I've always wondered how homeschoolers learn at home, especially if they're teenagers and are able to teach themselves. What's a normal schedule for a homeschooler? If you're homeschooled, do you follow a regular school schedule, as in set up your day so you start learning a specific subject at a specific time and then take a break and move on to another subject or is there no specific timetable so you get to learn whatever you want and do whatever you want. Also, do teenagers usually teach themselves (if so, how do they teach themselves) or do they have a parent or tutor who teachers them on a daily basis. It seems like it would be difficult to teach yourself, especially if you have no former knowledge of the subject. Say you've decided to teach yourself quadratic equations, how would you know what you're teaching yourself is right/wrong if you don't get to hand your work in to a teaching professional and if you have questions, who are you supposed to ask? Which is why I wanted to know what a regular day is for a homeschooler and HOW they learn exactly.
Lots of people say that homeschoolers do things other than study and learn all day. What exactly do homeschoolers do other than those study/learn and how would you incorporate that into your schedule? And in terms of social aspects, how would a teenagers make friends if they don't get to gain a network of friends from school. Other than school, it seems kind of difficult for teenagers to socialize with people their own age.
Plus when it comes to college acceptances, colleges don't just take public exams and test scores as the determining factor, but transcripts, attendance, coursework, extra curriculars or a student's rank at school. If you're homeschooled, you probably lack a formal school report, how would you appeal to colleges and what are the determining factors asides from your test scores.