Test Prep Workshops and a Few Special Links

cherry tomatoesI saw the first yellow leaves falling today; the pinks, hollyhocks, and marigolds are all setting seed; and homeschool groups are scheduling SAT and Beat-the-Clock Essay Workshops– fall must be on its way! It really seems too soon. It seems as if we’ve just settled into our evening ritual of circling the garden and sampling its delights– cherry tomatoes were the treat du jour. The figs aren’t even close to being ripe!

Because I’m still working with this pinched nerve, I’ll just let you know about the workshops that have been scheduled, and share a few announcements. Short, but I think you’ll find something of interest here. And please- enjoy the last remaining days of summer!


Back to School Blast: It’s Time for the Back to School Blast 2008! I know that many of you have enjoyed the virtual seminar series that Cindy Rushton puts together. I certainly have! I’m always amazed at the feast of encouragement she shares, and the number of helpful resources she gathers, and I keep some of my very favorite workshops on my iPod, so I can listen again and again. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Online Seminars in the comfort of YOUR OWN HOME!
  • Free Gifts–ebooks, audios, downloads!
  • Special offers from our event sponsors!
  • Mp3 Downloads for all audios–preview chats AND seminar sessions!

You can get more details, listen to free preview calls, and get your tickets at:

Blog Carnival: I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling on August 19, so if you’d like to submit an entry, you can be working on it. I’ll post the submission link next week in the blog and e-zine. This week’s Carnival, which includes our grammar post from last week, is hosted at The Homeschool Cafe, which is celebrating “Not Back to School Season.”

Beat-the-Clock Essay Workshop: This much-anticipated workshop has now been scheduled for Saturday, September 6, from 10-2:30 at First Mennonite Church at 601 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA. It’s sponsored by the Richmond Regional Home Educators, and you will find complete information at the rrhe.org forum (for members), or at my website, www.EssayWorkshop.com (the date needs to be updated on the site, but the rest of the information is all there).

Conquer the Test- SAT Prep for HomeschoolersSAT*-Prep Workshop: If you’d like to catch the “Conquer the Test! Tips, Techniques, and Strategies for Getting the SAT Score You Need” workshop in person, I’ll be doing one in Chester, Virginia on Friday, September 12. You may contact coordinator Darleen Rudnick at 748-0984 or via e-mail at darleen2 at yahoo dot com. If you can’t make the workshop, or you’d just like to have it handy to listen to more than once, you can purchase the recorded workshop with 60+ page worktext at www.SAT-Workshop.com for the same price as attending live.

Just for fun: I probably ought to save this until the Carnival, but it’s not really homeschool-related, so I guess I’ll share now. My Excellence in Literature assistant just shared a delightful blog link with me: Geoffrey Chaucer Hath An Extreme Blog: Go England! It ys Rad! . I’ve read only a few entries so far, but I can tell you that it’s best not to be drinking coffee as you read;-). Since I haven’t reviewed it all, I won’t guarantee it’s all as funny as the first bit, but you may find it worth a visit.

*Standard Disclaimer: SAT and PSAT/NMSQT are a registered trademarks of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product nor this blog, nor probably even Chaucer.

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