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Month: February 2012

Algebra or Math?

Algebra or Math?

I know that title sounds like an Oxymoron!  Algebra is math, math is algebra… right?  Well, not in the CLEP world! There are three basic CLEP math exams.  Calculus, College Mathematics, and College Alegbra.  Which one should I take?  Which one would benefit me the most?  Here’s what I’ve learned and what I decided. Process of Elimination Using the process of elimination I removed the Calculus CLEP from my scope!  One down, and two to go. Credit Worth The next…

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Captain's Log 2.27.12

Captain's Log 2.27.12

General Update: I am continuing in my set course.  While the wind of the world blows me hither and yon, the compass of God’s word is holding me true to the course of his Mighty Plan. Hmmm… while true, that sounds a little too… something. In all seriousness… here’s my update. English CLEP In preparation for the College Composition CLEP  (English CLEP)  I am reading the Mysterious Case of the Misplace Modifier and Strunk and White.  I am also supposed…

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Recommended Friday

Recommended Friday

Today’s Recommended Resource is not a book, but a website. College Board CLEP is a website that I constantly use as my reference for all things CLEP.    This wonderfully helpful website includes handy features like: Finding a CLEP center near you. Test Preparation help Sample Tests A full and updated list of all 33 CLEP exams. I highly recommend this website to all Distance Learning students.  It is a handy resource to have near you as you prepare and research…

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English CLEP Q&A

English CLEP Q&A

Answers to my Q&A In addition to learning the information about the CLEP switch, I was able to learn the answers to my other questions. Should I take it with the essay or without?  This question is irrelevant now, the essay is mandatory (except now there are two essays) Did it make a difference to the college whether I took the essay or not? (see answer above) Was my score different? (as previously stated, the essays are mandatory now and…

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The English Dilemma

The English Dilemma

No, this post is not about Grammar rules and exceptions!  It is not about “i before e, except after c” (and e before n in chicken, for the Andy Griffith fans!)  This is not about the Misplaced Modifiers or capitalization rules.  No, this is about the dilemma of the English Composition CLEP test!!! The English Composition CLEP is the CLEP I plan to take first, so in addition to studying, I’ve been doing a ton of research on it.  Here…

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Captain's Log 2.20.12

Captain's Log 2.20.12

Today I researched learning materials.  REA, Princeton Review, College Board.  I scoured Abesbooks, Amazon, and Ebay.  Which was cheaper?  Which was in better condition?  Which did I need?  Here’s what I learned: REA books are pretty expensive, and here’s why.  They come with CD-ROMs.  Well, that’s great but I can’t use the CDs on my MAC computer 🙂  So, I have to pay full price and get a worthless CD. When you get a test prep book of ANY kind,…

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Brick and Morter College Arguments (part three)

Brick and Morter College Arguments (part three)

What I Wanted To save money To do it fast To stay at home and run my business To feel like I got a quality education What I Found Are all those requirements created “too good to be true”?  They are not!  Is it possible to get a degree in 1-2 years for under $5,000?  It is!!  Could I do it from home, with my family, while continuing to run my businesses?   I can!!! There is a new “non-traditional” method…

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Brick and Morter College Arguments (part two)

Brick and Morter College Arguments (part two)

What’s Traditional? In today’s culture you are supposed to: Go to a school for 12 years and graduate. Go to college for four years (at least). Get married. What’s Non-Traditional? In today’s culture you are not supposed to: Start college during your school years. Finish school in less than 12 years Finish college in less than 4 years And definitely don’t get married while your in college! Here I Stand Here I am.  Very much feeling like the proverbial deer…

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Recommended Friday: Princeton Review

Recommended Friday: Princeton Review

In the month of January I studied in preparation for taking the English Composition with Essay CLEP.  I’m about to schedule my test date, and I can’t wait to find out how I do.  After that I can begin studying for the next one!  So what am I using for studying?  Well, I’m using many resources, but there is one in particular that is especially useful!!! Priceton Review Clep Guide This book is a wonderful for every student interested in…

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Brick and Morter College Arguments (part one)

Brick and Morter College Arguments (part one)

It’s begun.  I turned 18 (actually it began when I turned 17).  The questions. What Questions? “What are you doing for your future?”  “What will you do when you graduate?”  “Where will you be going to college?”  “What are you going to do as a career?” Who Asks? People don’t mean anything.  But it’s a conversation starter.  Most of the time people rarely want to know what I plan to do for college, but it’s a way to start a…

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