Monday, August 23, 2010

Accelerated Distance Learning

Told you it was coming, and it is finally here.

Accelerated Distance Learning, or ADL for short.

ADL is exactly what it sounds like. It is accelerated, so it should take a shorter amount of time to get my degree, than a traditional college. I can learn from a distance, to me this has two meanings 1) I can finish getting my degree from any college that offers it online, or 2)The program that I am using to perform ADL, CollegePlus!, assigns a coach to each student and my coach lives in California.

The Process:

First, you get assigned a coach. Then you complete some study skills, such as speed reading and dynamic memory. These help you to study quickly and efficiently. While you are doing the study skills you fill out a little workbook called Life Purpose Planning. This book helps students to look into themselves and seek God’s direction for their lives. After the first couple of weeks you and your coach will decide on which CLEP exam you want to take first. You don’t have to take CLEP there are other types of exams out there. CLEP stands for College Level Examination Program. Exams such as CLEP will give you credit for a college course that you already know without you having to sit in a classroom for 16-32 weeks. You can study for a couple of weeks, take the test, and receive credit based on how you do and how many credits the college that you choose allows. You continue this process until you have as many credits your school will allow.

There are other ways to get credits without being tested, but I’m still learning about those and how they work. You can use these other ways to get extracurricular credit.

Last, you chose your college that offers the degree that you want and transfer as many credits as possible to the college and finish your degree with the classes that are not offered by alternative learning methods.

There is more to this way of earning your college degree, that I can’t explain. The book ”Accelerated Distance Learning” by Brad Voeller tells all about how he earned his four-year, fully accredited college degree in less than 6 months, and for less than $5,000.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Do Hard Things

"Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book.
And even if you understand,
they don't expect you to care.
And even if you care,
they don't expect you to do anything about it.
And even if you do something about it,
they don't expect it to last.

This is a quote from a book called "Do Hard Things".
This book was written by Alex & Brett Harris (or the Harris twins).
It a book about A teenage Rebellion against Low expectations. It is a great book for teens to read, because it has a lot of different examples of teenagers rebelling against low expectations.

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."
             -1 Timothy 4:12


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home school myths by Amy

1.Do you get to leave the house?
  Yes! We have to hang out with other homeschool nerds.

2. Do you have friends that are not relatives?
    Yes! Just cause we are homeschooled doesn't mean we are aliens the  outside world.

3. Do you get to sleep in?
     No School starts at 8:30.

4. Do you get to wear your pjs to school?
    NO we have to get dressed in real clothes.

5. What activities can you do?
     We are in a ballet class, Keepers at home, a Co-op class and choir at church.

6. Do you socialize?
    As I have stated in previous answers, YES, we are socialized, sometimes we have so many activities we don't get school work done.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hello Blogging Community

Hello, we are some what new to the blogging world. I say somewhat because our mom, aunt, and mom's best friend have blogs, so we know the jist of it.
Now some general information about us. We are Southern Baptist girls, and we are proud to praise the LORD. Amy is homeschooled and I (Katie) am doing accelerated distance learning ( I'll explain that later). We are blessed with Amazing parents, and four older brothers and one brother in between us (that's 5 for the people who don't like math). We own 4 chickens, 3 pigs (technically 1.5 pigs), 2 chihuahuas, a mutt named Mack, and future bunnies...Amy hopes.