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The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions

Oct 2, 2019

This is the second of two episodes on homeschooling and self-directed learning. My guest is writer, speaker, and fellow podcaster Blake Boles, whose work invites students and families to re-evaluate the traditional schooling model--are the typical high school and college experiences really the best ways to spend your time? On this episode we discuss: 

  • Can you (really) quit high school and not totally ruin your life?
  • Why is this the best time ever for self-directed learning?
  • How can we all be more self directed learners? 
  • Why you should: Google everything, Email strangers, and Find your nerd clan
  • The benefits of skipping college (or at least taking a gap year)
  • How to know if you’re making a decision for you (and not your parents)?

A warning: Listen too closely to this episode and it could mean that this is the very last College Essay Guy podcast episode you listen to… and that could be a very cool thing.


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The Self Driven Child

Dumbing us Down

The Teenage Liberation Handbook


Penelope Trunk

Excellent Sheep

The Nurture Assumption

The Alliance of Self-Directed Education

Not Back to School Camp

Camp Stomping Ground

Unschooled Adventures