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19Fall_Hamilton_LAB_Th1130_HS

Note: This course is the optional LAB component for the Biology course with Dr. Hamilton. Students are required to also sign up for the Biology course.

This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to sign up for Part Two in the spring.

It is offered in three different day/time slots so you can choose the day and time that is best for you and your homeschool.

Total Classes:  7 (Final schedule will be provided the first day of Biology with Dr. Hamilton.)

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Thursdays, October 24 to December 12, 2019. (No class Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving break.)

11:30AM Eastern (10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30 Pacific)


Duration:  30 to 45 minutes

Prerequisite:  Must be taken concurrently with Biology with Dr. Hamilton (live or recorded)

Suggested Grade Level:  9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit:  1 full semester Biology Lab

Fee:  Before July 15th $37/ After July 15th $57/ After Oct. 17th $77

Instructor:  Christine Hamilton PhD

Course Description:  There will be 7 labs that are explicitly aligned with the Biology Part One classes. Biology Part One Labs are to be performed with minimum equipment and will consist of common household supplies.  A list will be provided in the syllabus.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1 Osmosis Lab – In this investigation, we will use a hen’s fresh egg to determine what happens during osmosis and diffusion across membranes.

  • Week 2 Fermentation – We will set up a fermentation in a closed system and capture the generated carbon dioxide to carbonate root beer.  

  • Week 3 Mitosis Flip Book – We are drawing our own, moving cell division!

  • Week 4 Punnett Square – Applying our knowledge of phenotypes and genotypes to complete a worksheet.  

  • Week 5 Genetic Match – Students will determine the presence of certain high-frequency traits in themselves and their family members.

  • Week 6 DNA Extraction – We will be creating a mixture to extract DNA from a strawberry!

  • Week 7 M&M Lab – Activity to simulate the process of radioactive decay and to illustrate the concept of half-life.  

Course Materials: Pencil and paper. Materials, by week, will be listed at the beginning of the semester.

Homework: All work is done in class, or student can opt to perform labs at home after class.


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Starts Starts: 10/24/2019 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 12/12/2019 12:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 35 seats
Closed Enrollment
19Fall_OBrien_AsYouLike_Th100_HS

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates: Thursdays from October 24 to December 12, 2019. (No class Nov. 7 and Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving break))

Starting Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: 1/2 semester Literature, Shakespearean Literature, or English

Fee: Before July 15th $107/After July 15th $127/ After Oct. 17th $147

Instructor: Kevin O’Brien

Course Description: As You Like It is a comedy classic and one of Shakespeare’s most complex works.  It has a little bit of everything - romance, adventure, sophisticated humor, unsophisticated humor, rebellious teens, a love story and some of the most amazing poetry ever written.  In addition, Shakespeare confronts the big question: what is the meaning of life - and how can a teenage girl find it in a world that features domineering fathers, unfaithful suitors and fools who are wiser than wise men?

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction

  2. Act One

  3. Act Two

  4. Act Three

  5. Act Four

  6. Act Five and Conclusion

Course Materials: As You Like It, any notated edition.  No Fear Shakespeare is a good online resource for the text and a helpful side-by-side modern paraphrase.

Homework: A close reading of each Act will probably take about an hour per week.  Also plan on weekly quizzes and a final essay.

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Starts Starts: 10/24/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 12/12/2019 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 29 seats
Closed Enrollment
19Fall_Hamilton_LAB_F230_HS

Note: This course is the optional LAB component for the Biology course with Dr. Hamilton. Students are required to also sign up for the Biology course.

This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to sign up for Part Two in the spring.

It is offered in three different day/time slots so you can choose the day and time that is best for you and your homeschool.

Total Classes: 7 (Final schedule will be provided the first day of Biology with Dr. Hamilton.)

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Fridays, October 25 to December 20, 2019. (No class Nov. 1s for All Saints Day and  Nov. 29 for Thanksgiving break.)


Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with Biology with Dr. Hamilton (live or recorded)

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: 1 full semester Biology Lab

Fee: Before July 15th $37/ After July 15th $57/ After Oct. 17th $77

Instructor: Christine Hamilton PhD

Course Description: There will be 7 labs that are explicitly aligned with the Biology Part One classes. Biology Part One Labs are to be performed with minimum equipment and will consist of common household supplies. A list will be provided in the syllabus.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1 Osmosis Lab – In this investigation, we will use a hen’s fresh egg to determine what happens during osmosis and diffusion across membranes.

  • Week 2 Fermentation – We will set up a fermentation in a closed system and capture the generated carbon dioxide to carbonate root beer.

  • Week 3 Mitosis Flip Book – We are drawing our own, moving cell division!

  • Week 4 Punnett Square – Applying our knowledge of phenotypes and genotypes to complete a worksheet.

  • Week 5 Genetic Match – Students will determine the presence of certain high-frequency traits in themselves and their family members.

  • Week 6 DNA Extraction – We will be creating a mixture to extract DNA from a strawberry!

  • Week 7 M&M Lab – Activity to simulate the process of radioactive decay and to illustrate the concept of half-life.

Course Materials: Pencil and paper. Materials, by week, will be listed at the beginning of the semester.

Homework: All work is done in class, or student can opt to perform labs at home after class.


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Starts Starts: 10/25/2019 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 12/20/2019 3:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 35 seats
Closed Enrollment
19Fall_Donlon_Writing6/7-2_W1000_MS

What Courses Should My Student Take?”

-- To help determine the best writing courses for your students(s), please go to the Table of Contents at the front of this catalog and view the “Aquinas Writing Advantage Scope and Sequence.”

-- You may also take the Aquinas Writing Advantage Writing Evaluations found on the website at https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

-- For personal assistance, feel free to email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com at any time.

-- Due to its popularity, this course is scheduled for three time slots in the fall semester. Choose the time that works best for you and your family.

-- This is Part Two of a two-part course. Take the Essentials 1 and 2 courses together, to receive one full semester of credit (12 weeks of classes).

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, 10:00 PM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

October 30 to December 11, 2019. (No class Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving break.)

                       

Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) or written permission from the instructor. You may take the prerequisite course either LIVE or in recordings with Unlimited Access.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Fee: $127 if you register on or before July 15, 2019. $147 after July 15 for all 6 classes. ($167 after October 23)

Instructors: Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students. Make sure your student has strong middle school writing foundations in place as he/she learns how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs—including the absolute “must-have” knowledge and practice for the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. Your student will also cover capitalization, end punctuation, and the use of quoted material. Even if your student has learned the composition of a sentence and paragraph in elementary materials, this course uses higher-level vocabulary and structures. This course can help your student finally master the details that are holding him or her back from writing well.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Nouns, verbs, and capitalization in sentences

  • Class 2: Adjectives, adverbs, and end punctuation in sentences

  • Class 3: Prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures

  • Class 4: Using quotes in dialogue and academic writing

  • Class 5: Transitions and connectives in sentences

  • Class 6: Putting it all together: Transitions and linear sentences in paragraph writing

Course Materials: Course materials are included FREE in this course.

Homework: Estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability. All writing assignments are graded and given feedback by the instructor.


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Starts Starts: 10/30/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 12/11/2019 11:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Closed Enrollment
19Fall_deLaveaga_Ancient2_Th100_MS

This is Part Two of a four-part course series. Students can sign up for just one, all four, or anywhere in between. Parts One and Two are offered in the fall. Parts Three and Four are offered in the Spring.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates: Thursdays, October 31 to December 12, 2019. (No class Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.)

Starting Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 5th to 8th grade

Suggested Credit: 1/2 semester Literature or History (Register for LHTL: Ancient History 1 for one full semester)

Fee: Before July 15th $99 / After July 15th $119 / After Oct. 24th $139

Instructor: Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.

Course Description: Living History Through Literature is a project-based course series offered to 5th through 8th grade students. These courses will weave the study of literature into a meaningful and engaging encounter with a specific era of history. In LHTL: Modern History 2, we read a narrative version of the epic poem, The Iliad. This is a middle school friendly, excellent adaptation of Homer.

Students will study the historical context of the novel and participate in engaging literature discussions. In this project-based course, students will engage in short quizzes and in projects of their choice. Project options will include fiction writing, preparing period-specific food and/or costumes, creating classic art remakes, recreating scenes from the novel (Legos, clay, K’nex, digital drawing, hand-drawing, etc.), building a timeline, mapping, and more.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Overview of Historical Context and Novel Introduction

  • Class 2: Literature Discussion; Project Introduction

  • Class 3: Literature Discussion; Cultural Overview

  • Class 4: Literature Discussion; Fiction Writing Tips

  • Class 5: Literature Discussion; Final Project Instructions

  • Class 6 Literature Analysis and Historical Connections; Student Project Showcase

Course Materials: Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliffe, ISBN-10# 0553494821 or ISBN-13# 978-0553494822. Your student will need Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document (this can be done free online – let us know if you need assistance).

Homework: Weekly quizzes and reading assignments. Each week, students will work on one project-based assignment that will culminate in a final novel project submission. Homework (including novel reading) will take 1.5-3 hours per week. Parents are encouraged to support younger students by reading texts aloud and helping with project planning and execution.

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Starts Starts: 10/31/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 12/12/2019 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 14 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 26 seats
19Fall_deLaveaga_Modern2_Th1130_MS

This is Part Two of a four-part course series. Students can sign up for just one, all four, or anywhere in between. Parts One and Two are offered in the fall. Parts Three and Four are offered in the Spring.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates: Thursdays, October 31 to December 12, 2019. (No class Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.)

Starting Time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 5th to 8th grade

Suggested Credit: 1/2 semester Literature or History (Register for LHTL: Modern Era 1 for one full semester of credit)

Fee: Before July 15th $99 / After July 15th $119 / After Oct. 24th $139

Instructor: Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.

Course Description: Living History Through Literature is a project-based course series offered to 5th through 8th grade students. These courses will weave the study of literature into a meaningful and engaging encounter with a specific era of history. In LHTL: Modern History 2, we meet Blessed Miguel Pro. The story starts in the heart of Miguel’s closely knit, devout family. Born in 1891, he assists his father, an agent assigned to a remote mining camp in Zacatecas. Miguel’s journey to the priesthood is plagued by difficulties and setbacks that temper and transform the mischievous youth into Padre Pro, a man ready to lay down his life for Christ his King. Blessed Miguel Pro dies before a firing squad in Mexico City in 1927, and he was beatified in 1988 by Pope John Paul II.

Students will study the historical context of the novel and participate in engaging literature discussions. In this project-based course, students will engage in short quizzes and in projects of their choice. Project options will include fiction writing, preparing period-specific food and/or costumes, creating classic art remakes, recreating scenes from the novel (Legos, clay, K’nex, digital drawing, hand-drawing, etc.), building a timeline, mapping, and more.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Overview of Historical Context and Novel Introduction

  • Class 2: Literature Discussion; Project Introduction

  • Class 3: Literature Discussion; Cultural Overview

  • Class 4: Literature Discussion; Fiction Writing Tips

  • Class 5: Literature Discussion; Final Project Instructions

  • Class 6 Literature Analysis and Historical Connections; Student Project Showcase

Course Materials: Padre Pro: Mexican Hero, by Fanchon Royer, ISBN# 9781932350760. Purchase new from BethlehemBooks.com or used from BookFinder.com. Your student will need Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document (this can be done free online – let us know if you need assistance).

Homework: Weekly quizzes and reading assignments. Each week, students will work on one project-based assignment that will culminate in a final novel project submission. Homework (including novel reading) will take 1.5-3 hours per week. Parents are encouraged to support younger students by reading texts aloud and helping with project planning and execution.

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Starts Starts: 10/31/2019 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 12/12/2019 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 26 seats
19Fall_Conley_Writing7/8-2_Th1000_MS

“What Courses Should My Student Take?”

-- To help determine the best writing courses for your students(s), please go to the Table of Contents at the front of this catalog and view the “Aquinas Writing Advantage Scope and Sequence.”

-- You may also take the Aquinas Writing Advantage Writing Evaluations found on the website at https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

-- For personal assistance, feel free to email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com at any time.

-- This course is a continuation of the Simplified Writing series for 7/8 students and is scheduled during three time slots in the fall semester.

-- This is Part One of a two-part course. Take the Simplified Writing 1 and 2 courses together, to receive one full semester of credit (12 weeks of classes).

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting times:

Thursday, 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

October 31 to December 12, 2019. (No class Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.)


Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: Simplified Writing For Middle School 1: Foundations of Composition I (MS 7/8-1); students may take the requisite courses LIVE or in recording with Unlimited Access.

Suggested Grade Level: 8th or accelerated 7th grade

Fee: $177 if you register on or before July 15, 2019. $197 after July 15 for all 6 classes. ($217 after October 23)

Instructors: Robin Conley, MFA

Course Description: Your student will take the foundational writing skills learned in the Simplified Writing 1 course and put the skills into critical practice -- with specific feedback and coaching regarding how your student's writing can improve. Students will brainstorm and craft the outline of an essay and a short paper during the course; introduce and work on essay “hooks”; practice and craft thesis statements; learn the skills of using connecting sentences; and work with essay/paper introductions and creating outlines. Attention will be given to writing with a Christian worldview.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Writing structure and skill: practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis

  • Class 2: Writing structure and skill: practicing outlines and the conclusion/concluding statements

  • Class 3: Writing an essay: rough drafts

  • Class 4: Writing a paper: five types of papers & practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis

  • Class 5: Writing a paper: practicing outlines and concluding statements; revising an essay

  • Class 6: Writing a paper: rough drafts; editing an essay

Course Materials: All course materials are included FREE in this course. Your student will need Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document. Email us if you need assistance.

Homework: Weekly writing assignments, with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to four hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.


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Starts Starts: 10/31/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 12/12/2019 11:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 11 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
19Fall_Michuta_Heresies_M1000_HS

Total Classes: 7

Class Dates: Mondays, November 4 to December 16, 2019

Starting Time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Theology

Fee: $97 if you register on or before July 15, 2019. $117 after July 15 for all 7 classes. ($137 after Oct. 27)

Instructor: Gary Michuta

Course Description: Modern mistakes about Christ and His Church are not new. They've been around for centuries. In this course, we look at some of the biggest and most devastating heresies in the early Church and how their modern counterparts fall into the same errors.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: The Gnostics and the New Age

  • Class 2: The Arians and the Adventists

  • Class 3: The Monarchians, Modalists, and One-ness Pentecostalism

  • Class 4: The Nestorians and Modern Protestants

  • Class 5: The Iconoclasts and Radical Reformation

  • Class 6: Pelagianism and Pseudo-Christian Cults

  • Class 7: Mohammedanism and Mormonism

Course Materials: Recommended reading, Hilaire Belloc's The Great Heresies (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0895554755/catholictreas-20)

Homework: There will be a short ungraded Quiz for each section to help reinforce important points.

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Starts Starts: 11/4/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 12/16/2019 11:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 7
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 12 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
19Fall_Conley_Writing7/8-2_M230_MS

“What Courses Should My Student Take?”

-- To help determine the best writing courses for your students(s), please go to the Table of Contents at the front of this catalog and view the “Aquinas Writing Advantage Scope and Sequence.”

-- You may also take the Aquinas Writing Advantage Writing Evaluations found on the website at https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

-- For personal assistance, feel free to email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com at any time.

-- This course is a continuation of the Simplified Writing series for 7/8 students and is scheduled during three time slots in the fall semester.

-- This is Part One of a two-part course. Take the Simplified Writing 1 and 2 courses together, to receive one full semester of credit (12 weeks of classes).

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting times:

Mondays, 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central; 12:30 Mountain; 11:30 Pacific)

November 4 to December 9, 2019


Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: Simplified Writing For Middle School 1: Foundations of Composition I (MS 7/8-1); students may take the requisite courses LIVE or in recording with Unlimited Access.

Suggested Grade Level: 8th or accelerated 7th grade

Fee: $177 if you register on or before July 15, 2019. $197 after July 15 for all 6 classes. ($217 after October 23)

Instructors: Robin Conley, MFA

Course Description: Your student will take the foundational writing skills learned in the Simplified Writing 1 course and put the skills into critical practice -- with specific feedback and coaching regarding how your student's writing can improve. Students will brainstorm and craft the outline of an essay and a short paper during the course; introduce and work on essay “hooks”; practice and craft thesis statements; learn the skills of using connecting sentences; and work with essay/paper introductions and creating outlines. Attention will be given to writing with a Christian worldview.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Writing structure and skill: practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis

  • Class 2: Writing structure and skill: practicing outlines and the conclusion/concluding statements

  • Class 3: Writing an essay: rough drafts

  • Class 4: Writing a paper: five types of papers & practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis

  • Class 5: Writing a paper: practicing outlines and concluding statements; revising an essay

  • Class 6: Writing a paper: rough drafts; editing an essay

Course Materials: All course materials are included FREE in this course. Your student will need Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document. Email us if you need assistance.

Homework: Weekly writing assignments, with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to four hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.


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Starts Starts: 11/4/2019 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 12/9/2019 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
19Fall_Donlon_Writing6/7-2_M1130_MS

What Courses Should My Student Take?”

-- To help determine the best writing courses for your students(s), please go to the Table of Contents at the front of this catalog and view the “Aquinas Writing Advantage Scope and Sequence.”

-- You may also take the Aquinas Writing Advantage Writing Evaluations found on the website at https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

-- For personal assistance, feel free to email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com at any time.

-- Due to its popularity, this course is scheduled for three time slots in the fall semester. Choose the time that works best for you and your family.

-- This is Part Two of a two-part course. Take the Essentials 1 and 2 courses together, to receive one full semester of credit (12 weeks of classes).

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, 11:30 PM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)

November 4 to December 9, 2019

                       

Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) or written permission from the instructor. You may take the prerequisite course either LIVE or in recordings with Unlimited Access.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Fee: $127 if you register on or before July 15, 2019. $147 after July 15 for all 6 classes. ($167 after October 23)

Instructors: Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students. Make sure your student has strong middle school writing foundations in place as he/she learns how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs—including the absolute “must-have” knowledge and practice for the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. Your student will also cover capitalization, end punctuation, and the use of quoted material. Even if your student has learned the composition of a sentence and paragraph in elementary materials, this course uses higher-level vocabulary and structures. This course can help your student finally master the details that are holding him or her back from writing well.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Nouns, verbs, and capitalization in sentences

  • Class 2: Adjectives, adverbs, and end punctuation in sentences

  • Class 3: Prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures

  • Class 4: Using quotes in dialogue and academic writing

  • Class 5: Transitions and connectives in sentences

  • Class 6: Putting it all together: Transitions and linear sentences in paragraph writing

Course Materials: Course materials are included FREE in this course.

Homework: Estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability. All writing assignments are graded and given feedback by the instructor.


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Starts Starts: 11/4/2019 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 12/9/2019 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 11 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
19Fall_Mladinich_Study_Nov_HS

Course Name: How to Be an Excellent Student: Note Taking, Test Taking, & How to Get an A

Homeschool Connections offers this course free throughout the school year (fall, spring, and summer). How to Be an Excellent Student lays a foundation of study skills to help students be successful in all of their school courses. Get ready for the school year now and register for this vital four-day course.

Total classes: 4

Class dates and times: Tuesdays, November 5 to November 26, 2019


Starting Time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 7th to 12th grade

Fee: FREE

Instructor: Lisa Mladinich

Course description: This course is designed to help your student become strong, confident, and able to study for any high school level course with success.

Course outline:

Class 1: Active listening and how to take notes effectively

Class 2: Active reading and how to study effectively

Class 3: Critical reading skills for comprehension

Class 4: Test-taking in a timed setting

Course materials: All materials are provided free from the instructor.

Homework: This is a lecture course with approximately 2 hours of work per class (reading and computer-graded quizzes).


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Starts Starts: 11/5/2019 4:00 PM
Ends Ends: 11/26/2019 5:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 52 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
19Fall_Conley_Writing7/8-2_T1130_MS

“What Courses Should My Student Take?”

-- To help determine the best writing courses for your students(s), please go to the Table of Contents at the front of this catalog and view the “Aquinas Writing Advantage Scope and Sequence.”

-- You may also take the Aquinas Writing Advantage Writing Evaluations found on the website at https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

-- For personal assistance, feel free to email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com at any time.

-- This course is a continuation of the Simplified Writing series for 7/8 students and is scheduled during three time slots in the fall semester.

-- This is Part One of a two-part course. Take the Simplified Writing 1 and 2 courses together, to receive one full semester of credit (12 weeks of classes).

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting times:

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)

November 5 to December 10, 2019.


Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: Simplified Writing For Middle School 1: Foundations of Composition I (MS 7/8-1); students may take the requisite courses LIVE or in recording with Unlimited Access.

Suggested Grade Level: 8th or accelerated 7th grade

Fee: $177 if you register on or before July 15, 2019. $197 after July 15 for all 6 classes. ($217 after October 23)

Instructors: Robin Conley, MFA

Course Description: Your student will take the foundational writing skills learned in the Simplified Writing 1 course and put the skills into critical practice -- with specific feedback and coaching regarding how your student's writing can improve. Students will brainstorm and craft the outline of an essay and a short paper during the course; introduce and work on essay “hooks”; practice and craft thesis statements; learn the skills of using connecting sentences; and work with essay/paper introductions and creating outlines. Attention will be given to writing with a Christian worldview.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Writing structure and skill: practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis

  • Class 2: Writing structure and skill: practicing outlines and the conclusion/concluding statements

  • Class 3: Writing an essay: rough drafts

  • Class 4: Writing a paper: five types of papers & practicing the introduction, hook, and thesis

  • Class 5: Writing a paper: practicing outlines and concluding statements; revising an essay

  • Class 6: Writing a paper: rough drafts; editing an essay

Course Materials: All course materials are included FREE in this course. Your student will need Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document. Email us if you need assistance.

Homework: Weekly writing assignments, with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to four hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.


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Starts Starts: 11/5/2019 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 12/10/2019 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 14 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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