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EKS last won the day on January 26 2013

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  1. Nothing. I didn't give high school credit for it in spite of the fact that my son used it between Algebra I (which I gave HS credit for) and geometry (which I also gave high school credit for).
  2. No, it used to be at the beginning.
  3. I don't include anything about output or grading criteria. I figure that's just opening up a can of worms.
  4. I walk alone in the woods all the time, and I see lots of single women doing the same. I has never occurred to me not to.
  5. The answer to this entire problem is to eliminate the essay and include an experimental section in every administration. And if there really is a demand for a "standardized" essay exam, it should be given separately, the way the subject tests are.
  6. I don't know anything about Wilson Hill. So, in your course descriptions you included all that stuff about instructor/student interaction and meeting times?
  7. I interpret "distance learning program" as a credit-granting online or correspondence school since it is listed in a series with "traditional secondary school" and "institute of higher education." I consider both WTM Academy and Derek Owens to be resources, since the parent is the one who grants the credit. However, I consider Oak Meadow, which is asynchronous, has no student interaction, and teacher interaction limited to email to fall into the "distance learning" category because it is accredited and grants credit. But I think that you can interpret it any way you want. So, for example, if my students were short on experiences with teachers other than me and had no outside classes in more traditional settings, I'd definitely put WTM Academy and Derek Owens on there. ETA: I interpreted it the way I explained in the first paragraph five years ago when the older kid applied to college, and there were no problems.
  8. My son was doing the same thing when he was doing Saxon. We switched to Singapore (you might like level 2 better), and all of the problems disappeared.
  9. Yeah, well, I had already written AP off when they got rid of the Oxford comma.
  10. I don't know what rm'ing is, but I would first try removing any formatting that isn't regular single spaced text and returns. Copy and paste that into the box in the Common App. Then use their tools to add italics and extra returns.
  11. Did he type it into the comment box directly or copy and past it from a word processing document like Word? If it is the latter (which I expect it is), try eliminating the italics in that document and then redoing them once he's pasted it into the comment box by using the tool there.
  12. I just uploaded my transcript and also the course description document as a second transcript. My transcript listed all courses my son had taken in high school. Then I had official transcripts sent separately from the other schools my son had attended.
  13. Have you ever heard of Druidawn? I admit to knowing very little about it except that it is like DnD and creative writing is an integral part of the game. My older son was a member of a Druidawn group when he was in sixth grade and it was the thing that got him really writing.
  14. My son applied to colleges in the fall of his gap year. He lived across the country, and we were able to communicate just fine via skype. If your son will be in a place with good internet, it should be ok as long as he is able to commit the time necessary to get it done. I'd have him get any major essays done before he goes though.
  15. I would leave the course info off the transcript and put it in your course descriptions. Make the titles of your home-based classes more descriptive so that they can be differentiated easily. With regard to course descriptions, when my older son applied to colleges five years ago, I was under the impression that I only needed course descriptions for the home-based courses because students in traditional schools don't need to do anything special with regard to that, so why would a homeschooler who has taken classes at those same schools? Well. That's apparently not the case because the Common App actually specifically asks for course descriptions (they say to list the "content") for outside courses. And just outside courses. Like, what the heck? And they still do. So this time around, I've made a course description document that has descriptions for all courses taken. I don't put any test scores on the transcript.
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