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How long for UExcel?
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How long would it take for one UExcel class? I am planning my next semester and have a UExcel class on "world conflicts since 1990" coming up.  Thank you!
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UExcel's aren't classes, they're exams. Courses at Excelsior are $1530 and take 8 weeks. UExcel exams can be taken any time within the term you signed up for, and take 2-3 hours.
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(03-11-2019, 05:51 PM)dfrecore Wrote: UExcel's aren't classes, they're exams.  Courses at Excelsior are $1530 and take 8 weeks.  UExcel exams can be taken any time within the term you signed up for, and take 2-3 hours.

Thank you!.  What I really need to know is how long it takes an experienced CLEPer and DSSTer to study for a Uexcel test.  How do they compare on difficulty and study intensity?
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(03-12-2019, 11:40 AM)BeSmart01 Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 05:51 PM)dfrecore Wrote: UExcel's aren't classes, they're exams.  Courses at Excelsior are $1530 and take 8 weeks.  UExcel exams can be taken any time within the term you signed up for, and take 2-3 hours.

Thank you!.  What I really need to know is how long it takes an experienced CLEPer and DSSTer to study for a Uexcel test.  How do they compare on difficulty and study intensity?

UExcel exams are more difficult than CLEP and DSST's.  However, they do grade on a curve.
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Excelsior/ECE - Information Literacy (Passed), World Conflicts After 1900 (B), Research Methods in Psychology (B), Weather and Climate ( C )
CLEP - Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (57), Introduction to Sociology (57)
DSST - Ethics of America (429), Principals of Supervision (430), Health and Human Development (432), Human Resources Management (432), The Civil War and Reconstruction (430)
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Yes they are more difficult than DSST and CLEP. I got my lowest grade on an UEXCEL exam. Some exams don't have much feedback on them.
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The World conflicts uexcel has a lot of theory questions. I got an A on it. My prep was reading 2 of the books on the content guide in full, the chapter summaries in the 3rd book, and all of the essays in the Excelsior provided readings. And the 2 practice exams and the extra questions in the content guide. The books were all pretty cheap buying used on Amazon. I think I spent about $25 for all 3.
I’d estimate that about 1/3 of the questions on my exam were exactly the same as ones from the practice exams. And 1/2 were very similar.
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(03-16-2019, 02:10 PM)Sparklette Wrote: The World conflicts uexcel has a lot of theory questions. I got an A on it. My prep was reading 2 of the books on the content guide in full, the chapter summaries in the 3rd book, and all of the essays in the Excelsior provided readings.  And the 2 practice exams and the extra questions in the content guide. The books were all pretty cheap buying used on Amazon. I think I spent about $25 for all 3.
I’d estimate that about 1/3 of the questions on my exam were exactly the same as ones from the practice exams. And 1/2 were very similar.

I got a B on this one, but I didn't buy the practice exams or the third book. I do think that someone in the Word Conflicts thread has/had some good notes that I used.  One thing I didn't like about one of the books is that it was like the 7th edition and ended around 1999/2000.  So some of their theories, facts quoted aren't correct anymore.  

Most UExcel exams have 120 questions that you have 2 hours to answer.  Some aren't graded so they tell you to try and answer all the questions correctly. 

Best of luck on your exams!!!

GG
Community College - 39 Credits
Excelsior/ECE - Information Literacy (Passed), World Conflicts After 1900 (B), Research Methods in Psychology (B), Weather and Climate ( C )
CLEP - Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (57), Introduction to Sociology (57)
DSST - Ethics of America (429), Principals of Supervision (430), Health and Human Development (432), Human Resources Management (432), The Civil War and Reconstruction (430)
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The one I took I spent about 45 min studying for using Study.com. I had some familiarity with the subject beforehand and passed without too much trouble. You have way more than enough time to take it, don't sweat that aspect of it.
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(03-17-2019, 03:15 AM)GonnaGraduate Wrote:
(03-16-2019, 02:10 PM)Sparklette Wrote: The World conflicts uexcel has a lot of theory questions. I got an A on it. My prep was reading 2 of the books on the content guide in full, the chapter summaries in the 3rd book, and all of the essays in the Excelsior provided readings.  And the 2 practice exams and the extra questions in the content guide. The books were all pretty cheap buying used on Amazon. I think I spent about $25 for all 3.
I’d estimate that about 1/3 of the questions on my exam were exactly the same as ones from the practice exams. And 1/2 were very similar.

I got a B on this one, but I didn't buy the practice exams or the third book. I do think that someone in the World Conflicts thread has/had some good notes that I used.  One thing I didn't like about one of the books is that it was like the 7th edition and ended around 1999/2000.  So some of their theories, facts quoted aren't correct anymore.  

Most UExcel exams have 120 questions that you have 2 hours to answer.  Some aren't graded so they tell you to try and answer all the questions correctly. 

Best of luck on your exams!!!

GG
Community College - 39 Credits
Excelsior/ECE - Information Literacy (Passed), World Conflicts After 1900 (B), Research Methods in Psychology (B), Weather and Climate ( C )
CLEP - Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (57), Introduction to Sociology (57)
DSST - Ethics of America (429), Principals of Supervision (430), Health and Human Development (432), Human Resources Management (432), The Civil War and Reconstruction (430)
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