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Choosing Curriculum: Christian Worldview or Christian Content?

In choosing curriculum, do you want a Christian worldview or Christian content? Excellence in Literature is written from a Christian worldview, but it does not focus on explicitly Christian content, for reasons explained here. Continue reading

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Does EIL Have an Answer Key?

Does Excellence in Literature Have an Answer Key? As for suggested answers, it wouldn’t even be possible to include them all in an answer key! The Excellence in Literature courses are designed to prepare students for college-level thinking. In a … Continue reading

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Is There a Teacher’s Manual?

Is There a Teacher’s Manual for Excellence in Literature? Since the Excellence in Literature (EIL) guides are designed to be self-directed, they are written so that you do not need a teacher’s manual. The front of the book contains background information on: how … Continue reading

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How Should I Determine Placement in Excellence in Literature?

To begin Excellence in Literature, students should be reading at high-school level, and have grade-level or above skills in grammar, spelling, and language mechanics. I expect students to grammar- and spell-check all papers before turning them in, as learning to … Continue reading

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What Should an Author Profile Look Like?

One of the key features of Excellence in Literature is that we don’t assign anything that is just busywork. The Author Profile is designed to capture the essential points in an author’s life, with an emphasis on those that directly … Continue reading

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Freshman Composition CLEP Becomes College Composition Modular

The optional CLEP exam for Introduction to Literature is the College Composition Modular. However, we recommend that you take it after you’ve completed more than one level of EIL. Continue reading

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What’s In Each Unit?

Each unit contains three main sections: Introductory information, context material, and the week-by-week lesson plan. Continue reading

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