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Month: August 2013

Textbooks: The Big Ripoff

Textbooks: The Big Ripoff

I’m just going to say it… Textbooks are a ripoff.  You are required to have this book to take a class, and you have to have the new edition, and the price is through the roof.  Look at the chart below… That is according to 2013.  Textbook inflation has far out passed every other expense out there. It has grown by 812%!!!  Does this make sense?  Students will easily spend $500 per semester in textbooks.  In fact, CollegeBoard puts their…

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Textbooks: The Big Ripoff

Textbooks: The Big Ripoff

I’m just going to say it… Textbooks are a ripoff.  You are required to have this book to take a class, and you have to have the new edition, and the price is through the roof.  Look at the chart below… That is according to 2013.  Textbook inflation has far out passed every other expense out there. It has grown by 812%!!!  Does this make sense?  Students will easily spend $500 per semester in textbooks.  In fact, CollegeBoard puts their…

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Break From Studying…

Break From Studying…

Have you ever sat in a parking lot during back to school season and watched people load their cars?  For the school aged children, they load notebooks, clothes, backpacks, and Lunchables.  Then there are the College kids.  They get laundry baskets, coffee mugs, backpacks, and the lamps.  And the ironing boards.  Don’t forget the ironing boards. As my dad said, they haven’t ironed for the past 18 years, why would they start now?  Parents across our 50 states load up…

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Two ways to pass a CLEP!

Two ways to pass a CLEP!

CLEP Update:  My test got moved to tomorrow due to my proctor having to leave town unexpectedly.  I’m off to study!  Yikes!   Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 Want to know how to go take a CLEP and not worry?  Sounds…

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Could the name of this CLEP be longer?

Could the name of this CLEP be longer?

Can we possibly create a longer name for the Computer Science CLEP.  I mean seriously, Information Systems and Computer Applications CLEP?  I had to say the whole thing to my Procter and it was hilarious.  Anyway… Practice test score was a 61 today!!!  Yay!  My weakest chapter is now my strongest one, studying does payoff!  😉 I am schedule to take it on August 30 at 10:00 am!!!  So glad to be facing the home stretch. If you know that…

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FAQ: College Composition CLEP Score

FAQ: College Composition CLEP Score

  Q. How long will it take you to get your College Composition CLEP score? A. Unlike other CLEP exams, this particular test requires that the essays be graded by “trained college faculty”.  It will be sent to a college of your choice, or, if you didn’t select a college, mailed to CollegeBoard for grading.  This process will take about 3-4 weeks, and then your score will be mailed directly to your house. Fore more help with the College Composition CLEP,…

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September Plans

September Plans

Here’s a quick head’s up on our September plans. The topic will be “The College Experience”.  We’ll be discussing what that is, are we missing out on it, and how to respond to people who don’t think your college work “counts”. I’ll be interviewing Michael Boyd sometime in September. Do you have any questions or comments to add to the “College Experience” topic?

Mourning a Friend

Mourning a Friend

    I finally filled up my spiral bound notebook. This book served me faithfully for a year. I filled it with copious notes, journeled, made a few to do lists, and pretty much used every page. 🙂 Through English Lit.. And Computer Science Managment And College Math And American Lit  

Mustard Seed Faith

Mustard Seed Faith

I wrote this essay for the CollegePlus scholarship contest.  Since I don’t have a Facebook account, my essay does not appear on the CollegePlus website (should I make comment about discrimination?).  While you can’t see it there, you can read it here!  Let me know what you think, please!!! I bowed my head and prayed for strength.  My legs were twitching uncontrollably, and I could not stop them.  My breath was coming fast, heavy in my mouth.  I was trembling…

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