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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding on a Degree Major

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding on a Degree Major

When I arrived on campus for my first time, I had my degree major already selected. I knew I wanted political science. Everything in high school had been geared towards it. Fast forward seven years and I never finished it. Instead, I had majored in business and history, switched over and completed my Master of Divinity, and finally I am working in tech at a...

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What Your Teen Needs to Know About Choosing a Science Fair Topic

What Your Teen Needs to Know About Choosing a Science Fair Topic

Science projects are infamous for involving the parents more than the students. I will never forget the time I spent with my dad working on one specific project. It was for a local home school group’s science fair and it deepened my relationship with my dad as well as taught me some valuable critical thinking skills. Here are some things to think about when deciding...

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How to Include Grandparents in Your Family’s Homeschool

How to Include Grandparents in Your Family’s Homeschool

Growing up I was blessed with grandparents that lived down the street. Three nights a week we would spend at their house with the main rule being that we had to be back by eight o’clock the next morning so we could start school. So little of an education happens in the classroom that grandparents can be teachers and educators themselves. Mine definitely were. If...

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4 Tips for Teaching Your Teen to Drive Safely

4 Tips for Teaching Your Teen to Drive Safely

When it comes to teaching your teens to drive, safety is the most important consideration. Here are a few tips to teach your teens to drive safely, so that you can relax and enjoy the ride.


3 Things to Remember for a Productive Fall Semester

3 Things to Remember for a Productive Fall Semester

With the crisp fall weather comes a renewed interest in learning and academic achievement, and fall is often the most productive time for students and parents. Ready to make this fall semester your most productive ever? Here are three tips to help your family get started. Write it Down! One of the easiest ways to get a handle on your time management skills is to...

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How to Help a Slow Reader Succeed at College Studies

How to Help a Slow Reader Succeed at College Studies

Reading is a skill your teens have been working on for many years now, but as they prepare for college-level work, the reading load becomes heavier and more difficult. For some teens, the extra work is a welcome challenge, but slow readers may struggle to keep up. In fact, many students find that they are unable to finish their reading assignments in the allotted time-frame....

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How to Write a Five-Paragraph College Essay

How to Write a Five-Paragraph College Essay

The five-paragraph essay is the basic starting point for college essay writing. It’s a widely accepted essay format, is used in many college English classes, and is also the type of essay you’ll write as part of the CLEP College Composition exam. While there are many useful formats for writing college-level essays, the five-paragraph essay is an effective model to follow as you develop and...

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Practical Tips for Highly Successful High School Students

Practical Tips for Highly Successful High School Students

What does it take to be highly successful in high school? It’s not a photographic memory or a genius IQ. Dedication and perseverance will go a long way, but there are also a few practical tips you can follow to help you prosper — in high school and beyond. Here are some of our best tips for highly successful high school students. Make being a...

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What if Exam Credits Don’t Transfer?

What if Exam Credits Don’t Transfer?

Dual credit, particularly credit-by-exam, is a great way for homeschooled teens to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students who choose to earn credits using the credit-by-exam method have a broader path toward degree completion, and both CLEP and DSST exam credits are widely accepted at colleges and universities throughout the United States. But what if your teen’s college of choice...

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The Top 10 Benefits of Earning Dual Credit this Year

The Top 10 Benefits of Earning Dual Credit this Year

Wondering if earning dual credit should be part of your educational plan this year? Dual credit programs are a great way for high school students to get a head start on their college education, enabling them to earn high school and college credits at the same time. 1. Dual credit options provide a significant cost savings over a traditional college education. The cost of a...

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How Dual Credit at Home Nearly Cost Me My Life

How Dual Credit at Home Nearly Cost Me My Life

Hello. My name is Kimberly Snyder. I am a Dual Credit at Home student, and this is my story. I began my DCAH journey in July of 2014, just before the official start of my senior year in high school. Over the following 11 months, I accumulated 35 college credits through CLEP exams. It was pretty great. Very rewarding. I spent the following summer busy,...

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Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Family’s Back to School Shopping

Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Family’s Back to School Shopping

The end of summer is coming quick which means it’s back to school soon (for those of us that actually took a break!). You’ve started planning your homeschool curriculum for the year and are getting equipped with lesson plans and textbooks. But, you’re missing something. What about new pencils, notebook paper, rulers, and erasers? Your kids need these essentials, too. Being homeschooled doesn’t mean that...

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