Tagged: literature

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...

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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...

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...

McGuffey Fourth Reader: 1857 edition with Charlotte Mason method instructions

McGuffey Improvements to the 1857 Edition

What is the difference between the 1857 edition of the McGuffey Readers and the earlier edition?  The 1857 edition is the first edition with all six readers. The fifth and sixth readers were new for this edition, and were...

Forbidden Fruit by George Agnew Reid, 1889, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Print or eBook for Literature Study?

Is Print or eBook Better for Learning? I am occasionally asked whether Kindle or other e-reader versions of the classics will work as well as the print versions. I know that digital books can be...

Excellence in Literature English 4: British Literature

What is included in Excellence in Literature?

Each volume of Excellence in Literature is intended to be used for one school year. The first third of the book introduces the purpose and focus of the curriculum, then provide information that will be useful...

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