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  1. Trying one more time:) Maybe this is a really new product? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
  2. I found today that Apologia has a video instruction dvd available with lab demonstrations, 20 hours of lecture, notes, etc. The instructor is Rusty Hughes. It's pricey. Worth the expense? Any experience out there? There's a video sample on their website.
  3. Yes, I tried that but there's no code or password in this one. Curious. When I called the company, they said someone there had a list of errata but he wasn't available. Maybe tomorrow. I found an error and want to know how many more I've missed.
  4. Does anyone know where to find a list of the errata for Apologia texts? Specifically I need one for The Human Body, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. I called and they said someone would call me back within 48 hours...augh. I have been unsuccessful in finding it online myself. Anyone been down this road?
  5. That's a big question but an important one, I think. Being a religious person, I believe in 'planting seeds'. Challenging the status quo during the teen years is pretty healthy, in my opinion. A few things have been helpful to my kids in the last few years. A seminar on apologetics helped solidify some faith issues and inspired my kids. A recommendation of a couple of books by David Kupelian were helpful: The Marketing of Evil and How Evil Works. Be forewarned...they are unabashedly Christian, conservative and most politically incorrect.:) Also an AP course in which my kids were required to write their 'political manifesto' was helpful in making them work through why they believe what they believe. I think the common thread is that at an age where kids are struggling to have their own voice and mind, it's helpful to help them inform themselves by including other reputable sources.
  6. My dd heard about a forum called RoomSurf to find a dorm roommate. Have any of you used the service? It costs $10....just wondered what your thoughts are.
  7. Decision made! She chose Baylor! She was accepted into eight other schools: Vanderbilt, Wheaton, Hillsdale, Univ. of OK, Univ. of AL, SMU (& Meadows), Louisiana State Univ., and Centenary. Because of excellent merit aid and other scholarships, an interested, wonderful teacher, and distance from home, her choice became clear. She's happy, and so am I! Whew. (small, still voice) Now on to housing, orientation, health forms, academic advising, money matters, dorm equipping, transportation, etc. etc..... But I'm still happy!:D Congratulations to all of my WTM compadres who have traveled this journey! I'm so proud of all our kids. And moms!
  8. Science, technology, engineering, and math.
  9. Thanks, Sonshine. It does appear that most are already set on a definite college. Oh my. Off to chew my nails some more. Hope we can resolve our issues this week. I'm so tired of reading campus review sites...they're beginning to look too much alike. :tongue_smilie:
  10. My dd is waiting on one last scholarship decision to make her final chooice about where to attend. Are any of you still struggling with that final decision? We're feeling a little isolated....seems like everyone we know is all settled and headed in a particular direction. She's narrowed it down to two, but the waiting is excruciating. (For old mom, anyway:) Misery loves company. Anyone else undecided? Still?
  11. Updating acceptances....Centenary College, Baylor, SMU & Meadows School of Music, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, Hillsdale, Oklahoma University, and Wheaton (Ill.) Last one...Vanderbilt.
  12. Updating acceptances....Centenary College, Baylor, SMU & Meadows School of Music, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, Hillsdale, Oklahoma University, and Wheaton (Ill.)
  13. Interesting that you should ask this...in an address to parents during a recent college visit, one of the counselors said that a student had told her to tell parents not to transform their bedroom right away...that they needed a little time to transition without feeling they'd lost their place at home. I'd never really thought about it. However, I think I'd give it a semester or two if at all practical. I'd probably let a sibling stay there without redecorating or transferring ownership. On an entirely separate issue, they mentioned the importance of snail mail and that students get pretty dejected when they open an empty box day after day. Even our tech-savvy kids appreciate old school communication, it seems.
  14. Oh my goodness, thank you guys. You've given me hope and encouraged me that things can improve. She's trying. I am too. What a pain all this is! She's probably a lot more responsible than I was at her age. I think my expectations are pretty high for someone at her stage of life. Like someone mentioned, they're not quite 'cooked' yet. It's a stange mix of child and young adult, one minute full of wisdom and the next incapable of the simplest task. And I have never been a guidance counselor and am not exactly brimming over with confidence either. It's a process. Thank you so much for your encouragement and your experience. I think all the moms should have a big party when we get them all enrolled. Or maybe just a big nap!
  15. I have broached this subject with her, offered that we can work out anything, suggested a gap year if that would help, etc. and she emphatically tells me that she's ready to launch out. However, she's definitely got that 'deer in the headlights" look the last few days. I think the reality of everything is sinking in and she's not sure how to handle it. Me too! This is my first college-aged child and we've worked so so hard to prepare her academically. Other families look a lot more 'graceful' and less overwhelmed during this process to me:001_huh:. She has many attributes....accomplished musician, NMF, lots of community involvement...we just don't seem to be making good connections. She is reserved, even shy in some ways, though she won't admit it. She's brainy but not always brimming with common sense. Like I said, she really doesn't get bureaucracy....that if you don't make contact, you call again. And again. Until you reach someone or they return the call. She assumes too much. Thanks for your comment and for letting me vent. Just feeling like I'm letting her down too by not preparing her in THIS way. Perhaps this painful process has a purpose and we're both learning.
  16. My dd is waiting on phone calls/letters/emails from various universities. Over the last two weeks I've conflicted with her daily about reaching out, making that contact, asking that question, checking that deadline, etc. Nag, nag, nag. She's resistant to picking up the phone. Of course, I can't do it for her. Any one else having this problem? It's affecting our relationship. I've heard friends talking about the senior year being tough, but we're miserable. I found out earlier this week that she'd neglected to respond to a very important email. She missed another important scholarship deadline. (I didn't interfere and let her.)Instead of becoming more confident and self-assured, she's caving. Instead of building her confidence, I'm on her case every day to try to make sure we get scholarship idecisions that we desperately need. She's always been super responsible, but seems to be sabatoging herself when it's most important. It's almost like she thinks the colleges are going to come to her, rather than the other way around. And she definitely doesn't handle bureacracy/red tape well. How many of you are able to just back off and let your child handle the journey?
  17. In my dd's case, we were only about a hour from the college so didn't incur major expense....others came from other states, and yes, did pay travel/motel for parents. The college put the kids up for the night in a dorm and paired them with 'host' students. Last weekend we spent a couple of days at a university a little farther away.....no scholarship competition but a 48 hour sales pitch. The student ambassador movement concerns me...I asked one young lady who was my daughter's 'hostess' how she had time to spend all this time promoting the university without compromising her study time. She was double majoring with a minor, we were told. She confessed that she had a test the next morning at 8 a.m. but that she could 'switch gears' really well and would study late. THEN I found out she was a second semester freshman. Oy.
  18. My dd had already been awarded a merit scholarship with her admission. Said college invited her to come to a "scholar's weekend" to compete for full ride and other scholarships. We jumped through all hoops and she received a letter saying "Congratulations on your performance during the weekend. We want to award you Blah amount! Please understand that this REPLACES your original scholarship." So rather than just saying they awarded her $1000 (the difference between the two), they tried to dress it up as some great prize. :glare:
  19. Thank you so much for your responses. The music audition process on top of the normal college ap process is tough. Thank you for giving an idea of timelines and norms.
  20. Thank you for asking this. I'm losing sleep worrying about who will do what when. Can any veterans tell us the timeline of this process? Some people have told me it's early yet, but this is my family's first time through the college search saga.
  21. Hmmmm. This hits close to home. Why is it that when a bright, articulate, well-behaved, 'sharp', hard-working, sweet teen girl who HAPPENS to be home-schooled stands out among her peers, SHE'S the one with the problem? Has the teacher maybe considered the possibility that the OTHER teens might have trouble relating to HER? Because she might not know their latest gossip or dance move or silly catch phrase of the day, SHE'S not relating well? This steams me. Don't let it bug you. Ignorance concerning homeschooling is rampant. You keep on keeping on. BTW, I teach SS and would NEVER say anything so hurtful to a parent. Homeschooling or not.
  22. All wonderful comments....thanks so much for your help. All went fine....she wore the black dress and fit in well. The audition went well and she had a lesson with one of the professors there. It was a great day. Thanks so much for your help. I'm so new to all of this and really appreciate your experience. Thank you!
  23. Thanks for your comments....we had to leave before I got feedback but she was appropriately dressed. All went well and I'm SO glad it's done! She looked nice and fit in fine. This is the first time we've been through this nerve-wracking process. I have great respect and admiration for these young musicians who have worked so hard for so many years. Thanks again for your help.
  24. We're in the middle of college auditions...here's my question. We are to show up and be given a time for dd to audition. She's planning to wear a simple classic black dress, sleeveless, but relatively conservative....hoping for dressy but not too.....it may actually be in the morning, we just don't know. Any experience? I don't think slacks are dressy enough. (Her teacher is a guy and just no help.) :confused: I posted this on the college board too...ever feel kind of in the middle? BeebalmView Public ProfileSend a private message to BeebalmSend email to BeebalmFind all posts by BeebalmAdd Beebalm to Your Contacts
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