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New homeschooler requires help

Postby Andreawqh » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:26 am

I'm new homeschooler, and i'm now very confused about what curriculum to choose. Is there a standarized courses for homeschoolers, and if I want to apply for college, is there any standarized test other than SAT, ACT. specially made for homeschoolers to take?

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Postby Theodore » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:29 pm

Not really. Homeschooling ranges from packaged curricula, to subject-specific textbooks, to coursework compiled from the Internet. Really depends on what method you find works best for you. I'm visual, so textbooks worked fairly well, and I bought materials by course instead of going with a packaged curriculum (not enough flexibility). I took some community college courses, some online courses, etc. The one thing I can say with confidence is that you want to standardized test in as many subjects as possible - CLEP, if available, or AP if not. You will also want to take the SAT and/or the ACT. Colleges like homeschoolers, but they can compare you against everyone else a lot more easily if you test and hand them a simple metric, rather than trying to put together a portfolio of work.

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Postby Andreawqh » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:27 pm

Thanks, can you suggest me any good textbooks like published by which press :D

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Postby Theodore » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:50 pm

Sadly, I put all my textbooks in storage or sold them years ago, so I can't really tell you anything specific. Any major college textbook will probably work, and I do recommend taking community college courses for things like Calculus or lab science. You also want to look up sample tests online or buy a test prep book before taking CLEP or AP, it'll help identify weak areas and improve your test scores. For instance, I crammed for two weeks for the biology CLEP, then took a sample test and discovered I was weak in the areas of Mendellian genetics and general biology (trees, etc.), so I went back and studied for another day. Got 72/80 on the exam.

A number of top universities have put their course materials online for free, btw, for instance MIT and Harvard. You could try that for upper-level courses;
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

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Re: New homeschooler requires help

Postby ashleypaxtonn » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:08 pm

Andreawqh wrote:I'm new homeschooler, and i'm now very confused about what curriculum to choose. Is there a standarized courses for homeschoolers, and if I want to apply for college, is there any standarized test other than SAT, ACT. specially made for homeschoolers to take?


According to me, you're going to compete in the real world after your education. It hardly matters if you've studied from any reputed school or homeshool. Living your life for comfort is the only reason education is meant for. So instead asking for a outway, COMPETE!!


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