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Homeschool Student Showcase: The Key to Success

March 21, 2017

This week's student showcase features a persuasive essay by Maci W., a homeschooled high schooler who draws on her personal experiences to support her position on the key to success. Maci recently finished the Essay Rock Star Persuasive Essay Short Course. Go to the full post to review her end product!

Homeschool Student Showcase: Essay on The Wednesday Wars

March 15, 2017

Today's student showcase post features the work of Trenton H., currently working through the Essay Rock Star full course program. He's in the process of learning four essay types: personal narrative, persuasive, textual analysis, and expository. Below is Trenton's outstanding textual analysis on the beloved Newberry Honor winner The Wednesday Wars. Continue to the full post to read his essay.

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