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  1. Time Left: 19 days and 21 hours

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    Precalculus by Michael Sullivan 4th edition ISBN: 0132285940 This book is used in Derek Owen's Online Precalculus course Please PM if you have one to sell. Thanks!


  2. I would also suggest Derek Owens :) The regular option did take a few days for grading, but we liked that Dd could ask questions when she got stuck. Wish we had gone with Derek Owens earlier.
  3. I see. I guess when the kids are younger, they will have more years to try to improve. And in some ways I think the tests will be fun, to have something to work towards.
  4. That's a good point. Don't want them to be discouraged on the first try. Thanks!
  5. Thanks! That's good information for me to have. Will talk to the kids about it and see how much mythology they already have and how much time they'd like to spend on preparing for the exams.
  6. I'm thinking of getting together some kids in my homeschool group to study for a mythology exam. They love to read and read all sorts of books. A few are studying Latin. I thought it might be fun for them to read and discuss and encourage each other to prepare for the exam. Grade level 8-11 grade. So I've found the Classical Mythology Exam and the Medusa Mythology Exam. I think they can only prepare for one exam. How do I choose which one to take?
  7. Thanks for all your advice! 😊 I just love reading about how your kids have found college/uni's that fit them and ended up thriving in their respective contexts. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Clear Creek, I'm glad you asked! I'm working on mine, and the answers are very helpful :)
  9. OK. Good to know that homeschooling does not necessarily lead to difficult adjustments at a large university. How a student fares depends on other factors such as temperament, executive function skills, self-directedness/motivation, etc. We live in a very densely populated city and DS has navigated well in it and was ok going to weekend classes at a local university on his own last school year. He's quite self-motivated. Though he doesn't like lots of noise or crowds, he has found ways to tune out some of that. So maybe it's not such a bad thing that DS doesn't have a preference right now. Maybe he will have one as he continues to research more about each school. And maybe right now, before he applies, he just needs to say, "I can see myself studying there," right?
  10. I see, a student will have to take more initiative, do more planning, and be on top of things. Although, that would also be the case for a smaller school, right? Except maybe there will be less bureaucracy to deal with, so the process would be smoother I suppose. DS has been growing in his executive functioning skills. But yeah, will give that some more attention during his remaining year at home. Thanks! (This kind of reminds me of the thread about kids advocating for themselves....)
  11. Thanks for sharing your kids' experiences with me. I'm so encouraged to hear how the kids have been doing so well in their respective school environments, and that the skills learned while homeschooling helped them manage. Yeah, TCKs do tend to feel more comfortable with other TCKs! We'll take a look then, at the composition of the schools in terms of the presence of internationals. And yes, US and global issues do "look different" from overseas. You do gain a different perspective. That sounds like it was not an easy process. It's takes some maturity to take time and figure things out, especially about what one's need are.
  12. So we are still working on DS's list of colleges. Right now, the list runs from large public universities to small LACs. The large state schools are on our list as safeties, financial and otherwise. These schools have about 30-40,000 students on campus We've talked about it a few times, but DS doesn't quite know whether he prefers a smaller vs. large school. (He does know that he can only stand bad cafeteria food for 7-10 days). Some of our friends (not homeschoolers) have advised him to apply to smaller schools where he won't feel lost, and can receive more attention. Understanding that each person is different and each large university has it's unique culture, how have homeschoolers been adjusting to being in such large university settings? What are some of the factors we should consider when figuring out whether it will be a positive experience vs. a barely tolerable one? (We also have friends who advise against schools that are too small bc they worry that a third culture kid might have a hard time fitting in such a small community.)
  13. Thanks for the suggestion! Which book would you recommend with it?
  14. DD says she'd like to learn some classical Greek in addition to doing AP Latin. While searching online, I stumbled upon this set of videos by the Center for Hellenic Studies: They use the Greek: An Intensive Course, 2nd revised edition for the textbook. Do these look like they might be a good base for her to use for self study?
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