I am officially finished with Introduction to Statistics by ALEKs math!
Checklist for Study
Use this checklist to make sure you are covering some of the basics for this exam.
- What are the major countries in the world and their capitals?
- Who was Max Weber and what did he teach?
- Can you read and understand a graph?
- What is the difference between Macro and Micro Economics?
- Make sure and get women’s rights in there! (voting, work conditions, etc)
- Who was FDR? What were the things he fought for?
- Know the basic climates of each continent.
The Important Things
Make sure you focus on what is really important on the exam. Don’t worry about the small stuff.
When I take my initial practice test, to evaluate where I stand on the subject, I look at what questions I answered incorrectly and plan my studying from there. For example, if I answered EVERY history question wrong that would be a bad thing – since I know that 40% of the test is history. However, if I get all the history correct, but miss all the sociology questions, I’m not too worried. I know that I can study sociology and, even if I don’t master it, I will still score well on the whole CLEP – because sociology is only 10% of the whole exam.
Social Sciences and History CLEP
The Social Sciences and History CLEP is exam is one of the General Five CLEPs. Which means that it is a very broad test, but you are also awarded 6 credit hours for this test. Unlike the Subject Exam CLEPs, this test worth an entire semester’s worth of study. That is the bad news and the good news. On one hand it is a very broad exam that covers a lot of information, but on the other hand, it is so broad that it doesn’t go into much detail.
This test has a basic CLEP format, 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. There is no essay.
CollegeBoard gives the following breakdown for the Social Sciences and History CLEP:
- 40% History
- 13% Government and Political Science
- 11% Geography
- 10% Economics
- 10% Psychology
- 10% Sociology
- 6% Anthropology
Obviously the largest part of this exam is the History section. Of this section, 17% is American History, 15% is Western Civilization, and 8% World History.
While CLEP has done a fairly good job of being neutral in this test, some politically correct stuff has made it’s way onto the exam. For instance, b.c.e (before common era) is used, instead of B.C (Before Christ).
I’ve been hitting my ALEKS Statistics course hard this week. I’ve been very frustrated with the whole course, to tell the truth. It freezes up, it removes parts of the problems, it shuts down. I’ve switched browsers, I’ve updated this, I’ve updated that. Nothing has really helped.
But, a cup of Chai Latte can fix anything. That, and six episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. 🙂 I love Bernard Walton and Jimmy Barclay.
Thank you, Ms. Jan, for the fun birthday gift last year. I’m nearing the bottom of the jar, but it is helping me concentrate.