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Month: November 2013

2 Random Things I've Learned

2 Random Things I've Learned

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Here are 2 random things I’ve learned this past week. The Ethics in America DSST has an optional essay at the end.  Although not specified on the test, you may opt out of this essay by leaving it blank (probably the easiest essay to write!).  Before leaving it blank, however, make sure you ask if your college requires it.  Thomas Edison State College does not require the essay.  Hooray!!! ACE has still not granted accreditation to ALEKs…

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Studying Today

Studying Today

I made a 47 on my Macro practice test today.  I really wanted to take this test on December 9th, but obviously that score isn’t great.  I’m trying to study really hard, and retest on Monday.  From there I plan on making a decision for when to schedule my test. I’m using Contemporary Economics, the REA testbook, and TrailMarker . What are you studying?

Economics for Your Bookshelf

Economics for Your Bookshelf

As I study for Macroeconomics (after taking Microeconomics), here’s a list of highly recommended resources for your bookshelf as you study for these two CLEP exams. <A HREF=”http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fplanandpill00-20%2F8010%2Ff9a3ffff-cc8c-4c19-88aa-9e7fc5ce20d8&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

Finishing Up the Old Year

Finishing Up the Old Year

School I am studying for College Algebra, Macroeconomics, Sociology, and Ethics in America right now.  Some more that others, depending on when I want to schedule them, but they are all coming up here pretty quickly.  I would like to be done with economics and algebra before the close of the year.  Economics will be easy to fit in, but Algebra will depend on ALEKs getting accredited again.   So I’m buying books for my bookshelf, and planning out the…

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"Make it a close second"

"Make it a close second"

I’ve always like algebra.  Geometry never really was my favorite, but I liked Algebra.  So I actually enjoyed the daily math grind in a way.  But I also discovered that I was not called to any career where I did math 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  After to much math my brain became mush.   And my 15 year old neighbor told me I didn’t look so good.  Thanks, buddy. During this little algebra intermission, I took and…

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My battle with ALEKs Math (part 1)

My battle with ALEKs Math (part 1)

Yes, I know it seems that I dropped off the face of the earth. But I did not. In fact, I am still very much here! Here’s what’s going on. I met with my CollegePlus coach and degree advisor. We picked my remaining courses and lined up what I needed to take. Because I switched to a business degree, I needed a greater amount of math credit. I needed College Algebra and Intro to Statistics. CollegePlus recommends that you take…

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