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What a find! Durable, jelly-proof "QuickStudy" guides are the quickest (and least expensive) way to
  • teach new terminology
  • introduce new concepts
  • explain complicated topics
  • review difficult material

Highly visual layout groups like terms and topics, helps you review in bite-sized pieces. Three-hole-punched style slips easily into your binder. Laminated for use by child after child. Don't use them as basic curriculum; do use them to fill in the gaps, to prepare for standardized tests, and to get a bird's-eye view of an entire course. Most guides are 4 pages. Just $3.95 to $5.95 apiece. Collect them all!

Algebra 1 & 2 (2 guides) - $13.90 (BCALX)

America: 50 States (BC50)
A USA map, plus facts about every state in the union, plus D.C. Name origin, nickname, capital, date it enterd the union, size, state song, state motto, state bird/flower/tree/gem/insect/beverage/etc, plus the state flag.  $4.95

American History 1 & 2 (2 guides) - $11.90 (BCAHX)

American History 1 & 2 (2 Guides) (BCAH)
American History 1 is a timeline of American History from 1492 through 1877. American History 2 covers from the aftermath of the Civil War to the present  $11.90

American Literature & British Literature (2 guides) - $9.90 (BCLIT)

American Sign Language (BCASL)
A summary of everything you would learn in an ASL level 1 course  $4.95

Anatomy & Anatomy Test (2 guides) (BCAX)
Use labeled version to teach, use unlabeled text version for self check.  $13.90

APA/MLA Guidelines (correct style for term papers) (BCSTYL)
The rules of style and formatting established by, respectively, the American Psychological Association and the Modern Language Association. Using the correct style is especially important when it comes to citations and footnotes, but also applies to how the paper is laid out and how certain punctuation issues are handled.  $6.95

Argumentative Essay (BCAE)
Presents the essentials of how to produce an argumentative or persuasive essay  $4.95

Business Terminology (BCBIZ)
All the terms you need to understand basic business courses and books about business, defined in alphabetical order. What exactly IS the "business cycle" or "LIFO inventory"? Now you'll know! Perfect for future entrepreneurs and business majors.  $5.95

Chef's Guide to Herbs & Spices (BCCGHS)
Everything you need to know about herbs and spices all in one place  $4.95

Chef's Guide to Stocks & Sauces (BCCGSS)
Everything you need to know to make tasty stocks and sauces  $4.95

Chef’s Companion (BCCHEF)
What can you substitute for that missing essential ingredient? What quantities are equivalent? Safe cooking temperatures, by type of meat and weight. How long you can safely store dozens of foods in the refrigerator or freezer. Party planning chart. So much more!  $4.95

Chemistry - $6.95 (BCC)

Declaration of Independence (BCDI)
The complete text of the Declaration of Independence plus the Mayflower Compact and the Gettysburg Address  $3.95

English Composition and Style - $6.95 (BCEC)

English Grammar and Punctuation - $6.95 (BCEG)

Essays & Term Papers - $6.95 (BCET)

Expository Essay (BCEE)
How to develop and write an expository essay  $4.95

French Grammar & Vocabulary (2 guides) - $13.90 (BCF)

Gardening (BCG)
For gardeners at any level -- all the information you need to start a garden in your yard. The guide is waterproof, so you can use it wherever you garden.  $5.95

Geometry 1 & 2 (2 guides) - $11.90 (BCGX)

HTML Guide - $5.95 (BCHTM)

Introduction to Music (BCIM)
A comprehensive summary of how music is constructed, composed and performed  $4.95

Kitchen Tricks and Tips (BCKTT)
Informative, money-saving hints for keeping safe and healthy in the kitchen, whether cooking or baking, or cleaning up afterward  $4.95

Lab Basics: Bio & Chem (2 guides) (BCLAB)
Bio Lab Basics presents scientific method, measurements, how-tos of microscopy, thumbnails of essential biology concepts. Chem Lab Basics presents useful chemical facts, a simple periodic table, lab units and conversion factors, and how to prepare a solution.  $11.90

Latin Grammar & Vocabulary (2 guides) (BCLGV)
The Latin Grammar guide contains alphabet, numerals, ordinals, cases, word order, noun declensions, pronouns, comparatives, superlatives. All the verb declensions. The Latin Vocubulary guide has cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers, colors, months, greetings, seasons, expressions of time, food, family/household words, jewelry, general nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. And much more!  $9.90

Learn to Crochet (BCCRO)
Oversized illustrations in full color teach all the basic techniques. It's SO much easier to see what to do with illustrations this size! Great gift.  $5.95

Learn to Knit (BCKNIT)
Oversized illustrations in full color teach all the basic techniques, explain how to solve common problems for beginning knitters. Great gift!  $5.95

Macroeconomics & Microeconomics (2 guides) (BCECO)
Taking AP Macroeconomics and/or Microeconomics? You need these two guides. They explain the facts, the math, and the terminology in a highly visual, compact way. You'll finally understand what all those curves mean.  $13.90

Math Review (BCMR)
Covers basic & intermediate math concepts.  $6.95

Med. Terminology: Basics & Body (2 guides) (BCMED)
The Basics teaches how medical words are constructed, then provides the roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with definitions, used to create all those scary words. Words are further broken down into directional terms, numerical values, surgical prodedures, diagnostic procedures, pathogens, and much more. Plus 3+ oversized panels of terms, all defined. The Body defines the components of each bodily system and provides mini-glossaries associated with each system.  $13.90

Microbiology (BCMIC)
Highly visual (lots of full color illustrations, charts and graphs) review of major facts, terms, history, and processes in microbiology.  $4.95

Periodic Table - $6.95 (BCPT)

Psychology (BCPSY)
Includes embarrassing facts about how little various therapies work!  $6.95

Public Speaking & Parliamentary Procedure (2 guides) - $11.90 (BCPX)

SAT Tips - Math & Verbal (2 guides) - $13.90 (BCSAT)

Spanish Grammar & Vocabulary - $13.90 (BCSP)

Spanish Verbs & Conversation (2 guides) (BCSPX)
Spanish Verbs teaches verb components, verb types, how to conjugate, plus hundreds of alphabetized verbs. Spanish Conversation shows how to create grammatically correct Spanish sentences via a unique method of color coding. Also included: Spanish pronunciation, and tons of words efficiently broken down into categories and subcategories.  $13.90

Stain Removal (BCSTN)
How to get any stain off any surface. You could watch entire seasons of "household how-to" TV shows and fill a shelf with books, only to end up with LESS information than on this handy laminated guide. Organized beautifully, too, first by type of item that is stained, then by the stain. Often several choices are offered for the same stain, so you can choose the one for which you have cleaning materials on hand.  $4.95

Statistics (BCSTAT)
All those scary formulas, graphing techniques, terminology, and more. Nifty charts for calculating normal curve areas, critical values of f, and critical values of t. Explanations of all the main ideas taught in a typical statistics course.  $5.95

Travel Games (BCTG)
Lots of games to help you keep occupied while on the road, including: What Happens Next, License Plates/Licence Plate Poker, etc.  $4.95

United States Government & Constitution (2 guides) - $11.90 (BCUS)

Vitamins & Minerals (BCVIT)
A handy chart that shows, for each vitamin and mineral, the best natural sources, food combinations, deficiency symptoms, and toxicity symptoms. Plus, for your personal information, what dosages of which are recommended for specific diseases and dysfunctions, and which vitamins and minerals react adversely with which popular drugs.  $6.95

Weights and Measures (BCWM)
A table of every English and Metric weight and measure you can possibly think of, including: length, volume-liquid and dry, mass/weight, temperature, and more; plus sizes of nails, screws, and lumber  $6.95

Western Civilization 1 & 2 (2 guides) - $11.90 (BCWC)

World and U.S. Map (BCMAP)
This four-page chart has a U.S. map on one side and a world map on the other. A good quick reference  $6.95

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