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    matthumm77 is offline Minor Noble
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    Default Two CLEP's in two weeks?

    I am scheduled for Humanities and English CLEP in two weeks. I have the books, CDROM's, and this site. Do you think I have a chance in passing?

    Thanks! And wish me luck!

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    r72gsaol is offline Squire
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthumm77
    I am scheduled for Humanities and English CLEP in two weeks. I have the books, CDROM's, and this site. Do you think I have a chance in passing?

    Thanks! And wish me luck!
    If you are good at taking tests and you study you should have no problems. Use IC and the Peterson's tests as well...

    Good luck!
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    Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 67
    College Composition Modular/No Essay 62
    American Government 56
    College Mathematics 53
    Introductory Psychology 66
    Introductory Sociology 58
    Humanities 63
    Information Systems and Computer Technology 69
    College Composition 54
    History of the United States I 63

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    Principles of Public Speaking 58
    Technical Writing 55
    Here's to Your Health 440
    A History of the Vietnam War 69
    Introduction to Computing 443
    Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 54
    Ethics in America 433
    Western Europe since 1945 46
    Principles of Statistics 407
    Art of the Western World 50
    Introduction to the Modern Middle East 59
    Intro to World Religions 437
    Civil War and Reconstruction 56
    General Anthropology 55
    Human Culture and Geography 59
    Substance Abuse 465
    Environment and Humanity 58
    Organizational Behavior 60

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    Yes, here are a couple of additional resources:

    The video series Art of the Western World is free and makes a change from reading and practicing testing:

    Art of the Western World

    Summaries of Shakespeare here:

    One page summaries of Shakespeare

    Also, read the specific exam feedback. As most others who are new to art and literature, I had no idea where I was with Humanities until the score came up

    Good luck

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    A&I Literature (74), Intro Sociology (72), Info Systems and Computer Apps (67), Humanities (70), English Literature (65), American Literature (51), Principles of Mangement (65), Principles of Marketing (71)
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    Management Information Systems (469), Intro to Computing (461)
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    matthumm77 is offline Minor Noble
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    I am reviewing the CDROM's from the lib, going over the flash cards here, and looking at other peoples feedback. So far the English one doesn't look so bad. This humanities one is KILLING ME! Everytime i take a mock test, I feel like an idiot Also, with a full time job, a side biz, and a family, finding time to study is the most challenging thing by far.

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    Default No Problem

    I have been taking a clep a week since the start of July. You'll be fine!

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    Default Depends on what you started out with

    What you know before beginning to prepare is important to planning your preparation.

    I could probably pass English with no study, but I would give it 2 weeks because I like getting high scores. Others would need longer, or might even be better off taking the class.

    Humanities I have not taken (took equivalent classes years ago) but it has a reputation for being broad, not deep. If that is true in the same way that Natural Science (which I have taken) is broad but not deep, Humanities and two weeks study would work if you can draw on a lifetime of "appreciating that kind of stuff" and test prep is really about practice for the test. If one is starting at the beginning, a little longer would be good. IMHO.

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    CLEP Principles of Management 77
    CLEP Intro to Sociology 74
    CLEP Principles of Marketing 78
    CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications 75
    CLEP Intro to Psychology 80
    CLEP Intro Business Law 72
    CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics 73
    CLEP A & I Lit 75
    CLEP Principles of Microeconomics 72
    CLEP Financial Accounting 62
    DSST Ethics in America 468
    DSST MIS 482
    CLEP Natural Science 72
    DSST Org Behavior 80
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    All great advice! MCCHEF, WOW! A CLEP a week? Good job! i could never do that!

    As for humanities, so far I have learned that most of the poetry and art is VERY subjective and I have no interest in it at all. I understand that it is culture but IMHO, most of the art/poetry sucks! If I want to see something truely great that man has created, all I have to do is look at my microwave It's like making someone who likes country music study RAP music in depth! Hopefully i will pass and not have to sit in a class with a teacher who gets kicks out of breaking down some lame poem until the actual meaning of the poem is completely lost.
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    Just passed American Government and College Mathematics back to back today. It is doable.
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    Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 67
    College Composition Modular/No Essay 62
    American Government 56
    College Mathematics 53
    Introductory Psychology 66
    Introductory Sociology 58
    Humanities 63
    Information Systems and Computer Technology 69
    College Composition 54
    History of the United States I 63

    DSST
    Principles of Public Speaking 58
    Technical Writing 55
    Here's to Your Health 440
    A History of the Vietnam War 69
    Introduction to Computing 443
    Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 54
    Ethics in America 433
    Western Europe since 1945 46
    Principles of Statistics 407
    Art of the Western World 50
    Introduction to the Modern Middle East 59
    Intro to World Religions 437
    Civil War and Reconstruction 56
    General Anthropology 55
    Human Culture and Geography 59
    Substance Abuse 465
    Environment and Humanity 58
    Organizational Behavior 60

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    It is very doable. Today I took my fifth and sixth CLEP & DANTES exams THIS WEEK (check out my signature for details). Basically what I did was browse through the 2008 info the military published regarding the percentage of military personnel who took and passed each exam. My logic was this: since people in the military do not pay to take the exams, then the percentages published most likely reflect a greater number of people who took the exams "cold" or with minimal studying, just "for the hell of it" you could say. I made a list of those tests, leaving out the language tests for obvious reasons, and called my local Jr. college to set up a test date for the next day (this was last Monday). I read the specific feedback for the A&I Literature exam on this forum and went in Tuesday to take the exam without studying any other source. I passed with a 68! My confidence level in my "theory" shot through the roof so I went ahead and signed up for Personal Finance on Wednesday, both Technical Writing and Environment & Humanity for Thursday, and Substance Abuse & Here's To Your Health for today (Friday). I only studied the afternoon/night before each exam for the most part. I exclusively used instant cert's flashcards and specific feedback forum. No books, no practice tests, nothing. I am now 21 credits ahead of where I stood this past Monday! I am signed up for the Principles of Marketing CLEP this Monday and over this weekend I will review and decide what exams to take after that.
    Sorry for the long thread, but I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that studying for and taking/passing multiple exams in the same month, let alone the same week or day is definitely possible. I'm only 28 and if I can do it (I'm pretty much a high school dropout) then ANYONE CAN!!!
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    2000-2004 - 30 Jr. College Credits

    CLEP:
    9/04 - Spanish Lv. Two 100 (Yes you read right)
    2/09 - Eng Comp w/ Essay 72
    8/3/10 - A&I Literature 68

    DANTES:
    8/4/10 - Personal Finance 455
    8/5/10 - Tech. Writing 59
    8/5/10 - Envir. & Humanity 61
    8/6/10 - Here's To Your Health 430
    8/6/10 - Substance Abuse 456
    8/9/10 - Human/Cultural Geogr. 64

    ALEKS:
    6/09 - 99% - Beginning Algebra
    6/09 - 75% - Intermediate Algebra
    6/09 - 71% - College Algebra
    7/09 - 70% - College Alg. w/ Trig.
    7/09 - 70% - PreCalculus
    8/09 - 71% - Trigonometry
    8/09 - 73% - Intro To Statistics
    9/09 - 70% - Business Statistics
    9/09 - 70% - Stat For Behav. Sci.

    FEMA:
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    (Only 25 applied to BA at TESC)

    Planned:
    8/11/2010 - Principles of Marketing - CLEP
    8/16/2010 - ACTFL Spanish Proficiency Exam

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    I heard eisly college is a great place to enroll and test out quick into a degree. I've been researching alot and this forum is the best info so far. How do I get started. I'd like grab up a degree asap. I leave to boot camp at the end of nov. Army medic. I need a degree to move into officers training so I can go to school full time and become a nurse. I have almost 0 credits right now. Making rank means feeding the fam. I'm almost 31 with a beautiful family. The upside is I ran 15mi and did 720 pushups and situps the last 2 days so I'll survive. I'll probable go directly to afgani after training so I have about a year to get it done(college) so I can bring home the bacon. Have a very blessed week. Please teach me the ways of the jedi! I have by fsfa loan stuff completed and it covers books fulltime also. I live in las vegas currently and I've taken 2 classes from south university online in the past.

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