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  1. Every time I read about unwanted in-laws I wonder if I am the only one feeling sadness. I have young boys. I would be devastated if one day my visits were received in such a way. They are family. Tell them to lay off the kids and enjoy the family. Time will come when we will lose our parents and all we will have are memories. 😞
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    Compass Prep's NMF discussion

    I know what you are saying, but there is also just plain human error (musread something...).
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    Designing a course

    Maybe not for classes with official grades, but those without any outside accountability, I am going to keep proofs.
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    Designing a course

    Well, my Economists are all neatly piled up in the corner and growing. 😂 On a serious note, I plan on keeping most written output until after I put him on plane to college. 🙂
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    Designing a course

    I know I am a little paranoid, but I have heard of UCs auditing some students. I plan on keeping all tests, papers, and syllabi.
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    Designing a course

    Yes, this would be an interest driven elective in addition to a standard English and history courses. Thank you for the link!
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    Designing a course

    @lewelma May I ask how you write out assessment section? You can PM me if you don’t want to disclose.
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    Designing a course

    @lewelma this is very, very helpful! Thank you!
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    Designing a course

    Actually I would love to only assign reading and discussion, but I am worried that won't be "creditworthy." This course should be a light elective in addition to a very heavy load, so I am only planning on assigning writing because I thought I had to. So written output isn't a requirement of sorts for a high school class?
  10. For a history (regular, art, or music) course that is more narrowly targeted on a time period or an event, can you help me figure out how much written output to assign to make it a creditworthy high school level course? Actually in this case I want to design a half a credit course, just one semester. I can put together the reading list that would be appropriate for a semester long course, but what about written output? How many papers and/or exams should I be planning? Is it possible to do 2-3 short papers (3 pages or so) or maybe assign one longer research paper?
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    More Changes to Advanced Placement

    There are number of Homeschool organizations nationwide. I really wish they could lobby on behalf of homeschoolers for better access to AP exams. This has been a continuous problem and there is no reason everybody couldn’t come out as a winner - CB makes more money, homeschoolers get an exam, school districts could charge proctoring fees and make some $ as well.
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    Compass Prep's NMF discussion

    I think it’s unfair either way. Not everybody in CA live in overprivileged Bay Area.
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    Compass Prep's NMF discussion

    Also why is National Merit by state? I mean there are kids of all sorts of backgrounds in any state, so just because Bay Area is populated with geniuses doesn’t mean the rest of the state is equally competitive. Same with MA and NY. Seems unfair about how significant difference is in a cutoff. I never paid attention before this thread to any of this.
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    Compass Prep's NMF discussion

    But if everybody’s score was lower, then wouldn’t the threshold be lower?
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    AP Biology

    I thought I read here that CTY AP Bio was good. I can’t remember whose kid took it though.
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