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Choosing Color Words When Writing

by Kim Kautzer

You have been working on concreteness. Your student is excited to discover a world of new words in his thesaurus and WriteShop word lists. As a parent, you want to allow him to flex his creative muscles, yet you want to guide him so he learns to choose suitable words. This article focuses on picking Continue reading »

Helping Colleges Choose You

by THSM Contributor

I realize that many of you reading this letter may not have high school age children or maybe even college bound students. My hope is that the information that is included in these college information articles will be helpful to all our students. The ideas included could apply to most jobs as well. After all, Continue reading »

7 Key Questions to Ask a College Admissions Officer – And what NOT to ask!

by THSM Contributor

You’ve heard, endlessly, about the high level of competition for plum spots at state universities and big name colleges alike. Increasingly, being selected for admission is about standing out. How can you “shine” at those upcoming college fairs, college nights, and college interviews? Continue reading »

Changing My Game Plan

by THSM Contributor

Excerpted from The Imperfect Homeschooler’s Guide to Homeschooling by Barbara Frank, published by Cardamom Publishers, April 2008 Like many people, I began homeschooling by imitating the schools of my youth. I bought a boxful of curriculum, divided it into daily assignments, and taught my kids right out of those books. And there wasn’t anything especially Continue reading »

Buying Used Homeschool Curriculum

by THSM Contributor

Buying home school curriculum can be expensive. Many people resort to purchasing their curriculum used, which usually works out very well for the buyer and seller. Here are a few warnings to watch out for to make your purchase of used home school curriculum, just what you need: 1. Do your homework – Check eBay Continue reading »

Homemade Bread

by THSM Contributor

Once there was a community in which most people had been raised on enriched, white, store-bought bread and saw to it that their children were fed the same. The hope was that the children would grow to be big, strong, and well-nourished so they could live productive lives and be a credit to the town. Continue reading »

Before You Buy a Telescope

by THSM Contributor

Telescopes for Homeschoolers: Before you buy, save yourself a lot of trouble and expense by obtaining a bit of experience with astronomy. Here are some points to consider before you buy a telescope. Continue reading »

Homeschool Conventions, Part 3: Workshops

by THSM Contributor

Homeschool Conventions: At most bookfairs, there are two kinds of seminars: vendor workshops and non-vendor seminars/workshops. Each have their own benefits. Continue reading »

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Homeschool Conventions, Part 2: Curriculum

by THSM Contributor

Homeschool Conventions: Sometimes we think that we might save money if we buy at a fair, BUT, if you are buying impulsively, you may live to regret that purchase. Continue reading »

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Homeschool Conventions, Part 1: Goals

by THSM Contributor

Homeschool Conventions: Most states have fairly large to huge book fairs. These “insider tips” will help you to learn how to take advantage of your state book fair in one piece with your sanity and wallet still relatively in place! Continue reading »

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