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Mr. D Math Live SAT Boot Camp

Mr. D Math Live SAT Boot Camp

Mr.D Math Live SAT Boot Camp is a 6 week course that prepares high school students for the math portion of the SAT. They will learn test taking strategies, review formulas they’ll need to memorize, take practice tests and more! A Review from Starts At Eight

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Thiel College Equestrian Studies

Thiel College Equestrian Studies

Have a teen looking for college options? Want a college that is homeschool friendly? If you have one like my teen you are looking for a college that offers equine studies. Thiel College offers over 60 areas of study, including Equestrian Studies. The Nuts & Bolts Thiel College is a private, homeschool-friendly college, located in(…)

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Helpful Tips for Working While In College

Helpful Tips for Working While In College

Most kids that head off to college will find themselves working while in college. Not only do they need to cover the cost of tuition and books, but they still want to go out, eat out, buy new clothes, etc. While many will get scholarships and take on student loans, most will still need to(…)

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Online CLEP Test Prep with Study.com

Online CLEP Test Prep with Study.com

The cost of college grows exponentially each and every year. In our house we ensure each of our children can complete at least a two year degree without debt. One of the ways we do this is by using CLEP tests as a means of earning college credit for less. Want to know what a(…)

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The Smartest Way to Pay for College

The Smartest Way to Pay for College

Today we have a special guest to talk with us about the smartest way to pay for college – youth expert and professional speaker, Anthony ONeal, who just released his new book and accompanying video for teens, Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can‚Äôt Afford to Make in College. In this new book, Anthony guides(…)

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The CLT: A New College Admissions Exam

The CLT: A New College Admissions Exam

As¬†the¬†new¬†SAT¬†makes¬†its¬†way¬†to¬†colleges¬†and¬†universities¬†across¬†the¬†U.S.,¬†students¬†and educators¬†are¬†scrambling¬†to¬†ensure¬†they¬†are¬†prepared¬†for¬†what¬†promises¬†to¬†be¬†a¬†substantially different¬†test¬†than¬†the¬†previous¬†iteration¬†of¬†the¬†College¬†Board‚Äôs¬†gateway¬†to¬†higher¬†education. Written¬†to¬†align¬†with¬†the¬†Common¬†Core¬†Standards¬†being¬†taught¬†to¬†many¬†American¬†students,¬†the new¬†SAT¬†creates¬†a¬†dilemma¬†for¬†many¬†educators.¬†They¬†must¬†try¬†to¬†find¬†a¬†balance¬†between instilling¬†in¬†students¬†the¬†virtue¬†and¬†knowledge¬†necessary¬†to¬†form¬†a¬†well ¬≠rounded¬†student¬†and lifelong¬†learner,¬†and¬†conforming¬†their¬†teaching¬†to¬†the¬†rigid¬†body¬†of¬†knowledge¬†required¬†to succeed¬†on¬†the¬†SAT. But what if there was another option? Classic¬†Learning¬†Initiatives¬†(CLI)¬†in¬†Annapolis,¬†Md.,¬†has¬†created¬†the¬†Classic¬†Learning Test¬†(CLT),¬†the¬†first¬†new¬†college¬†admissions¬†exam¬†to¬†be¬†offered¬†since¬†the¬†debut¬†of¬†the¬†ACT¬†in 1959.¬†The¬†founders¬†of¬†CLI¬†recognize¬†that¬†the¬†SAT,¬†while¬†not¬†without¬†merit,¬†leaves¬†out¬†crucial aspects¬†of¬†a¬†true¬†¬†education.¬†Texts¬†featured¬†on¬†the¬†SAT¬†don‚Äôt¬†reflect¬†the¬†values¬†that¬†are¬†most cherished¬†by¬†home¬†and¬†private¬†educators.¬†CLI¬†believes¬†that¬†within¬†each¬†child¬†is¬†a¬†capacity¬†and thirst¬†for¬†unlocking¬†the¬†good,¬†the¬†true,¬†and¬†the¬†beautiful. Put¬†simply,¬†the¬†texts¬†featured¬†on¬†the¬†SAT,¬†and¬†ultimately¬†in¬†many¬†classrooms,¬†fail¬†to connect¬†students¬†to¬†the¬†goodness,¬†truth,¬†and¬†beauty¬†they¬†inherently¬†desire.¬†By¬†contrast,¬†the¬†CLT features¬†works¬†from¬†the¬†Western¬†tradition¬†by¬†authors¬†such¬†as¬†Plato,¬†C.S.¬†Lewis,¬†and¬†Martin Luther¬†King¬†Jr.¬†By¬†doing¬†so,¬†the¬†CLT¬†hopes¬†not¬†only¬†to¬†espouse¬†¬†a¬†love¬†of¬†deep¬†analytical thought¬†in¬†students,¬†but¬†also¬†to¬†be¬†accessible¬†to¬†students¬†from¬†all¬†educational¬†backgrounds. The¬†CLT¬†hopes¬†to¬†be¬†a¬†more¬†user¬≠ friendly¬†exam¬†as¬†well.¬†The¬†exam¬†is¬†taken¬†online¬†on¬†a student‚Äôs¬†computer¬†or¬†tablet,¬†and,¬†at¬†two¬†hours¬†in¬†length,¬†is¬†significantly¬†shorter¬†than¬†either¬†the SAT¬†or¬†the¬†ACT.¬†Students¬†are¬†also¬†free¬†to¬†move¬†between¬†the¬†exam‚Äôs¬†three¬†sections¬†(reading comprehension,¬†writing,¬†and¬†quantitative¬†reasoning),¬†as¬†well.¬†With¬†its¬†premiere¬†June¬†11th administration,¬†the¬†CLT¬†has¬†proven¬†itself¬†to¬†be¬†a¬†more¬†comfortable¬†and¬†accessible¬†exam¬†for students¬†to¬†complete.¬†Students¬†are¬†also¬†given¬†their¬†score¬†soon¬†after¬†submitting¬†their¬†exams, eliminating¬†the¬†anxious¬†wait¬†to¬†receive¬†test¬†scores! The CLT is a new, and the fastest growing college admissions exam in the country! For more information and to(…)

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