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Month: February 2014

Governments and Quadratic Equations

Governments and Quadratic Equations

March is a month of orange and green.  Green is the color of the Catholic saint, Patrick, while orange is traditionally the color of the Protestants.  Putting aside the clover, charms, rainbows, and little green men, we’re going to focus on two tests in the month of March.

Studying for the Social Science and History CLEP and working through the ALEKs College Algebra course.

I plan on creating blog posts with practice test suggestions, recommended reading, my thoughts on these tests, and other helpful information.  I would appreciate feedback as we work on these two courses!

Oh Yeah!

Oh Yeah!

Has anyone seen this movie?  I love it.  It has a few *tacky* parts that we skip, but overall the story line is so cute and sweet.  And the movie is so quotable.

Like now.  “Oh yeah!”

I reached 43% on my Statistics ALEKs assessment on Friday.  I gained 20% in a week!

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Happy Valentines Day!!!

To the true loves in my life…

Rachel, for when you beat me terribly at soccer, for when you spin in circles and giggle, and for the long heart to heart walks down our road… I love you.

Erin, for the entertaining violin and cello duets, for the times you have chased chickens in the rain with me, and for the times you have cheered me with your unending good humor… I love you.

Emily, for the times you have tricked me to make me laugh or held me while I cried, for turning our bedroom into an art gallery of hedgehogs and penguins, and for just being there for me… I love you.

Ryan, for being the brother I prayed for, for encouraging me to run farther and try harder, and for demonstrating how to correctly throw a football… I love you.

Jamie, for helping me care more as you change from kid to young lady, for being my dance partner for the foxtrot, and for being a big sister to your younger siblings… I love you.

Sarah, for your adorable giggle when I tickle you, for running barefoot in the yard chasing chickens, and for your good attitude about life… I love you.

Michael, for your undying humor that makes me laugh, for your ability to try anything and land on your feet, and your uncanny knack for knowing when I need a hug… I love you.

Mommy, for being my confidant, best friend, and mom rolled into one, for showing me that motherhood is hard, but definitely worth it, and for showing me how to be more in love 24 years later, than the day you got married… I love you.

Daddy, for always being there when I have a question, for showing us how Christ loved His bride, and for setting the standard and raising the bar for what he will have to be to win my heart… I love you.

I love you all dearly.

Happy Valentines Day,


Sociology CLEP Prep

Sociology CLEP Prep

CLEP prep.  Say that five times fast!  🙂

I’m studying for three tests right now (in addition to Statistics): Ethics, Sociology, and Macroeconomics.  Here’s some helpful links I’ve been reading for the Sociology CLEP.

The Wikipedia page of Sociology

Famous Sociologists

Notes on Difference Societies (I love this!  Short, concise, and to the point)

And the “founders of Sociology”

Hope that helps!!!

Update on Goals for the Week

Update on Goals for the Week

So, I’m studying for four tests at the same time.  Last week I took a practice test for each subject, after letting them to push through and finish Algebra.   Anyway, here are the results.

  • Statistics – took an assessment and scored at 23%.  Wonderful news for someone who doesn’t have a clue about statistics.
  • Sociology – 49%.  Again, thrilled that with no studying that’s my score
  • Ethics in America – 40%.  Not my strong point.  If it was Biblical ethics, that might be different.  This, unfortunately, is not.
  • and Macroeconomics – 47%.  This was disappointing because I had been in the upper 60s a few weeks ago.  But I let my other stuff go slightly while I finished up Algebra, so I need to pick them up again.

I have some interesting blog posts planned, so be sure and come back for more next week!