Author: Janice Campbell

Thanksgiving Sale 2015

Thanksgiving Sale 2015 (over)

Thanksgiving is almost here, and so is our Thanksgiving Sale 2015! I’m glad you are here. Because I’m still learning how to work with our new shop software, and because I know you have more...

What is the Honors Option?

The Honors Option in Excellence in Literature Key components of the Honors Option (in addition to regular assignments related to the focus text) include reading, writing, and a final exam. The reading is the most time-consuming...

Budget tips for teens from Rebecca Houghton.

Budget Tips for Teens

Tips to Avoid Catastrophe and Come Out on Top A guest post by Rebecca Houghton As a homeschool graduate, it has been a joy to see how well my education equipped me for the real...

How to study advanced subjects or for college-level exams such as CLEP, DSST, etc.

How to Study for College-Level Exams, Part 2

In the last article, I promised to provide a few subject-specific tips to help you study for college-level exams. Some of these tips can also be used for more effective study of advanced subjects...

Skilled trades, entrepreneurship, apprenticeships, and guilds are excellent college alternatives.

College Alternatives

Learning should be a lifelong endeavor for every human, but learning doesn’t have to involve a college degree unless that is something that fits your gifts or calling. There are many college alternatives and non-traditional college...

How to study advanced subjects or for college-level exams such as CLEP, DSST, etc.

How to Study for College-Level Exams, Part 1

One of the best parts of homeschooling high school is that you can spend more time on subjects that interest you. Whether or not you plan to take college-level exams, it’s useful to know what makes...

Great education quotes

Education Quotes

I’ve been collecting education quotes for nearly a lifetime. Here are a few of my favorites — I’ll be adding more as I come across them. Don’t miss our collection of Albert Einstein quotes, too....

You can teach your child to write; dictation, composition, and more.

You Can Teach Your Child to Write, Part 2

Part 2: Dictation, Composition, and Evaluation Don’t forget to read Part 1! Dictation Sharpens Writing Mechanics When the child has gained skill in copying and narration, it is time to begin working with dictation....

You can teach your child to write: PART 1: READINESS, READING, COPYING, AND NARRATION.

You Can Teach Your Child to Write, Part 1

You can teach your child to write!  Part 1: Readiness, reading, copying, and narration Writing — the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye — is the great invention of the world. Great,...

How to Use Excellence in Literature curriculum.

How to use Excellence in Literature

What does a month look like for a student using Excellence in Literature? Have you wondered how to use Excellence in Literature? Here is an overview of how to use the study guide and...