  Be a positive force for homeschooling.  Ask the question.  State the obvious.  Colleges WILL listen to you! Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens    "Following a college tour today, we met with an admissions counselor to get specific details about their admissions policy for homeschoolers. He told me...
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7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships

7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships
7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships Where are you in the homeschool journey right now? Are you feeling panicky? Overwhelmed? You KNOW you can just reach out and get some help, right? And one day maybe you will report back, shouting from the rooftops about getting 7 college acceptance letters and generous scholarships! I just got the sweetest note from Lois, thanking me for her son's success with college admission and scholarships.         I want...
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When Should Students Take College Admission Tests?

When Should Students Take College Admission Tests?
When Should Students Take College Admission Tests? Wondering when your child should take college admission tests such as the PSAT, SAT, or ACT? Click on Lee's video, below ( or here ) to find out! When will your child be taking a college admission test? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! Get general strategies and study tips for all the major...
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How to Say NO to College Offers

How to Say NO to College Offers
May 1st is the National Candidate Reply Date - the day you must say NO to some great college offers. How, exactly, do you do that? Easy - use this template! Sample letter to reject a college admission offer Dear Ms. Name (or Admissions Office): I am writing in response to your offer of admission to the (Name of) University. I appreciate your interest in me, but I regret to inform you that I will not...
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Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships
Persistence can pay off with real money and big-time scholarships! A homeschooler was kind enough to share her success on my Facebook page. Her story is more like two successes, combined into one magnificent story. In the first half of the story, she tells us about her child, struggling to earn college scholarships based on her SAT score. My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I...
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Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College!

Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College!
Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College Does the thought of paying for college scare you? Your children can help pay for college, too! Click on Lee's video, below ( or here ) to find out how. Have you had a chat with your child about how they can help pay for college? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!...
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Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records

Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records
Provide colleges with the information they need! Going beyond the transcript can improve your chance of earning scholarships.  A transcript may be the cornerstone of admission, but colleges want more if you expect them to give you scholarship money. They generally like to see more comprehensive homeschool records. Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records Samples of student work are the icing on the cake, the yummy dessert of comprehensive homeschool records. I provided three writing...
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How Colleges Rate Students

How Colleges Rate Students
How colleges rate students is based on different statistics. Those statistics then determine how well the colleges are rated by US News and World Report.  When colleges look at applicants, they are trying to rate students based on who will improve their statistics in the long run. For the best chance of college admission and scholarships, you want to prove to the colleges that you will make their statistics better when you attend. You are trying to prove with facts, and...
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Learn 100% About One College

Learn 100% About One College
What Colleges Want It's difficult to find out exactly what colleges want, because they are all different. Instead of the stress of figuring out what ALL colleges want, try to figure out what your number one college is and learn 100% about ONE college. Get to know absolutely everything about them. Learn their preferences and visit that college for sure. Then tailor your remaining homeschool years to meet their requirements.  In all of your communications, show them you love...
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Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes

Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes
How important is a foreign language? I don’t know about you, but I’m not one of those people who naturally picks up foreign languages. I did learn some Latin along with my kids, but I had to study hard to stay ahead of them, and eventually I realized that they were passing me up no matter how hard I tried! I don’t feel too bad, though, because there are many adults who don’t know a foreign language. ...
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Finding a Good College Fit

Finding a Good College Fit
Finding a Good College Fit How do you find the best college fit? Click on Lee's video, below ( or here ) to learn how to assess colleges and find the right one for your child. Are you in the midst of finding a college for your child? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! If you need help with finding a...
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