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DSST for 8th grader
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So, I WON a FREE DSST exam voucher!  As such, I was going to have my 8th grader take a test.  She has not taken any CLEP or DSST.  What would you recommend for her as an easier one?  Also, what resources do you recommend for studying?  We homeschool.  Smile
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What does she enjoy and what subjects is she good at? Easy all depends on the person.
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If your exam voucher is valid for 6 months or so, she can study for anything. My advice is to bump it up alongside something you're going to use for curriculum this year. Here are a few of my recommendations, but your daughter's strengths and weaknesses obviously are the most important thing. Also, SOME (not all) DSST exams have practice tests, I would choose one that does. For future tests, it may be unnecessary, but overpreparing for the first one isn't a bad plan.

These 4 have practice tests at the DSST site and are better choices (in my opinion) than the others on the exam list that can be "adult" in nature or are considerably more advanced than she probably is:

Personal Finance, 3 credits
(many homeschool families use Dave Ramsey's course as a foundation for this one)

Introduction to World Religions, 3 credits
(if your family is Christian, I suggest Cheri Frame's Credits Before College course - it's for homeschoolers and lines up exactly for this exam)

Math for Liberal Arts, 3 credits
(if she's already finished pre-algebra, this might be doable- better after Algebra 1)

Environmental Science, 3 credits
(ditto World Religions- it's #2 of her 3 courses written for Christian homeschoolers and lines up with this exam)
Jennifer
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MS Applied Nutrition, 2014 Canisius College, NY
Premed/Prenursing Sciences, 2011 Ocean County College, NJ
BA Social Science, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AA General Studies, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AOS Culinary Arts,1990 Culinary Institute of America, NY

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Awesome, thanks! We are Christian, so the guides you mention may be the answer! Thanks!!
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