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Month: January 2014

Goals for the Week

Goals for the Week

Thanks to my coaching call, I have some serious goals for this coming week!    I have to take a practice test for every subject I’m currently studying. Macroeconomics CLEP Statistics ALEKS Sociology CLEP Ethics in America DSST I’d better get to work!

On to Statistics

On to Statistics

Random fact about me.  I don’t know anything about Statistics. Nothing. At all. But, by God’s grace, I made scored 19% on my initial assessment with ALEKs Math this morning. And I’m off on my next 3 credits.

Do CLEP Credits Count?

Do CLEP Credits Count?

That sounded like a tongue twister!  Say “Do CLEP Credits Count” five times, really fast!  Just kidding. 🙂 One question I hear a lot is do CLEPs really count for anything?  Yes, you can use them to earn a degree, but is your degree really worth anything in the end if you CLEPed half of it?  This is a valid question, especially for guys who are entering the business world. And the short answer is, yes.  It really counts.  They…

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ALEKs Math 101

ALEKs Math 101

I would highly recommend an ALEKs math course to anyone.  I have been very happy with the system so far (except for that little accreditation problem), but they are accredited now, so I love it.  Here are some of the basics of using ALEKs for your math course. ALEKS has many, many courses available.  For family use they have K-12 available, but for college students, visit this page for a full listing of courses available (that are ACE accredited).  …

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Resolution 1.1

Resolution 1.1

Remember my New Year’s Resolution?  Reach 90 credits (finish my Junior year). So part 1 of that Resolution was finish my ALEKs College Algebra course.   To receive college credits from ACE for an ALEKs course, you must be at 70%, or greater, on your course.  Well… I took an assessment today and I am officially at 60%!!! Praise the Lord!!!  My goal is to finish ALEKs by Friday, January 17. How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming?

New Year's Resolution

New Year's Resolution

Every year I take a sheet of notebook and fill it with the goals of the year.  Some of them will take a few weeks, others will cover the entire 365 days I’m given.  Sometimes I wish it were a leap year so I could claim those extra 24 hours, but other times I know I can fulfill these goals – no prob. I have 11 goals this year.  Yes, that’s a randomly chosen number.  🙂  But one of my…

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