Nope. Don't blame homeschooling for your poor writing skills and equally poor attitude. I was homeschooled from the very beginning all the way through high school graduation, and I can promise you that it's not the reason. And even if it was? You aren't being homeschooled anymore. Your parents aren't holding your hand anymore (or shouldn't be, anyway). Take a long, hard look in the mirror. If you really are real, and shipping off to basic training in a few short weeks, then maybe it's time to take responsibility for your own shortcomings (e.g. writing and attitude) and do whatever it takes to fix them for the better. If you hadn't noticed, this entire forum is just filled with threads dedicated to people trying to better themselves through the acquisition of information from those who have already been there, done that, and earned their wings. Instead of blaming everyone else for your problems, realize that those same people you're blaming or accusing or badmouthing or whatever -- they all have their own set of shortcomings and problems too, but they've already taken that hard look in the mirror. And guess what? They're improving. They're bettering themselves. And eventually, they'll be earning their wings. I've read these pep talks from plenty of other people earlier on in this thread, so it's not like I'm the first to tell you to man up. Probably won't be the last, based on how this thread is adamantly refusing to die. TL;DR -- Shut up. Man up. Grow up. ... and maybe one day you can earn your wings too. And if not, at least you'll be a better and more developed person for trying.