Hi - I bought year one of this curriculum because of the thoughtful world view, the use of interesting history and literature sources (not dry textbooks), and its outstanding reputation for being rigorous enough to prepare students for college level work. However, after almost completing the rhetoric level unit one of year one with my reasonably intelligent, hard-working high school sophomore, I am ready to move on to something else. How in the world is it legitimate to expect a first or second year high school student to rip through the first 6 chapters of Ryken in 2 or 3 weeks? There is enough material there to cover an entire semester!!! How much time and energy is spent reading Numbers, parts of Leviticus, and Deuteronomy that may have been better spent on literary analysis of a single episode in Genesis? The history book on Egypt was wonderful but the core reading (we outline also) took well over 10 hours! I have found several examples of this type of unrealistic expectation throughout unit 1 and unit 2! I am losing trust in the designers of this curriculum! I am finding that just completing the basic reading in history and literature (which overlaps Bible study) is taking hours a day! What were the authors thinking?