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Re-post. A Little Ranting… If you read the whole thing.

Re-post. A Little Ranting… If you read the whole thing.

“You should also read some of the other major novels that are mentioned… such as Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter, Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Chopin’s The Awakening.” ~CollegeBoard 2012 Official CLEP Study Guide~ These are the three books that appear most often on the American Lit CLEP.  Questions involving their characters, settings, and influence in the culture abound on this test.  But just what is this literature?  This is the “cream of the crop” ?  This is as good…

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Score Reflections

Score Reflections

My last two CLEP exams have been the Social Sciences and History CLEP ( I scored a 51) and the Humanities CLEP (I scored a 55).  I walked away from both relieved and slightly disappointed.  I was frustrated that after practice tests with REALLY great scores, I had scores that looked like I had just scraped by. It’s just a score… True.  And, because it’s a CLEP and based on Pass/Fail, no one has to know my score I could…

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Score Reflections

Score Reflections

My last two CLEP exams have been the Social Sciences and History CLEP ( I scored a 51) and the Humanities CLEP (I scored a 55).  I walked away from both relieved and slightly disappointed.  I was frustrated that after practice tests with REALLY great scores, I had scores that looked like I had just scraped by. It’s just a score… True.  And, because it’s a CLEP and based on Pass/Fail, no one has to know my score I could…

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CLEP Update

CLEP Update

I am working on some articles, and I aplogise for taking so long to post something!  I have been busy studying and working with my family (they get first dibs on my time!) but now I am back. Until tomorrow and my finished article, here is an update. I have American Literature on Friday the 21st and English Literature on Friday the 28th.  I’m excited and nervous (more on that in the article).

August Update and September Goals

August Update and September Goals

Overall Overall, my goal going into October is to be done with my freshman year of college, and 12 credits into my sophomore year! August 2012 I prepared for the Humanities CLEP and the American Literature CLEP. Although, due to schedule restraints, I was not able to actually take those CLEPs during August, I now feel confidant as I face them in September. September 2012 My goals this month is to take 2 CLEP exams: Humanities and American Literature. I…

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The Top Three Books and Their Problems

The Top Three Books and Their Problems

“You should also read some of the other major novels that are mentioned… such as Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter, Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Chopin’s The Awakening.” ~CollegeBoard 2012 Official CLEP Study Guide~ These are the three books that appear most often on the American Lit CLEP.  Questions involving their characters, settings, and influence in the culture abound on this test.  But just what is this literature?  This is the “cream of the crop” ?  This is as good…

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Captain's Log 8.29.12

Captain's Log 8.29.12

Humanities On my last three practice tests I have scored: 66.77, and 72.  Not bad!!!  Considering.  🙂 The hardest thing about this test (for me) is the amount of names to memorize.  You need to know architects, painters, sculptors, authors, poets, composers, philosophers, dancers, singers, filmmakers, actors, actresses, and screenwriters.  See what I mean.  You also need to know their 5 most famous pieces. Unlike math, which gives you a problem to solve, this test requires you take a name…

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What to Use?

What to Use?

I just discovered two very aggravating facts in the distance learning, self directed, college world. They both involve the American and English Literature CLEP exams:   1. The test material There is no official test material by REA or Princeton Review for either of these exams.  CollegeBoard gives one practice test in their book, but that’s it. After some research I discovered that most people use the Complete Idiot’s Guide to American Lit and the Complete Idiot’s Guide to English…

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