Episode 52: How to Prepare Your Homeschooled Teen for College Writing

Overview: Helping our homeschooled teens prepare for college writing can seem intimidating. Misti Lacy from WriteShop is here to help with her wisdom!

Ack, not only can it seem scary to work on high school writing with our homeschooled teens, but to prepare them for college level writing is even more frightening. We don’t want them to struggle or fail in college because we didn’t do our job!

Misti Lacy, the Curriculum Consultant at WriteShop, has lotsa experience teaching writing at both the high school level and the college level, so she is the perfect person to talk us through our fears and give us practical ideas to feel more confident that our teens will be prepared.

NOTE: We discovered after recording this that we forgot to discuss formats such as MLA, APA, etc., which are definitely a component in college writing requirements. So we picked that up at the beginning of our NEXT conversation, which will be published as Episode 53 of the podcast. Come back for that next week (or listen right away if you’re here later)!


Helping our homeschooled teens prepare for college writing can seem intimidating. Misti Lacy from WriteShop is here to help with her wisdom!

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Episode 52: How to Prepare for College Writing with Your Homeschooled Teen

Related Resources (may contain referral links):

The Blue Book of Grammar

WriteShop I & II for high school

My WriteShop Review—with two detailed videos

Episode 51: How to Make Writing Interesting for Homeschooled Teens with Misti Lacy

Episode 53: Homeschool High School Writing: Mom’s Involvement (with Misti Lacy)

College Preparation for the Homeschooled Teen: How You can be SURE You’re Doing Enough

Episode 54: Preparing for College Academically

Episode 44: The College Application Timeline

Episodes 26-28: Preparing for the SAT, ACT, & CLT with Jean Burk

Episode 29: Nuts & Bolts about the ACT, SAT, CLT

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