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The HomeScholar Coffee Break Books

The HomeScholar Coffee Break Books
Have you tried The HomeScholar Coffee Break Books on Kindle?



Please share some encouragement and leave a review on Amazon. It doesn't need to be a long review, just give some stars and let people know what you thought in a sentence or two.  It would really mean the world to me!

"Coffee Break Books" series is designed especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school.  This series combines a practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop!

Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each Kindle book in this series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

Within each book, you will find a special bonus, intended to provide further help with the topic of the book.  Sometimes it is a free e-course, and sometimes a free webinar video.  When I have a similar class on HomeschoolThruHighSchool.com, the special bonus is a coupon so you can get the companion class for only one penny. A 1¢ A la Carte Class is a great deal!

By the way, I've heard you can use a Kindle book even if you don't have a Kindle. Just download the free Kindle App for your PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, iPod, iPad, tablet, etc here: http://goo.gl/YNSvX

Check out my new Coffee Break Books.  We will be adding more regularly!



Planning High School Courses: Charting the Course Toward High School Graduation


Delight Directed Learning: Guide Your Homeschooler Toward Passionate Learning



Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child: Help Your Homeschool Graduate Stand Out from the Crowd

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Warning! Christian Alert!

Warning! Christian Alert!


I was a little surprised when I saw this review of my book, Setting the Records Straight on Amazon. It was the first time I got only 4 stars in a review. Surprisingly, the reason for the less-than-perfect score was because I expressed my Christian faith. Here is the review, so you can read it yourself:

 

Christian Alert
By J. McGrath, posted November 16, 2012This review is from: Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships (Paperback)

As a longstanding secular homeschooler, I like to know when I am buying something that has bible verses in it. That said, I appreciate the "can do" spirit, the obsessive detailing (so I don't have to be obsessive from the ground up) and practical advice. It's a tad bit aggravating that she uses her own very accomplished children as models--I would have appreciated some examples of medium-accomplished kids--but there is certainly enough information in the book to figure it out.


 

I have to say, my first reaction was to laugh. I don't remember including a lot of scripture in that book at all, so it's mostly just references about me as a person. I'm a Christian alright!

I understand the different religious views of people and I hope you will understand mine. You may not agree with me on Bible verses, but it's still reasonable for me to include references in books. Please understand that I don't try to mislead people at all. 99% of the information I provide will be helpful to everyone, Christian or not. I try to focus on our common goal; our choice to homeschool our children through high school. And by the way, if you would like to, you can leave your own review of the book here: Write your own review.

In my book, The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships, I have included a scripture reference in each chapter. I have also included a Princess Bride reference in each chapter! So don't worry! Each chapter will help you, whether you prefer your references from scripture, or the Princess Bride, or both!



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Help! I need opinions for my book title!

Help!  I need opinions for my book title!
Help! 

I need some opinions on a book title!  I'm just about done with my next book.  This one is about college application, admission, and scholarships.  It's going to include information about curriculum, testing, finding colleges, elite university admission, check lists for junior and senior year, merit and need based scholarships, letters of recommendation, application essays, competitions, interviews.  Tons of college admission stuff.  Very different from my last book about homeschool records.


We decided we like having the main title called "Courting the Colleges"  because we are including a scripture verse and a quote from the Princess Bride on every chapter.  So what I'm really looking for right now is a subtitle.  I need something long that clearly spells out exactly what is in the book, but hopefully in a fun, catchy way.  For example, this title is HILARIOUS and so it's very catchy:  The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-housing & Micromanaging (I just about died laughing!)  I don't need something THAT funny, though.  I guess I'm not thinking "hilarious" so much as "catchy."

Can you please share ideas for a neat title and subtitle?  Do you like "Courting the Colleges"??

Here are some ideas we are pondering:
How to Win the Love of Your First-Choice University and Earn Quick Admission and Huge Scholarships
Secrets Homeschoolers Know about Wooing and Winning University Admission and Scholarships
A Successful Homeschooler’s Secrets for Wooing and Winning University Admission and Scholarships
How to Help Your Homeschooler Woo and Win University Admission and Scholarships
Help Your Homeschooler Woo and Win University Admission and Scholarships
A Homeschooler's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies for Finding the Perfect College for Your Unique Child
How to Prepare your Homeschool Student for College Admission and Scholarships
How to Find a University that will Love your Child and Shower Them with Huge Scholarships!
A Homeschooler's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies to Woo and Win the Perfect College for Your Child
Learn a Homeschooler's Secrets for College Admissions and Scholarships: Strategies for Finding, Affording, and Loving the College of Your Dreams
Secrets for College Admissions and Scholarships: A Homeschool Family's Guide to Finding and Affording the College of Your Dreams

Here are some other books on amazon on the same subject - don't want to sound too similar:

College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges
Countdown to College: 21 To Do Lists for High School: Step-By-Step Strategies for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
What You Don't Know Can Keep You Out of College: A Top Consultant Explains the 13 Fatal Application Mistakes and Why Character Is the Key to College Admissions
College Admissions - A Step By Step Guide Through the Process
How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)
The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-housing & Micromanaging
College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step
How to Make Colleges Want You: Insider Secrets for Tipping the Admissions Odds in Your Favor


I am now the Seattle Homeschool Examiner.  You can read my homeschool articles here.
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The Homeschool Librarian Loved This Book

The Homeschool Librarian Loved This Book




Susan Mythen "The Homeschool Librarian" reviewed my book on Amazon.  You should hear what she said!



"I loved this book. Loved. I wouldn't say that it's the most comprehensive book out there, but the areas that it does tackle are done impeccably, and leave the reader feeling confident about their ability to see their homeschooler through to graduation and beyond.



This book doesn't try to be all things to all people; it focuses on documentation and transcript writing and does it well. Lee Binz (the HomeScholar) uses the transcripts and documents from her own children's records as examples, as well as those of numerous other students.

It's helpful to see exactly what a good transcript looks like, especially one that doesn't require an umbrella school or an expensive computer program (she uses Microsoft Word for all her documents).

Her writing is engaging (lots of exclamation points, which made me laugh) and she drives her point home: you can do this! If you've made the decision to homeschool through high school, this book will give you the tools you need to document it properly.

If you're on the fence, Setting the Records Straight may give you the confidence you need to take the leap with your student."

Read all eighteen "5-Star" Reviews Online of "Setting the Records Straight!"



Feel free to share your experience with record keeping too! I'd love to hear if my book has helped you homeschool too!





Your best strategy for keeping all those balls in the air is preparation.  The HomeScholar Gold Care Club will give you the comprehensive help you need to homeschool high school





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Homeschooling Teens: How Do You Know It's High School Level?

Homeschooling Teens: How Do You Know It's High School Level?
"How do I determine if a curriculum is high school material?  My son is interested in learning Biblical Greek. I found a few great workbooks at Half-Price books, but they don't have any grade recommendations on them." ~ Charlotte on Facebook


Look up the book online, through Amazon or a homeschool catalog, and see what it says. You can also look at the author and reviewer, to see if they are high school or college reviewers. you can also ask your pastor - if he took Biblical Greek, then he might know.


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