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    So after failing The holocaust shmoop course by 2%, and giving up for an entire month, I have decided to continue to push through. This is just an accountability to make sure that I keep moving forward, and it allows me to organize everything.

    ♡Degree Plan♡

    ♡Shmoop♡

    ★Intellectual&Practical★
    College algebra: Unit 0/21

    ★Literature Electives★
    American Literature: Unit 4/12
    British Literature: Unit 0/8
    Introduction to Poetry: Unit 0/6
    Modernist Literature: Unit 0/4
    Western Literature: Unit 0/8
    Women's Literature: Unit 0/8

    ★Free Electives★
    Pre Algebra 1&2: Unit 0/23
    Mathematics 1&2: Unit 0/22
    Geometry: Unit 0/13
    Finite Math: Unit 0/12
    Modern European History: 0/11
    US History 1492-1877: 0/12
    US History 1877-Now: 0/14

    ♡Straighterline♡

    ★Intellectual&Practical★
    English Comp 1&2
    Intro to Communication

    ★Civic&Global Learning★
    Intro to Sociology
    American Gov.

    ★Knowledge of Human cultures★
    World Religion
    Cultural Anthropology
    General Chemistry
    Intro to Philosophy

    ★Understanding Physical and Natural World★
    Intro to Criminal Justice
    Intro to Biology

    ★General Education Electives★
    Environmental Science
    General Chemistry II
    Human anatomy & Physiology
    Human Anatomy & Physiology II

    ♡Study.com♡
    Business Ethnics
    Analysis&Interpretation
    *A course for Gen. Education*

    ♡Tecep/Testing♡
    Technical Writing

    ♡Goal Date♡
    October 1st: Hand in all credits
    December: Graduate

    I want to get all of this done so that I can start applying for teaching (english) jobs in January or February.

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    Are you going with TESU?

    Study.com: Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction (6)
    Patten: Academic Strategies, Child Growth and Development, Reading, Writing, and Research, Social Psych, Lifespan Development, American Government (18)
    Shmoop: Drugs in Lit, Holocaust Lit, Poetry, Lit in the Media, Modernist Lit, Shakespeare's Plays, Western Lit, Women's Lit, British Lit, Euro History (30)
    SL: Cultural Anthropology, English Comp I, English Comp II, Biology, Intro Comm, Environmental Science, Philosophy, C++, Religion (27)
    TEEX: Cyber Security for Business Professionals, Cyber Security for Everyone, Cyber Security for IT Professionals (6)
    Sophia: Art History, Psychology, Sociology, Visual Comm, Dev Teams (13)
    ALEKS: Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, Trigonometry (15)
    NFA: Fire Service Supervision, Community Safety Educators (2)
    Kaplan: Documenting Experiences (3)
    ACTFL: Reading Proficiency Test (6)
    CPCU: Ethics (2)
    Total: 128

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    • #3
      I'm disappointed in Shmoop. There are other threads with complaints about the test questions. I don't think I'm great with literature, but I think I should be at least passing.

      I hope you're doing well with American Lit.

      So you're trying to any 6 Shmoop Lit courses, no more?
      Currently: Enrolling in CS/Math courses for Fall? Calc II at Straighterline and then C++.

      "My Journey" thread: BSBA (Finance + Marketing) and ASNSM (Comp Sci + Bio). I believe I only need 11 exams (DSST, CSU-G, CLEP, TECEP) most of which are easy for me, and 3 courses that are hard for me (CS and Advanced Math). Future: quick, cheap Masters (likely Hodges MPA).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ideas View Post
        I'm disappointed in Shmoop. There are other threads with complaints about the test questions. I don't think I'm great with literature, but I think I should be at least passing.

        I hope you're doing well with American Lit.

        So you're trying to any 6 Shmoop Lit courses, no more?
        Shmoop is terrible with questions, the often take things from their own text which makes it even harder. They formulate an easy question into a question that you can barely undrstand. I hate shmoop, but it has all the literature courses that I need so that I can get the english degree. I already paid for this month, and thank you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by livelovelaugh91897 View Post
          Shmoop is terrible with questions, the often take things from their own text which makes it even harder. They formulate an easy question into a question that you can barely undrstand. I hate shmoop, but it has all the literature courses that I need so that I can get the english degree. I already paid for this month, and thank you.
          Yeah. It seems like sometimes things are not in their text at all.

          I feel the Bible lit course is better than the others. It's more like their history courses, which seem more fair to me, because the questions aren't so abstract. It still has some of the convoluted questions, but it seems a lot better to me.
          Currently: Enrolling in CS/Math courses for Fall? Calc II at Straighterline and then C++.

          "My Journey" thread: BSBA (Finance + Marketing) and ASNSM (Comp Sci + Bio). I believe I only need 11 exams (DSST, CSU-G, CLEP, TECEP) most of which are easy for me, and 3 courses that are hard for me (CS and Advanced Math). Future: quick, cheap Masters (likely Hodges MPA).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by socsci View Post
            Are you going with TESU?
            Yes I am ☺

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            • #7
              This is for teaching abroad? I have looked into teaching foreign students before. It seems like it's best to get a CELTA. Maybe you're doing that too. Just in case you didn't know!
              Currently: Enrolling in CS/Math courses for Fall? Calc II at Straighterline and then C++.

              "My Journey" thread: BSBA (Finance + Marketing) and ASNSM (Comp Sci + Bio). I believe I only need 11 exams (DSST, CSU-G, CLEP, TECEP) most of which are easy for me, and 3 courses that are hard for me (CS and Advanced Math). Future: quick, cheap Masters (likely Hodges MPA).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ideas View Post
                This is for teaching abroad? I have looked into teaching foreign students before. It seems like it's best to get a CELTA. Maybe you're doing that too. Just in case you didn't know!
                Actually I'm getting my TEFL with MyTefl.com, where i'll be interning in China. Hopefully evething goes well. Are you also trying to become a teacher? Where would you like to teach at?
                Last edited by livelovelaugh91897; 04-18-2017, 04:05 PM.

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                • #9
                  I'm extremely annoyed with shmoop. I checked all my answers and still got an 80%. I don't know what to do, so far I'm averaging 82%. Can someone tell me if you get 80% in your lessons will you still be elegible to pass? Thanks for any replies.
                  ♡Shmoop♡

                  ★Intellectual&Practical★
                  College algebra: Unit 0/21

                  ★Literature Electives★
                  American Literature: Unit 5/12
                  British Literature: Unit 0/8
                  Introduction to Poetry: Unit 0/6
                  Modernist Literature: Unit 0/4
                  Western Literature: Unit 0/8
                  Women's Literature: Unit 0/8

                  ★Free Electives★
                  Pre Algebra 1&2: Unit 1/23
                  Mathematics 1&2: Unit 0/22
                  Geometry: Unit 0/13
                  Finite Math: Unit 0/12
                  Modern European History: 0/11
                  US History 1492-1877: 0/12
                  US History 1877-Now: 0/14

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by livelovelaugh91897 View Post
                    I'm extremely annoyed with shmoop. I checked all my answers and still got an 80%. I don't know what to do, so far I'm averaging 82%. Can someone tell me if you get 80% in your lessons will you still be elegible to pass? Thanks for any replies.
                    Way to go, that's good work - anything over 80 would be fine, in fact, you must make sure you are over 70% to pass and that's for any ACE recommended course from Shmoop or any other provider for that matter. BTW, just make sure your final score is over 70% total and you're good to go, it doesn't matter if it's 71% or 81%, or 91%, just get it over with as they only come in as a "pass"/"fail"!
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                    6. The ABCs - A, CBD, E, F, G - Accreditation, Competency Based Degree, Evaluation, Fees, GPA
                    7. Overwhelmed - Too Long Didn't Read - Just Help Me Please, Step By Step!

                    Sources of Credit - Davar, Saylor, Straighterline.com, Study.com and Alternatives
                    FREE Sources of Credit (used for free electives)

                    View my profile "About Me" for Quick info on TESU BALS/BSBA Bachelors Degree in 1200 hours (120 days or 4 months)
                    Note: Read the entire Wiki guide to review TESU equivalency course list & links for CLEP/DSST/SL/Study.com/TECEP

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by livelovelaugh91897 View Post
                      I'm extremely annoyed with shmoop. I checked all my answers and still got an 80%. I don't know what to do, so far I'm averaging 82%. Can someone tell me if you get 80% in your lessons will you still be elegible to pass? Thanks for any replies.
                      Yes, you need to average 70% in all your unit tests and the final exam. 82% seems pretty good considering their convoluted questions. But in some courses, I found some units were easier than others, so I felt better when I was getting around 85%, just in case. I feel the final is harder mostly because of so many questions (50 in 2 hours). I got tired.
                      Currently: Enrolling in CS/Math courses for Fall? Calc II at Straighterline and then C++.

                      "My Journey" thread: BSBA (Finance + Marketing) and ASNSM (Comp Sci + Bio). I believe I only need 11 exams (DSST, CSU-G, CLEP, TECEP) most of which are easy for me, and 3 courses that are hard for me (CS and Advanced Math). Future: quick, cheap Masters (likely Hodges MPA).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by livelovelaugh91897 View Post
                        Actually I'm getting my TEFL with MyTefl.com, where i'll be interning in China. Hopefully evething goes well. Are you also trying to become a teacher? Where would you like to teach at?
                        Ok, you have a plan then. I am not personally. I was just curious about whether a friend could do it cheaply, without a bachelor's degree. A lot of people don't have a bachelor's at all.
                        Currently: Enrolling in CS/Math courses for Fall? Calc II at Straighterline and then C++.

                        "My Journey" thread: BSBA (Finance + Marketing) and ASNSM (Comp Sci + Bio). I believe I only need 11 exams (DSST, CSU-G, CLEP, TECEP) most of which are easy for me, and 3 courses that are hard for me (CS and Advanced Math). Future: quick, cheap Masters (likely Hodges MPA).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by livelovelaugh91897 View Post
                          . I hate shmoop, but it has all the literature courses that I need so that I can get the english degree.
                          Just to make sure, you know you need a nonwestern lit course as well for the English degree, right? Maybe you already have it from previous college credit, but it is required, and none of the alternative credit sources like Shmoop offer it. You'll need to take the course somewhere like BYU.
                          Currently muddling through (BALS Humanities):

                          Capstone

                          The mind is willing, but the wallet is weak.

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                          • #14
                            Under study.com, you have Analysis&Interpretation... is that an ACE-accredited course?
                            Currently: Enrolling in CS/Math courses for Fall? Calc II at Straighterline and then C++.

                            "My Journey" thread: BSBA (Finance + Marketing) and ASNSM (Comp Sci + Bio). I believe I only need 11 exams (DSST, CSU-G, CLEP, TECEP) most of which are easy for me, and 3 courses that are hard for me (CS and Advanced Math). Future: quick, cheap Masters (likely Hodges MPA).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ideas View Post
                              Under study.com, you have Analysis&Interpretation... is that an ACE-accredited course?
                              Yes it is on the ACE list, but the problem with a BA English at Tesu is it needs a non-western lit course (like notgodot was saying) this isn't available from any of the usual course providers and will cost much more.
                              The BALS Humanities is a much easier degree to achieve using the upper level lit courses.

                              Excelsior also have a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in Literature. The concentration needs a survey course in literature and a minimum of 5 literature courses. I don't know how the shmoop courses transfer to Excelsior but they should be ok.
                              Last edited by socsci; 04-19-2017, 06:47 AM.

                              Study.com: Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction (6)
                              Patten: Academic Strategies, Child Growth and Development, Reading, Writing, and Research, Social Psych, Lifespan Development, American Government (18)
                              Shmoop: Drugs in Lit, Holocaust Lit, Poetry, Lit in the Media, Modernist Lit, Shakespeare's Plays, Western Lit, Women's Lit, British Lit, Euro History (30)
                              SL: Cultural Anthropology, English Comp I, English Comp II, Biology, Intro Comm, Environmental Science, Philosophy, C++, Religion (27)
                              TEEX: Cyber Security for Business Professionals, Cyber Security for Everyone, Cyber Security for IT Professionals (6)
                              Sophia: Art History, Psychology, Sociology, Visual Comm, Dev Teams (13)
                              ALEKS: Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, Trigonometry (15)
                              NFA: Fire Service Supervision, Community Safety Educators (2)
                              Kaplan: Documenting Experiences (3)
                              ACTFL: Reading Proficiency Test (6)
                              CPCU: Ethics (2)
                              Total: 128

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