The Drama of a CLEP Transcript Request

The Drama of a CLEP Transcript Request

I had “request transcripts” on my to do list for Tuesday.  It would be a very simple, straightforward task I was sure.  I needed to contact three different places to collect the transcripts for all my testing of the last three years.  And have them each send two transcripts: one to Liberty University and one to Thomas Edison State College. ACE for my ALEKS math credit:  This was all online.  Very simple and straight forward.  I entered my account information,…

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Love Story

Love Story

Just because everyone needs a good love story for Valentine’s day.   They met in a small town.  A mutual friend introduced them and they started talking.  She was quiet, he’s more outgoing.  She could not figure out why he kept hanging around, he wondered if she liked him.  Back and forth, back and forth.  Their paths kept crossing (funny how that works), then they started dating (officially), and then they fell in love.   But he had a dream,…

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Update and a Restart

Update and a Restart

Hello everyone, Where did my blogging drive go?  I have no idea!  Somewhere in between life and school and work I got too busy to keep up the blog.  I kept writing (couldn’t stop that!), but it never made it onto the blog.  But I have resolved to do better in 2015 and journal all the interesting things I am learning with school and work.  So here is an update and a map for the new year.  And I will…

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One Book for 2015

One Book for 2015

The one book… Students ask me, parents ask me, everyone asks me.  They all ask the same question.  “What do I need to get started with CLEP exams?” There is no magic formula, there is no skill set you have to have.  I have one, very simple book that I think is all you need to get started.  This one book is what I have always had on my shelf, and the only thing I always recommend to students and…

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3 Books for the American Government CLEP

3 Books for the American Government CLEP

In honor of November 4, 2014 – otherwise known as Election Day – let’s talk about the American Government CLEP.  Are you about to go take the American Government CLEP?  Well, you only need 3 books on your shelf, and you are ready to study! CLEP Official Study Guide – This book has one practice test for every CLEP offered.  It is also published by CollegeBoard (who hosts CLEP), so the practice tests use “official” questions.  A quick rule of…

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Yes, I'm Crazy!

Yes, I'm Crazy!

Yes, I know I promised a blog series on writing.  However, God had different plans, and last Sunday I broke my wrist.  So my dominant hand is in a cast for the next 5 weeks.   However, I do have the series all planned out and, as the pain continues to subside, I plan on typing out all the posts for you.  So stay tuned. On another note, I was able to CLEP American Government the day after I broke…

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New Series Coming

New Series Coming

Next week we will be looking at Handwriting for Students – a week long blog series that I think you will all enjoy.  Notetaking, pens, notebooks, cursive, and all that fun stuff.  🙂 Join us next week for Handwriting for Students.

Another burst of energy…

Another burst of energy…

You know how when you’re running and you want to stop?  You really, really want to stop.  You’re not sure you can go one more step.   You have to dig down deep and find another burst of energy. That’s what I did last Thursday.  Except I wasn’t running, I was taking two tests back to back.  🙂  And yes, I was tired.  Very tired and very sore.  That Monday I had gotten my wisdom teeth removed  and I was…

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Why You Need to Fail

Why You Need to Fail

Okay everyone, I’m getting my blogs up and running again!  I’ve got life *somewhat* scheduled and planned out… and I’ve got some blog post ideas sketched out and ready to go. With that said… Why You Need to Fail. Everyone should fail at least one thing in your life.  You need to mess up, drop the Frisbee, fail the CLEP, miss the deadline, wreck the car, miss the goal, burn the food.  The list goes on and on.  Failure is…

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12/50 Skills to Learn Before You Graduate

12/50 Skills to Learn Before You Graduate

I’m fascinated with lists and things in rows.  I love lists of things to learn and do.  I have a list of books to read, a list of books I’ve already read, a list of things to do in life, and a list of CLEPs to finish.  🙂 Last week I stumbled upon this article by Marc and Angel Hack Life: 50 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do.  While I don’t agree with all of the things on the…

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