Each of the brief seminar-style videos is accompanied by a writing prompt that asks the writer to develop a concept covered in the lecture. The videos are viewed through our Learning Management System, a progressive set of steps that can be tracked by the user to completion.
We recommend homeschools budget 25 minutes for the video element, and at least 15-30 minutes to attempt the composition element. The writing prompts are optional, but recommended—Dr. Rogers himself designed them as exercises to fit the content of his lectures. The videos and accompanying writing prompts could be spaced across a week to provide ample time for rewatching and revision.
The curriculum is organized around topics more than a certain number of days or weeks. We recommend parents review the list of topics shown below in order to determine how best to fit the lessons into your homeschool.
The exercises were created to provide a lot of flexibility. This is primarily because everyone has a different learning style, and everyone's comfort level with writing is varied. We recommend that you read the section of the book under discussion, then watch the lesson video, then attempt the prompt. The writing exercises can be judged on their own terms, according to the age and stage of your student.
All to say, there is no “right” way of doing this. Just figure out what works best for your son or daughter.