Libby left 11 windows open.
Advice to college applicants: Make sure the "auto save" function is functioning on your word processor! Reconstructing an hour of typing is not fun (fortunately, I did have auto save turned on...I just had to find the folder...).
One of the fun things about homeschooling is watching the kids become proficient writers. Like hearing your child say her first words, or teaching her to read, watching her prose become more fluent and mature, and her sentence structure more interesting, is a joy! As she writes, she sometimes asks me to check something for her, or read a sentence out loud. We often come up with the same solution at the same time, and laugh. She's no clone, but we do think alike, and often use the same turn of phrase.
So far, she has only been satisfied enough to press "send" once. That means that only one-of-eight applications is in. She wants each one to be different, while keeping with the requirements of the topics, which vary little with each school.
Deadlines are looming.