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Month: January 2013

College Composition CLEP ~ Essay (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Essay (January Focus)

The final and most scary part of the entire College Composition CLEP is the 2 mandatory essays.  But I have some great things to tell you!  Read on! You may not have to take the essays Wait, did you think they were mandatory?  They are.  If you take the College Composition CLEP, not if you take the College Composition Modular CLEP. Remember, when you are deciding which test to take, not to focus on the essays, but to make sure…

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Macroeconomics Review

Macroeconomics Review

Here is the promised post!  The overview of my first failed CLEP… hopefully some of this information will help you. God Reigns Before we being, let me restate… God reigns and He gets my praise whether I pass or fail.  However aggravating or frustrating it is to walk out of a test with no credits, I lean on the assurance that God is steering my steps and He is in control. Hidden Outcome I went into this CLEP not knowing…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Rhetorical Analysis (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Rhetorical Analysis (January Focus)

This section will be your final part in the multiple choice – after this you are on to the essays!!!   Rhetorical Analysis tests your ability to analyze writing.  You will read passages and answer questions based on style, purpose, audience, and situation.   You will be asked questions about transition words and what the author’s purpose is saying such and such (if I can use that phrase!). You will also be asked specific questions about certain sentences – word use,…

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January Interview: Anna Christensen

January Interview: Anna Christensen

As most of you know, one of the changes for Uncommon Student, in 2013, is to interview a student who has taken a CLEP exam or finished their degree through distance learning. Today I am honored to present to you one of my dear friends, Mrs. Anna Christensen, who has loved me and encouraged me as I earn my degree in this unique way.  Enjoy reading Anna’s thoughts! If you have questions for Anna, please leave a comment! My name…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Ability to Use Source Materials (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Ability to Use Source Materials (January Focus)

The third section of the College Composition CLEP is the Ability to Use Source Materials section.  This was one of my favorite sections of the whole test!  Ironically it was the section that needed the most learning!  I didn’t know anywhere near enough information about source materials to answer these questions.  However, with some practice and reading the recommended books (listed below) I am sure you will be able to fly through this section. This part of the test makes…

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Next Week's Plans

Next Week's Plans

Coming Up Next Week: As we study College Composition CLEP…. Overviews of the Ability to Use Source Materials & Rhetorical Analysis sections of the College Composition CLEP Interview with Mrs. Anna Christensen ~ a dear friend of mine and distance learning graduate Definition of Distance Learning I hope to see you all on Monday, January 21, 2013!!!

Macroeconomics CLEP update

Macroeconomics CLEP update

The short answer is: I failed my first CLEP. With a 48. I want to write a longer post about my experience, but I’m brain dead right now.  🙂 Suffice to say I am trusting my Lord and Savior in His eternal and great plan.  My view of eternity is so small I can’t see how he works out my life. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil,…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Revision Skills (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Revision Skills (January Focus)

The Revision Skills section of the College Composition CLEP makes up 40% of the complete exam.  You will be tested on your awareness of your reading audience and the tone and purpose of the passage.  In addition to other skills, you will need experience in writing transitions and understanding coherence between sentences and paragraphs. This section is fairly straightforward if you can read a passage and process it.  You will be reading 2-3 passages  (on any topic) and then answering…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Coventions of English (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Coventions of English (January Focus)

The first part of the College Composition CLEP is called Conventions of Standard Written English.  This section makes up 10% of the total test, and tests your overall awareness of the logic and structure of sentences.  This section is very logical and straightforward.  A basic grasp of proper English (both grammar and punctuation) will help you fly through his section.  The best news?  You should know all this from highschool! You will be given 8-10 sentences with different sections underlined…

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Captain's Log 01.14.13

Captain's Log 01.14.13

Generally Wow!  It has been such a long time since I did a Captain’s Log post!  How did that happen?  I have no idea, but I promise to do better through 2013!  Generally, I’m doing pretty well.  Focusing on gathering information on my degree, online classes, and a bunch other stuff.  In addition, life rolls on and I’m starting my bulk wheat order and Film Festival plans.  I have a lot of New Year goals I’m also working on.  My…

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