My oldest is a sophomore this year, and we’d already decided that he would take the PSAT for the first time this fall. He was nervous, and understandably so. We do the standard achievement tests each year, and this year he’d said it was easy, and then proved it by scoring at the top of the chart.
The PSAT is a completely different animal, and my son knew it. We received the test booklet in mid-September, and he spent a few days studying it and then taking the practice test.
He wanted me to score the test, . . . → Read More: College Prep Genius
All right! Thanks for bearing with me for a day while I did another review. Now, back to the story.
I expected Timberdoodle to ask me to forward the books on to their intended destination. Instead, the email I got informed me that they’d already re-shipped books out to that person, that they wouldn’t need those back, and hopefully I could find a good use for them?
You bet! So then I had my fourth-choice book to review… that was the first cool thing, which you’ll get to read about today.
And the second neat thing, since I received . . . → Read More: CONTEST! Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 4 of 4
The lighter box created more questions then it answered. Inside was Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural… and Word Roots Beginning. That was my FOURTH book on the list of choices. Not one I should have gotten. Maybe not enough people had requested it, and they decided to sent it out to me, too? Nothing wrong with hoping, right?
So I opened the heavier box. There were the three titles on my list. OK… there’s a duplicate. So I examined the packing slips. Aha! The city, state and zip code are mine, but the name and street are . . . → Read More: Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 3 of 4
In the email asking if we were interested in reviewing some Critical Thinking Press books, we were told that the books were available due to slight shipping damage. Nothing severe enough to make them unusable, but just enough that they weren’t comfortable selling the titles in *new* condition.
When they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I couldn’t even find anything I’d call damage. I buy a lot of used books, and anything short of water damage or totally falling apart, I consider in good enough shape. So, file that bit of info: Timberdoodle has high . . . → Read More: Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 2 of 4
Quite a while back, I signed up for Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team. Didn’t hear anything, and I mostly forgot about it.
Then, in early December, I received an email asking if I’d be interested in reviewing some Critical Thinking Press books. Would I ever! I drool over their stuff pretty much like I do the Timberdoodle catalog.
If you want some ideas for great homeschool curriculum without having to wade through mediocre stuff, request one of Timberdoodle‘s free homeschool catalogs. Then you can drool along with me.
There was a list of titles . . . → Read More: Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 1 of 4
This last few weeks, we’ve been reviewing Vocabulary Cartoons 1, SAT Word Power from New Monic Books. Aimed at grades 7-12, Vocabulary Cartoons is a deceptively simple method. Each of the 290 pages contain an amusing black & white cartoon illustrating a mnemonic, aka “memory trick”, for a word, along with the definition, pronunciation, and sample sentences. After every ten words is a review page in an easy-to-understand format comprised of definition matching and fill-in-the blank sentences.
In a sturdy trade-paperback format, it could either be used for formal instruction, or informally, . . . → Read More: Vocabulary Cartoons: A different approach