How to Prepare for the SAT Test is an important question to have answered as your child enters high school. Get all the ins & outs and study resources here!
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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(…)
We are knee deep in our second round of Homeschooling High School. There is lots of talk and focus on earning college credit in high school as well as the path to college and beyond. There are many ways to accomplish earning college credit: from AP courses to CLEP Exams, attending the local community college,(…)
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(…)
When you get beyond your concerns of homeschooling high school itself, you will find the next hurdle may pertain to college (or no college) depending on your child. Does my child want to go to college? If so, what is their plan? How do we prepare for college? Two or four year schools? Our first(…)
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’t Afford to Make in College. In this new book, Anthony guides(…)
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’s 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’t 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’s 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’s 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(…)
In the last sixty-three years, the SAT has only undergone one major change in 2005 when the test added a grammar and essay-based Writing score. Well just 11 years later, another new SAT is here and the time to start preparing is fast approaching! This new “college-readiness assessment” will more closely align with Common Core(…)
The month of May is AP testing season. Kids across the nation all sit for each AP test at the exact same time, and they are only offered that one time each year. This year my homeschool high school student prepared for and took the AP English Language & Composition Exam. I recently wrote all(…)
Tis the season of AP Exams. Every year in May, across the United States, kids are sitting for AP Exams in various subjects. But what is an AP Exam? What will earning AP Credit do for your high school student? Read on and let me tell you! I am graduating my first child from our(…)