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Ethics in America-DSST
#1
Im prepping for the Ethics in America-DSST....
How was it for you? Thanks
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#2
I am also preparing - my test is this Friday. The last credits needed for my degree so I'm feeling a LOT of pressure. If you search the forum there is a post that goes back to 2007, with recent posts in 2015 regarding the test. I read that the test was redone, making it easier and that many felt they didn't do well during the test, but ended up with a passing score. the pass rate for internet based tests for Ethics in America (FY13) was 83%, so that boost a little confidence!
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#3
It requires study, but isn't difficult.

Know the different philosophers (Socrates, Kant, Hume, etc.), their theories on Ethics, and how to apply them. Read Elements of Moral Philosophy by Rachels (its a small book, an old edition is fine like ISBN978-0072476903); and if you have access, do the flashcards on this site and you will pass. If you are transferring the credits to one of the Big 3, there is no need to do the essay at the end, just skip it.

And make sure you read this:

http://getcollegecredit.com/assets/pdf/d...merica.pdf

Also, DSST (prometric) lets you take practice exams for like $10 if you want to get a feel for the real thing
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Why it is called Ethics in America? It seems like Socrates, Kant, Hume, etc. make the general topic of ethics broader than "in America" seems to imply.
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clep3705 Wrote:Why it is called Ethics in America? It seems like Socrates, Kant, Hume, etc. make the general topic of ethics broader than "in America" seem to imply.

Good point. I think maybe it is based partly on an old panel show called ethics in america that I had seen before on PBS. Or maybe not..

But the section on the application of Ethics may be the "in America" part since they tackle issues like Euthanasia, abortion, etc. Where it Ethics in the ISIS caliphate, it would basically be a course on the Koran.
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Be honest professionally, socially and academically. There are people (especially little ones) who look up to you and they're going by your example.

Be proud. Whether you're an Engineer or Fast Food worker, there is honor and dignity in hard work.

Picking on people weaker than you only proves that you are a weak person.
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Prloko Wrote:Good point. I think maybe it is based partly on an old panel show called ethics in america that I had seen before on PBS. Or maybe not..

But the section on the application of Ethics may be the "in America" part since they tackle issues like Euthanasia, abortion, etc. Where it Ethics in the ISIS caliphate, it would basically be a course on the Koran.

As far as I can remember that show is available on learner.org I also think that while ethics in other cultures are relevant ethics in America relates to our business culture which is different than say Ireland or Asia
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I believe that it is because America Ethics have foundations in Greek/Roman ethics, I took this literally today. There was an ethical argument section at the end, basically state an opinion for highlighting ethical issues, and against highlighting ethical issues.
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#8
I am trying to study for this, but I can't. Sorry to say I just can't get into it! Or at least the philospher part....any suggestions on how to get into it and understand? I feel like I'm just reading and not comprehending cause I'm bored!
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3600jessica Wrote:I am trying to study for this, but I can't. Sorry to say I just can't get into it! Or at least the philospher part....any suggestions on how to get into it and understand? I feel like I'm just reading and not comprehending cause I'm bored!

I thoroughly enjoyed the videos from The School Of Life!

Here's one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHWbZmg2hzU

Type in the philosophers name and bingo:

https://www.youtube.com/user/schooloflif...y=immanuel
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#10
I am working on prepping for this on Saturday myself.

However, I got a bit of concern on taking the prometric practice test and scoring a 58. There were several things I hadn't seen in the IC cards. I studied what I missed(though one or two of their answers seems a bit sketchy when I looked it up)

I got a 76 on a peterson's the next day, and an 89 on my second peterson's today, so hopefully things are shaping up. Just a bit worried since the prometric one is by the company that gives it.
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