Homeschoolers and College Admissions

Homeschoolers and College Admissions

One of the most important myths to dispel about homeschooling is that homeschoolers cannot go to college. They are, in fact, often sought after by some universities. To learn more about how homeschoolers can navigate the college admissions process, I spoke with Gen and Kelly Tanabe, founders of Supercollege. As Harvard graduates, they are the authors of 14 books including Get into Any College, 50 […]

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The Beginning, the Middle, and The End: The Essay Format

Years ago, when I was in college studying composition in order to become an English teacher and teach others about composition, a teacher boiled down the rules of essay writing to this:   Tell readers what you’re going to tell them   Tell them   Tell them what you just told them In other words, provide an introduction, the body, and then the conclusion. It sounds simple, but […]

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Essay Writing: To Entertain, to Inform, or To Persuade

You’ve heard it before (and chances are, you’ll hear it again). When you work with your kids on essay writing, they need to keep in mind all of the rules for punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Following the basic essay format (introduction/body/conclusion) is a given as well.  Before the lesson is over and you assign an essay, however, there is one more skill that should be […]

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The Need to Write

The Need to Write

Deciding what subjects to cover when you homeschool is daunting—to say the least. It is not a static decision either. What you choose to use today, you might add to or delete tomorrow. What works for child #1 may not have a chance with child #2.  This one may adore algebra, while this one may run screaming in the opposite direction at the very thought. […]

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