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I am thinking of taking the Aleks math course. I am petrified of math because am horrible at it. So how does one take the course and do I have to take a proctored test at the end of the course too? Thanks for all your help!
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If you are horrible at math, I'm going to recommend that you do something else. The lowestlevel math ALEKS has for credit is College Algebra, and you don't need anything that high of a level. Instead, I would recommend College Math, or Math for Liberal Arts. Both are MUCH easier than ALEKS.
Also, you can learn math for free with a variety of options, but one of the best is Khan Academy. It's free, videobased, and very well done. If you get through Algebra I (high school), then you can do the ModernStates.org College Math prep course, then go take the College Math CLEP test for free. The benefit for this  in addition to it being free starttofinish, is that you're not limited on time. And more schools will accept it as the lowestlevel math (so you don't have to go with a particular school specifically because they'll accept the math course/exam you've completed).
One other option: taking it buttinseat at your local CC. Most schools have resources, like a math lab, and free tutoring. Many people do better with this optin than online.
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Since you're going for a BALS  Hands down the CSM Learn course would be the easiest math/stats course. Which school are you looking at applying to?
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(02072020, 05:36 PM)dfrecore Wrote: If you are horrible at math, I'm going to recommend that you do something else. The lowestlevel math ALEKS has for credit is College Algebra, and you don't need anything that high of a level. Instead, I would recommend College Math, or Math for Liberal Arts. Both are MUCH easier than ALEKS.
Also, you can learn math for free with a variety of options, but one of the best is Khan Academy. It's free, videobased, and very well done. If you get through Algebra I (high school), then you can do the ModernStates.org College Math prep course, then go take the College Math CLEP test for free. The benefit for this  in addition to it being free starttofinish, is that you're not limited on time. And more schools will accept it as the lowestlevel math (so you don't have to go with a particular school specifically because they'll accept the math course/exam you've completed).
One other option: taking it buttinseat at your local CC. Most schools have resources, like a math lab, and free tutoring. Many people do better with this optin than online.
Thanks dfrecore! I will have to look into Khan academy. I am planning to do a BS in psychology.
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@ragkrish I say do the CSM course then college algebra. You may be bad at math but if you want to do the BS in Psyc, you will have to do statistics as well, so you will need to get those math skills up.
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(02072020, 08:02 PM)ragkrish Wrote: (02072020, 05:36 PM)dfrecore Wrote: If you are horrible at math, I'm going to recommend that you do something else. The lowestlevel math ALEKS has for credit is College Algebra, and you don't need anything that high of a level. Instead, I would recommend College Math, or Math for Liberal Arts. Both are MUCH easier than ALEKS.
Also, you can learn math for free with a variety of options, but one of the best is Khan Academy. It's free, videobased, and very well done. If you get through Algebra I (high school), then you can do the ModernStates.org College Math prep course, then go take the College Math CLEP test for free. The benefit for this  in addition to it being free starttofinish, is that you're not limited on time. And more schools will accept it as the lowestlevel math (so you don't have to go with a particular school specifically because they'll accept the math course/exam you've completed).
One other option: taking it buttinseat at your local CC. Most schools have resources, like a math lab, and free tutoring. Many people do better with this optin than online.
Thanks dfrecore! I will have to look into Khan academy. I am planning to do a BS in psychology.
Which school do you want to go to? That makes a difference. At TESU, you need both a lowlevel math for your GE requirements, and then a Statistics course for the major. At COSC, you need Statistics in Psychology, but not another math course at all. TESU will take CSMLearn for your math requirement, COSC won't (although it can be used as an elective).
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