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Month: October 2012

Captain's Log 10.31.12

Captain's Log 10.31.12

Generally Generally, my distance degree is going great.  I am no longer pursuing a degree in English (more on that later), so that has set me back some.  I had to change the CLEP exams I planned on taking.  At this rate I will not be a Junior before the new year (that was one of my goals), but I will be close.  I should be at 51 college credits, just 9 short of being a Junior.  My goal is…

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Prior Learning?

Prior Learning?

If you have learned nothing prior to taking college classes (or being college age) I am shocked.  Everyone has learned something.  And almost all that you have learned can be imported into a test and count as college credit. Have you been on a missions trip to Mexico or Germany?  CLEP Spanish or German. Have you worked around computers your whole life and run the family business?  CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications. Are you fascinated with the Civil War,…

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Quick College Facts: Thomas Edision State College

Quick College Facts: Thomas Edision State College

Taken from StraighterLine blog:   “Thomas Edison has been a part of New Jersey higher education for more than four decades. It’s one of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in more than 100 areas of study.  Here are some of the remarkable opportunities that Thomas Edison offers to students . . .  Thomas Edison is one of the most welcoming of all colleges for military personnel and veterans. If…

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Quick College Facts: Liberty Online

Quick College Facts: Liberty Online

Taken from StraighterLine blog:   “Liberty Online a unique university with deeply Christian values, has been making the news lately. Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, VA., was founded in 1971 by the late Dr. Jerry Falwell.  Dr. Falwell had a vision to make Liberty University is the largest Christian university in the world, and that vision has now become reality. The University’s stated mission is to “Train Champions for Christ.” Liberty now offers more than 230 programs of study on…

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Quick College Facts: Excelsior College

Quick College Facts: Excelsior College

Taken from StraighterLine blog:   “Excelsior College is an accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as…

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The Hardest CLEPs

The Hardest CLEPs

Reportedly, theses are the hardest CLEP exams to take.  🙂  I’m proud to say that I have taken one of them (English Literature) and passed with flying colors. Introductory Business Law English Literature American Government General Chemistry

Plans for the Blog

Plans for the Blog

With the new month of October it is my goal to implement several changes to the blog that will help make it more informative and helpful. Frequent Captain’s Log posts Informative test breakdowns Interviews with CLEP takers and Distance Learning students Book (and other media) reviews for helpful resources. ‘   Do you have a test coming up and you want to know how to prepare?  Do you know someone we could interview?  Do you have a book review? Let…

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Natural Science CLEP

Natural Science CLEP

As I face the last of the 5 General Exams, I am getting stretched in new directions.  Atoms, cells, Smooth ER, planets, weather, volcanoes, and genetics.  I’m enjoying studying for this exam.  I have all my Apologia books and ABeka books with my REA guide and I am ready!  Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, and Meteorology are very interesting (if a trifle overwhelming). The Protons This test is easy to prepare for.  It’s very specific in what will be tested, and…

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