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How to Be a Good Reader: Highlighting

“Enlightenment is achieved only when, in addition to knowing what an author says, you know what he means and why he says it.” - Mortimer Adler, How to Read a Book “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” - Francis...
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What Do You Do When Your Child Does Not Pass Memory Master Testing?

[The author of this article has requested to remain anonymous to protect the child who is referenced in the article.] My child was a Memory Master for Cycle 1 and Cycle 2. Cycle 3 was going to be a cinch…or so I thought. She was confident. She flew through the first...
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Classical: The Easy Way (How the classical model makes Latin and science easier)

I just had a conversation with my fourteen year old daughter. She has been in Classical Conversations since she was six years old. She has heard me talk about the phases of learning for nine years now. She has heard me explain that whenever you learn something, you...
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Rock-solid Retention, Rigorous Exploration, and Right Decision

In our society, we often think of skills as a set of “expert” techniques that we apply to particular activities. We classify ourselves, among other things, as “skilled” doctors, electricians, musicians, basketball players, teachers, cooks, or decorators. We tend to...
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Challenge: The Icing on the Cake (How to Manage Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge at the Same Time)

I used to think that Foundations was the best time of homeschool life. It is fun to sing the songs, read the picture books, and take lots of field trips. However, now that I have two teenagers in high school (Challenge I and Challenge II) I am experiencing some payoff...
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