Category: FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Why Use Online Resources?

Why Use Online Resources?

While writing the Excellence in Literature curriculum, I had a choice in how to structure it. Should I write a large textbook with lengthy, encyclopedia-style entries for each of the context resources? Or would...

Choosing Curriculum: Christian Worldview or Christian Content?

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.

No key could answer all the questions raised in Excellence in Literature.

Does EIL Have an Answer Key?

Does Excellence in Literature Have an Answer Key? No, this is a literature and writing course — there are no multiple choice questions. Because the Excellence in Literature courses are designed to prepare students...

Is There a Teacher’s Manual?

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...

How Should I Determine Placement in Excellence in Literature?

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...

What Should an Author Profile Look Like?

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...

Freshman Composition CLEP Becomes College Composition Modular

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.

What’s In Each Module?

What’s In Each Module?

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