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  1. NCAmusings

    Have AP tests gotten harder?

    I truly appreciate your responses. You have been very helpful!
  2. My young man is currently taking an AP Computer Science course online wherein the teacher’s aids are returning students from last year’s CS classes who received a score of 5 on the exam. They also tutor the students as needed. Being that there are approximately 46 students in the class, the aids/tutors are assigned to 7-ish students each; the instructor takes on the rest. Perhaps this type of set-up could be an option for your dd after she completes an AP course/exam?
  3. Any thoughts on... demonstration of mastery of a paragraph structure, essay structure, basic grammatical concepts, thesis statement, use of textual evidence, explanation, clear reasoning, and developing knowledge of rhetorical devices? Please, keep it coming!
  4. Agreed. His word selection was not the best at getting the point across. ? Thank you!
  5. Backing up to Physical Science, our local high school offers the option of a Physical Science course or Honors Physical Science course. The latter includes a lab and earns an additional 0.5 credit (college prep). Same with Biology—regular or honors (which is college prep, earning an additional 0.5 credit). However, their Honors Chemistry allots the additional 0.5 credit only if enrolled as a dual enrollment. Just interesting.
  6. When you give a full year credit for a science course, do you include the science lab in that credit (e.g., Biology with Lab – 1 credit) or assign a separate half-year credit to the lab (e.g., Biology – 1 credit, Biology Lab – 0.5 credit)?
  7. NCAmusings

    Encomium critique

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    Encomium critique

    Thank you! I'll do that.
  9. NCAmusings

    Encomium critique

    What does a gal need to do to get some help around here? LOL!
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  11. Looking at Scholé Academy's prerequisites for Rhetoric 1, it seems you'd want to have certain skills under one's belt before attempting it. If those are in check, then go for it! If not, then perhaps—since CAP recommends that The Argument Builder could be done in a trimester, one-semester—he could start 11th with The Argument Builder, and finish it with Rhetoric 1—since it also could be done in a one-semester course. That leaves plenty of time in 12th to finish Rhetoric 1 (if needed) as well as do Rhetoric 2. As for an alternative option to you grading his essays... I recently discovered that in lieu of a traditional online class, Scholé Academy offers weekly and supplemental tutoring:
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