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My Journey: BA in English from TESU
#31
To summarize the rest of my English plan:
- CLEP American Lit (6)
- BYU Chinese poetry (3)
- Shmoop 3 of their UL courses (9)
- Shmoop 1 of their LL courses (3)
- Capstone (3)

(I have 3 UL in English already. I have A&I Lit already. I also have other LL credits but need to meet the "24 new".)

BYU would be around $610 with proctoring fees. Free CLEP through Modern States. $88 Shmoop. I'm going to consider the Capstone as "free" and count it as part of my CS costs. So the total is $698 to add this onto my BA-CS degree.

I expect to struggle with the Shmoop Lit courses because of past experience, but I would be able to fail 2 of their 5 UL courses, and still make this work for the same cost Smile Possibly for an extra month for a total of $786.
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#32
Looks like a good plan. Perhaps best to get those Shmoop UL done sooner rather than later with all this talk of downgrades. That's what I'm trying to do. It's a long slow process, but not a completely unenjoyable one. I'm halfway through Women's Lit and learning a ton. I don't hate it!
Amy
Goal: BA in English at TESU
Completed: 78 B&M credits plus:
Institutes: Ethics
Study.com: Personal Finance, History of the Vietnam War, English Comp I, Intro World Religions, Public Speaking, Intro to Humanities
Shmoop: Bible as Literature, Shakespeare's Plays, Women's Lit, Modernist Lit, Holocaust Lit
TECEP: Technical Writing
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#33
(01-10-2018, 02:55 PM)originalamyj Wrote: Looks like a good plan. Perhaps best to get those Shmoop UL done sooner rather than later with all this talk of downgrades. That's what I'm trying to do. It's a long slow process, but not a completely unenjoyable one. I'm halfway through Women's Lit and learning a ton. I don't hate it!

Yeah, that's a good idea. Since I'm probably delaying my graduation (for my first degrees), anything I do before mid-May (according to one person at TESU) won't count as new. But I may have to do it before mid-May to be safe, which would mean doing 3 extra LL Shmoop Lit courses later on. Because if I end up having to pay $650+ per UL course, I will have to skip getting an English degree. Thanks for mentioning this.

I'm glad Women's Lit is working out for you. Do you guess you're spending 3-4 weeks per UL Lit course? But only 20 something hours a week?
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#34
My time has been in fits and starts. It's just a busy season for my family. I read everything, and open all the tabs and leave them open, but I think sometimes the questions I miss are coming from the course pages that you move through that you can't leave open. I may try to make a word doc of those pages. I'm half-way through and only have a 74% so I need to turn up the attention span and for the rest of the course.

I thought I could do 2 courses a month (and I did with Bible and Shakespeare) but Women's Lit is a lot slower and will take me the full month. But I can only give it about 6-7 hours a week right now. If I could just sit without interruption and work on it I bet I could meet the goal of 2 per month. Life just keeps getting in the way!
Amy
Goal: BA in English at TESU
Completed: 78 B&M credits plus:
Institutes: Ethics
Study.com: Personal Finance, History of the Vietnam War, English Comp I, Intro World Religions, Public Speaking, Intro to Humanities
Shmoop: Bible as Literature, Shakespeare's Plays, Women's Lit, Modernist Lit, Holocaust Lit
TECEP: Technical Writing
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#35
(01-10-2018, 03:13 PM)originalamyj Wrote: I'm half-way through and only have a 74% so I need to turn up the attention span and for the rest of the course.

I thought I could do 2 courses a month (and I did with Bible and Shakespeare) but Women's Lit is a lot slower and will take me the full month. But I can only give it about 6-7 hours a week right now.

Good luck! I know how it is, and you wish you could have more hours now, to make more progress. I think it's more challenging when you're forced to stop and start. Personally I end up having to repeat some work if there's enough breaks or if it spans a longer time period.

Thanks for sharing your approx times. Gives me a better idea of how quickly I can go, which I need, so I can pick a good day to start a membership.
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#36
I found it interesting that Information Literacy is counting in the AOS, under English Electives. ENG-106 for 3 credits. It was pretty easy at Davar, and I'm sure it's one of the easier courses elsewhere, if anyone needs 3 quick LL credits. This is under my unofficial academic eval.
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#37
I'm still considering attempting PLA for Non-Western Lit. I would go through LearningCounts. Of course, if my attempt succeeds then I've saved money and feel good that I passed that small challenge. If I don't, it's a real waste of money ($275) and time. One way I could hedge my bets is to attempt PLA for the Chinese Poetry curriculum. That course does look interesting, but I'm really interested in attempting to make my own course. Obviously my own course would still need to be similar to an actual, specific course, but I feel I could choose all my own books, writing topics, etc.
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#38
Interesting idea. What books would you choose if you design your own course?

I’m not particularly interested in Chinese poetry but maybe it’ll be good. Id much rather do African or Middle Eastern Lit. I wish Russian Lit would be considered non-western!
Amy
Goal: BA in English at TESU
Completed: 78 B&M credits plus:
Institutes: Ethics
Study.com: Personal Finance, History of the Vietnam War, English Comp I, Intro World Religions, Public Speaking, Intro to Humanities
Shmoop: Bible as Literature, Shakespeare's Plays, Women's Lit, Modernist Lit, Holocaust Lit
TECEP: Technical Writing
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#39
(01-11-2018, 06:05 PM)originalamyj Wrote: Interesting idea. What books would you choose if you design your own course?

I’m not particularly interested in Chinese poetry but maybe it’ll be good. Id much rather do African or Middle Eastern Lit. I wish Russian Lit would be considered non-western!

I haven't thought much about it. I was wondering if do a bit of each (African vs. Middle Eastern vs. 2-3 others)?

I think it should be.
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#40
(01-11-2018, 06:33 PM)Ideas Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 06:05 PM)originalamyj Wrote: Interesting idea. What books would you choose if you design your own course?

I’m not particularly interested in Chinese poetry but maybe it’ll be good. Id much rather do African or Middle Eastern Lit. I wish Russian Lit would be considered non-western!

I haven't thought much about it. I was wondering if do a bit of each (African vs. Middle Eastern vs. 2-3 others)?

I think it should be.

Lots of options here: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/non...literature 
and here: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/non-western
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