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2 Critical Keys for College Success

2 Critical Keys for College Success
There are two critical keys for college success, and neither involves the core subjects of reading, writing, and math.   #1 How to StudyAfter they’d had a few years of college experience, I asked my sons what I should say to people who are preparing their kids for college, and they told me that parents should teach their students how to study. Your goal in high school is not to "teach" your children; the goal is...
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The PSAT is this week!

The PSAT is this week!
The time for studying for the PSAT has ended.  Now is the time to relax. At this point, you have done your best to prepare.  Even if you haven't, you can't really cram for a standardized test, and you don't want to stress out your children anyway.Stop worrying.  Relax.  Deep breath in...  deep breath out.....Remember what PSAT stands for.  PRE or PRACTICE test for the SAT.  That's all!  It's just practice.  It's not the Superbowl.  It's...
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Guest — Lee
You're welcome Ann! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 15 October 2012 18:44
Guest — Ann
Thanks, Lee! Very timely reminders!
Monday, 15 October 2012 18:14
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School Strategy for Little (and not so little) Boys

School Strategy for Little (and not so little) Boys
When my boys were little, we took a lot of car trips. We would stop at almost every rest stop, and have the boys run races with Daddy. Sometimes they would throw the ball or chase the dog. The exercise seemed to get them settled down again, for another long stint in the car. We used the same strategies when the boys were doing high school work. We had them become involved with sports: soccer, swim...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Christy, I'm sure these strategies would work with kinesthetic girls, too, but it does seem like the majority of boys really d... Read More
Monday, 19 May 2008 08:48
Guest — Christy
I did this when they were younger. I'd have them go outside and run around the yard X times. Thanks for the reminder that I can s... Read More
Monday, 19 May 2008 05:25
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CLEP Study Helps - Part 2

CLEP Study Helps - Part 2
Once we determined that they knew enough to pass a CLEP, then we started to study for the test so that they would get a good score. It seemed like the REA books were the best prep once we go to that stage.   We used CLEP exams only for the things they already "sorta knew." So, typically, just reading through the REA book and taking the practice tests was enough, since they already were able...
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Guest — pyngthyngs
Lee, I agree with you about the REA CLEP Study Guides. They are high quality and do a great job of preparing homeschoolers or any... Read More
Friday, 16 May 2008 12:29
Guest — Yvonne
Thanks, Lee!
Saturday, 10 May 2008 14:17
Guest — Lee
Yvonne, Here is what the Amazon website says: "Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists... Read More
Friday, 09 May 2008 18:09
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With my impecable 20/20 hindsight, I wish I would have had long, long talks and intense reading assignments about the importance of SLEEP!!  My sons have not given me a drop of concern about drugs, sex, violence, or even healthy eating.  Now that they are in college, the place where they seem to be dropping the ball is SLEEP.Teach your babies the value of SLEEP.  It can help you think, it can make you nicer, it...
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Guest — Lee
Jan, Jan, Jan! You must know my kids! They do ALL those things! I have absolutely positively NO ideas about getting my college ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 06:00
Guest — Jan
This is all so true! My ds has been taking all nighters before every major test this year (his freshman year in college). He eve... Read More
Tuesday, 06 May 2008 18:36
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