- Teach them how to be an independent learner.
- Make sure they know how to read a textbook.
- Make sure they know how to take notes.
Since most home schoolers are not in a lecture situation, be creative! Make them take notes during your pastor’s sermons, have them take notes while they watch some type of teaching video. (If they need help the Institute for Excellence in Writing sells a note taking course for students to prepare for college.)
- Make sure they can speak in front of a group.
They WILL be making presentations in college (last semester in my daughter’s engineering class her presentation was 40% of her final grade). The Tri-State Rhetoric team is a great place for them to learn how to do this. -They also need extracurricular activities on their transcripts.
- Competitions look great as well. These are especially important for scholarship applications.
- A good work ethic is a must.
Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…” Remind them that everything they do, including their school work is for God and that they need to do their best.