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Year End Bucket List

Year End Bucket List

The year is coming to an end.  Slipping slowly down behind the mountain, vanishing from sight.  I like to take this time to look back and think about what all happened this year.  Look back over my shoulder and all that God has done. People like to create bucket lists.  Lists of things to check off in their lifetime.  Places to visit, people to meet, and things to do and see.  But what if we reverse that?  Rather than making…

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Handicapped by Dyslexia Ignorance

Handicapped by Dyslexia Ignorance

They are everywhere we look.  They fill our homes, our schools, and our workplaces.  Their ability to compensate and to memorize helps them stay hidden.  They are the children that grow into adults, struggling every day to read and write.  They are told that dyslexia isn’t real, they are called lazy, they are pushed through the system.  And they grow up handicapped, not by their disability, but by the ignorance about it.  

Get Me Started… College Algebra CLEP

Get Me Started… College Algebra CLEP

  Ready to be done with high school algebra, once and for all?  Ready to get those math credits under your belt and move on?  Most high school students are prepared to take the College Algebra CLEP after finishing the high school level of Algebra 1 and 2.  That means you could graduate from high school prepared to go test out of an entire semester of college credit!  Sound like a good plan? Well let me help you get started…

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Graduation Home Stretch

Graduation Home Stretch

Time to dust off the books and finish this degree!  Once you’ve hit the graduation home stretch it’s a little easier to slow down, but you have to finish strong.  You have to run as fast across the finish line as you started out. So here’s what I have left to accomplish before I can graduate: [ ] Western Civ 1 (CLEP) [ ] Western Civ 2 (CLEP) [ ] World Religions (DSST) [ ] Organizational Behavior (DSST) [ ] Soviet Union (DSST)…

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Control Your Wasted Time

Control Your Wasted Time

It’s going to happen to all of us.  No matter how great your intentions are (or how long your “to do” list is or how many time management apps you have installed on your phone) you will waste time throughout your day.  Instead of living in denial that it is happening, you need to spend your time working to control your wasted time. Evaluate How do you currently waste time?  I know that sounds funny to think about, but your…

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Get a Normal Email Address!

Get a Normal Email Address!

Welcome to your life, wherever this finds you.  Still in high school, venturing through college, finding yourself in the work place, or diligently at home.  Wherever you are, you probably have an email address and this piece of your life is a huge key to how you view life and what you make of yourself. Besides your Social Security number you will probably use your email address more than any other piece of identification.  And, unlike other generic piece of…

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The One State with Low Student Debt

The One State with Low Student Debt

There is only one state where the average college student has less that $20,000 of debt when they graduate.  In all 50 United States, we can only find one state with this statistic and that award goes to the western state of New Mexico.  Student debt is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in America. In a study released in November 2014, New Mexico was found to be the only state where the average college student graduates with less than…

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How to Schedule a CLEP Test

How to Schedule a CLEP Test

Scheduling a CLEP exam used to be as easy as calling your proctor, telling her what exam you were going to take, and picking a day.  Now, thanks to some revisions by CollegeBoard, there are a few more steps to take before you can go CLEP a class.  So here is a basic rundown on how to schedule a CLEP exam. Visit the CLEP CollegeBoard website  Once there, register for your chosen exam.  Note that you will need to create…

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Skills for College Students

Skills for College Students

Skills for College Students: Reading, Writing, and Keyboarding There are several skills that everyone should learn.  Not only will they help you succeed in school, they can help you be successful in the rest of your “normal” life.  Having these skills not only allows you to study and communicate effectively, they can help prove to prospective employers that you care about learning and that you have the ability to learn.  These are skills that you can’t be taught, you have to…

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What is the College Composition CLEP?

What is the College Composition CLEP?

  So just what is the College Composition CLEP?  In July of 2010 the College Comp CLEP replaced the English Composition CLEP with Essay.  The College Composition CLEP contains 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 50 minutes, and 2 mandatory essays to be written 70 minutes, for a grand total of 120 minutes testing time. I know English and writing scare people.  Most people assume that they can not write and so they could never take this test. …

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