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Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation

Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation
Parents need to keep the academic records for their teens after graduation. They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 ye...
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Creating Long Course Descriptions from Co-Op Class Info

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Did you know that you can create long course descriptions from Co-Op class info? Yep! Course descriptions describe your homeschool class that eve...
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Create Your Magnum Opus of Homeschooling

Create Your Magnum Opus of Homeschooling
Lisa wrote to share about her success with the Comprehensive Record Solution, testifying that it provided a holistic picture of her child that resulte...
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How to Create a Collage of Awesomeness [with Free Ebook]

How to Create a Collage of Awesomeness [with Free Ebook]
Including Delight Directed Learning in your homeschool is so important! It can help shape and mold the career goals of your child, lead to great exper...
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Colleges May Require, Request, or Appreciate Course Descriptions

Colleges May Require, Request, or Appreciate Course Descriptions
Most colleges require, request, or appreciate course descriptions. Most parents plan ahead, by having course descriptions ready for college admission....
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3 Writing Prompts for Course Descriptions

3 Writing Prompts for Course Descriptions
3 Writing Prompts for Course Descriptions Course descriptions are a 5th grade writing assignment. It's true! We taught our 5th graders to write a desc...
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6 Tips for Tough Course Descriptions

6 Tips for Tough Course Descriptions
6 Tips for Tough Course Descriptions Getting course descriptions done can seem overwhelming.  But, it doesn't have to be! Follow my 6 steps liste...
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How to Avoid Writing Homeschool High School Course Descriptions

How to Avoid Writing Homeschool High School Course Descriptions
How to Avoid Writing Homeschool High School Course Descriptions I’m a huge advocate of parents creating homeschool course descriptions and transcripts, and I have all sorts of great resources on my website to help even the most intimidated and overwhelmed parent do this. But I also realize that some people won’t get around to. Although many, if not most, colleges like course descriptions to accompany a homeschool student’s transcript, there are several strategies for those who...
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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 you can...
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Writing a Course Description for Chorus

Writing a Course Description for Chorus
Writing a Course Description for Chorus Cindy was working on her course descriptions (go, team, go!!!) and got stuck with music class.  I would like to count all the singing our youth group does as Choir but not sure how to write it on a course description or on the transcript. How can I best represent this in a transcript and Course description. Oh yeah, they do a drama in the performance too!It's so common for...
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How to Remember Course Description Details

How to Remember Course Description Details
How to Remember Course Description Details Many moms feel anxious that they will not remember to include everything in the course descriptions and reading lists. Do you feel the same way? Making your comprehensive records every year is a HUGE step in the right direction. Every spring, sit yourself down and update your homeschool transcript for each child. Then, write course descriptions for each class on the transcript. You heard me. Each class. You don't have...
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Creating Course Descriptions for Classes Without a Curriculum

Creating Course Descriptions for Classes Without a Curriculum
Creating Course Descriptions for Classes Without a Curriculum Are you working on your homeschool high school course descriptions? Creating course descriptions can be fairly straight forward when you are using a standard curriculum or textbook. It's a little more challenging when you are flying free. What do you include for classes with no textbook or formal curriculum?Realistic ExpectationsCourse descriptions simply communicate the content of each class. The first step is to have realistic expectations. When looking for inspiration...
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How to Earn $1600 an Hour Writing Course Descriptions

How to Earn $1600 an Hour Writing Course Descriptions
  If your homeschool family is struggling to make the time to write course descriptions, this might be a good blog post to share with your spouse.If you had the perfect job, working from home, loving your children, how much could you earn per hour, do you think? Traci found out that her job as a homeschool parent was actually earning her WELL over minimum wage. Can you believe it? $1600/hour for working on her homeschool...
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Capture Learning for High School Credit

Capture Learning for High School Credit
You can put FUN on your homeschool transcript! Did you know that? It's such a freeing concept! High school credits created for fun will be the easiest your child will ever earn. Your children do something for fun, you count the hours they work, and give them appropriate credit on their transcript. Easy-peasy! Capture Learning for High School Credit Evelyn wrote an example, so you can see how it works in real life....I have been following your blog and newsletter...
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College Admission Classes at a College Fair

College Admission Classes at a College Fair
Homeschool conventions are continuing education classes for parents, right? Well, when you attend a college fair, you will notice how they are remarkably similar to homeschool conventions. In fact, when you attend a college fair, you will probably have the opportunity to take some classes or workshops while you are there.  I encourage you to take those classes!  College applications are important, and the more you know about it, the more likely you are to get college...
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