Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    hoagland is offline Senior Squire
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    79

    Default Petersons American Lit.

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me how well the Petersons tests are for the American Literature exam? Are they harder or easier than the real test? Do they cover what is going to be on the actual Clep test? What about the Official Clep Study Guide practice test? Thanks for any help!!

    `Dakota

  2. #2
    TMW2010's Avatar
    TMW2010 is offline Count / Countess
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Blatant Disregard
    Posts
    799

    Default

    The CLEP Study guide is pretty much right on.

    The Peterson's test has a lot of excess junk that's not on the CLEP test in my experience, mainly biographical questions about the authors.

    If you're using the Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature as the main study source (which is the general consensus as the best resource for the test, apparently,) I would use Wikipedia and other websites to browse a few passages by different authors.

    And don't skip the Native American writers section.
    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, genius. I am not selling anything nor am I working my way through college, so let's get down to basics: you are a rabbit and I am going to eat you for supper. Now don't try to get away, I am more muscular, more cunning, faster and larger than you are, and I am a genius, while you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten, so I'll give you the customary two minutes to say your prayers.

    Bachelor of Science in PsychoRabbitology degree
    Master of Education with a specialty in Rabbit-specific destructive munitions (or eLearning & Technology, I forget which)
    Doctor of Philosophy in Wile E. Leadership with an area of specialty in Acme Mind Expansion - 2017 Hopefully

  3. #3
    SandraNC is offline Knight / Dame
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    149

    Default study plans

    Here are some notes on the Am Lit exam.

    http://www.freewebs.com/officesoluti...lans.htm#amlit

    The hyperlinks are almost invisible on this site, but note that there is one for the book....it's an e-book, much cheaper than a hard copy.

  4. #4
    Scholar Interrupted's Avatar
    Scholar Interrupted is offline Knight / Dame
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    167

    Smile Peterson's is harder

    Peterson's is, oh, I would say about 25% harder than the real thing -- which makes it ideal for preparation. The Official CLEP Guide is best for giving you an idea what the questions are like, what type of material is covered, and what difficulty level you can expect. But you need more practice that the official guide alone includes.

    I learned so much studying for AmLit. It's one of those CLEPs I'm really glad I did, and for more than just the credit.

    Good luck!
    Kelly
    BS, History - Excelsior College - 2011

  5. #5
    PonyGirl93's Avatar
    PonyGirl93 is offline Viscount / Viscountess
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    OH
    Posts
    578

    Default

    Is REA totally off on this?? I never hear anyone mention it, so I wasn't sure what the deal was there. I'm trying to convince my mom to get the idiot's guide (I found it for $19 somewhere, not telling where cuz I don't want someone to steal my deal!! lol) & the barron's ezkeys. Am I better off getting those two than REA??
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life? -Mary Oliver


    TESC Criminal Justice BA '12

  6. #6
    Scholar Interrupted's Avatar
    Scholar Interrupted is offline Knight / Dame
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    167

    Default

    I'm pretty sure there is no REA book for American Lit. If there had been, I would have used it! Idiot's and Barron's were what I used. They complement each other nicely. Good luck!
    Kelly
    BS, History - Excelsior College - 2011

  7. #7
    Chebasaz's Avatar
    Chebasaz is offline Count / Countess
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Travelling...
    Posts
    608

    Default

    A visitor sent me an Email a few days ago, and said that the Idiot's guide in E-book form was free on Netlibrary. I've looked all over that site, and can't find anywhere that you can access it for free. She didn't send a link with it, and hasn't responded to request for one yet. If she ever does, I'll post it here.

    If anybody else comes across it while poking around, please let me know.

    -Justin
    PMP, CISSP, A+, Sec+, MCDST, ITIL
    Total Credits Earned: 162

    www.Free-Clep-Prep.com - (with Forum Admin's permission)


  8. #8
    PonyGirl93's Avatar
    PonyGirl93 is offline Viscount / Viscountess
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    OH
    Posts
    578

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Scholar Interrupted
    I'm pretty sure there is no REA book for American Lit. If there had been, I would have used it! Idiot's and Barron's were what I used. They complement each other nicely. Good luck!

    No, there is one. But no one on here seems to know about it??

    Amazon.com: The Best Test Preparation for the CLEP American Literature (9780738605593): Jacob, Ph.D. Stratman: Books
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life? -Mary Oliver


    TESC Criminal Justice BA '12

  9. #9
    SandraNC is offline Knight / Dame
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    149

    Default REA book

    The REA book for American Literature is hot off the press with a date of January 2, 2010! My son took this exam in December and there wasn't an early bird order option for this book. I didn't even know it was in the works.

  10. #10
    PonyGirl93's Avatar
    PonyGirl93 is offline Viscount / Viscountess
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    OH
    Posts
    578

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraNC
    The REA book for American Literature is hot off the press with a date of January 2, 2010! My son took this exam in December and there wasn't an early bird order option for this book. I didn't even know it was in the works.
    That would explain it then!! lol Thanks. I'll probably go with the idiot's guide since it's tried and true, but my mom is a little nervous about it (not sure why!!), so she may end up making me buy the REA.
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life? -Mary Oliver


    TESC Criminal Justice BA '12

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8