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Month: August 2012

The Top Three Books and Their Problems

The Top Three Books and Their Problems

“You should also read some of the other major novels that are mentioned… such as Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter, Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Chopin’s The Awakening.” ~CollegeBoard 2012 Official CLEP Study Guide~ These are the three books that appear most often on the American Lit CLEP.  Questions involving their characters, settings, and influence in the culture abound on this test.  But just what is this literature?  This is the “cream of the crop” ?  This is as good…

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Captain's Log 8.29.12

Captain's Log 8.29.12

Humanities On my last three practice tests I have scored: 66.77, and 72.  Not bad!!!  Considering.  🙂 The hardest thing about this test (for me) is the amount of names to memorize.  You need to know architects, painters, sculptors, authors, poets, composers, philosophers, dancers, singers, filmmakers, actors, actresses, and screenwriters.  See what I mean.  You also need to know their 5 most famous pieces. Unlike math, which gives you a problem to solve, this test requires you take a name…

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What to Use?

What to Use?

I just discovered two very aggravating facts in the distance learning, self directed, college world. They both involve the American and English Literature CLEP exams:   1. The test material There is no official test material by REA or Princeton Review for either of these exams.  CollegeBoard gives one practice test in their book, but that’s it. After some research I discovered that most people use the Complete Idiot’s Guide to American Lit and the Complete Idiot’s Guide to English…

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ACT/PSAT and CLEPs

ACT/PSAT and CLEPs

Should you take the PSAT? Unlike the SAT or the ACT, the PSAT score is worth nothing unless you are a National Merit scholar.  On the whole, unless you think you can be a National Merit, don’t take the PSAT.  Save your money and take another, more worthwhile test.  (see below) Why would I take the ACT? Most colleges require you to have taken either the ACT or the SAT.  I opted for the ACT. Also, and more importantly, if…

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Captain's Log 8.17.12

Captain's Log 8.17.12

General I am working on cleaning my room, packing away FF stuff, and dusting off school books.  I’ve always done school year round (lighter during the summer, but some school).  This is really the first time I remember putting away my books for a few months and not looking at them.   I really love pulling them back out now and getting ready to use them!  I am planning out my remaining CLEPs before I launch into course work in 2013….

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Here I Come!

Here I Come!

The Film Festival is behind me, so I am returning this week with more CLEPing information. This month: What is CLEPing? Humanities Prep ACT and PSAT versus the CLEP Stay with me!