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Apologia Answer Keys

05 Sep

So I’ve been asked about answer keys for the Apologia worksheets. Maybe I didn’t want to include them? Maybe it was an oversight and I forgot to include them? Maybe I’ve been too busy? Well, actually, the real answer is there aren’t any!

Why? Well there are a couple answers actually.

1) It’s a lot of work.
Busy as I am, sometimes it’s hard enough getting the worksheets done, more-or-less having to go through them a second time and delete and enter answers into the space where each answer line once was. It’s very time consuming, and also can be a somewhat monotonous task, which, quite frankly, I don’t want to do.

2) When I made my own answer keys it didn’t always work out quite the way I thought it would.

I started out making my own answer keys by printing out a second copy of the worksheet set and then going through the book and filling in the answers in that second copy with a red pen. Every now and then, however, my son would put in answers that he had found in places in the book I may not have noticed, or had read/heard in outside materials and I’d end up having to spend time re-looking up the answers anyway. It seemed like a waste of time to do it once, and then maybe have to do it for certain questions again just because his answers didn’t match mine.

So basically, you’re on your own with the answer keys. I’m sorry for that but it’s really not too bad making your own using the existing worksheets. The worksheets are arranged chronologically, so you can easily go through the book and fill them in. If you have more than one child you can make the answer key once and keep it onhand until the younger ones move up to the book you’re currently working on, if need be. As best as I can remember, the test questions come from the book and should be fairly easy to find, so yet again it’s just a matter of making your own answer key by filling in the answers in a second copy of the test.

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