Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday minutiae


A gathering of thoughts,  links I love,
news highlights, funnies
and / or
 the latest goings - on here at the blog.
Sort of a weekly dumping ground of updates and features.........


Please welcome my newest sponsor!
Study.com's  comprehensive CLEP prep  

An in depth look at the wealth of programs and courses
study.com offers is right  here at the blog....
Those readers with high school age kids might like to be
aware of this wonderful resource!

And  JUST for my readers, 
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Some exciting book to film adaptations coming up:




My son read this title SIX years ago, 
in summer 2012, and loved it.
He's pretty psyched!
Go watch the trailer and enjoy~~ 

Any budding artists in your house?


The Lenten season is upon us, full swing now....
I've a wealth of activities, resources and inspiration
 collected  through the  years ....
 Here are ....

My Lenten archives



...and a few highlights~~~~~~

The Penitence of Everyday Life or  
Lent, We're Living You All Year Long





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Sunday, February 18, 2018

CLEP Test Prep Made Easy with Study.com! { An overview & a coupon just for my readers! }

Calling all parents of high school and university students.....
{ and students themselves~!}

Are you aware that "real" college credit can be earned by passing a test?
You may or may not be knowledgeable about just how this can happen.

CLEP,  or College Level Examination Program,
offered by The College Board,  
is a series of tests which assess prior knowledge in a myriad of subject areas,
 enabling students to  lower the cost of higher education.

Whether  your teens are home schooled or attend a brick and mortar
learning institution, the ability to utilize The College Board's program
has to sound enticing!
I know it appeals to me, mom of two high school aged kids.
  
So, just how do we begin the process of helping
 our kids prepare for the actual CLEP ?
Study.com, a leading education company, and a highly recognizable
 "name,"  appearing at the top of  searches for
  everything from English lit to Psychology to Calculus, 
to elementary math skills, 
has a brand new product, which includes comprehensive 
 study guides and practice tests.

The CLEP program includes 33 exams 
which will earn a student college credits  
accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities. 
And Study.com  offers a test prep course encompassing lessons, 
self-assessment options and practice tools to help equip students with
 enhanced background knowledge
of each course in order to pass the test with flying colleges.



Let me share with you the following ~
this list of CLEP exams,
 which link to the study resources at Study.com,
followed by how one would actually log on and utilize 
Study.com's comprehensive review program:

Composition and Literature


CLEP American Literature: Study Guide & Test Prep

American Literature (3 credits)
College Composition (6 credits)
English Literature (3 credits
Humanities (3 credits)

World Languages


CLEP Spanish Language - Levels 1 & 2: Study Guide & Test Prep


History and Social Sciences


CLEP History of the United States II: Study Guide & Test Prep
American Government (3 credits

Science and Mathematics


CLEP Biology: Study Guide & Test Prep
Biology (6 credits)
Calculus (4 credits)
Chemistry (6 credits)
College Algebra (3 credits)
College Mathematics (6 credits)
Precalculus (3 credits)

Business

CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics: Study Guide & Test Prep

Financial Accounting (3 credits)
Information Systems (3 credits)



Now, as for the details on optimally utilizing
Login and create your Study.com account right here:




You'll be taken to your own personalized dashboard, shown here: 


.......where you can sign in to any of the CLEP review programs


Now, let's take a look at Study.com's lead page for the
( This course  falls within the History and Social Sciences offerings):






As you can see, the course consists of 120 self paced lessons, 
for an average of 8 minutes each.

Now, you'd click on the "Start this Course" button, leading  you
to a pop up in which you have the option to ~
**  set an end date for the test prep
and
 ** receive reminder texts, helping you adhere to your review goals.
and
** become aware of your next lesson's topic
(Oh my goodness, this just keeps getting better, doesn't it? ) 
And here's what that looks like~

An added perk? You can easily and quickly edit each course's

 goals right in your dashboard! How convenient and organized is that?!

You can then peruse the course's syllabus :
Here's a glimpse~ 

I have to share with you, the bottom of the syllabus, which posts  
 a "timeline," if you will, of a student's projected goals
 in order to be successful with the review and examination.
Of course, this will enable the student to plan appropriately: 

Study Schedule for the CLEP American Government Exam

This prep course consists of about 13 instructional hours. The lessons are available in a flexible format, allowing you to easily incorporate study time into your schedule. We've provided a timetable below to help you determine the number of weeks you'll need to prepare for the exam. To make sure you get the test time slot that you want, call the test center early and make an appointment.
Study FrequencyWhen You'll Be Ready for the Exam
3 hours a day; 3 days a weekAbout 1.5 weeks
2 hours a day; 3 days a weekJust over 2 weeks
1 hour a day; 3 days a weekAbout 4 weeks


From that overview page, a student can 
take one of many  practice exams. 
So that you can get a sense of what's being asked,
 here are a few questions on the Constitutional Democracy 
exam within the America Government review we've been examining:



Overall, why is study.com CLEP review the best solution for students who wish 
to take a PLA ( Prior Learning Assessment ) and earn college credit ?
**Study.com presents materials in a variety of methods which accommodates
 students of all learning styles.
** Study.com's test prep courses are designed with the express purpose
of helping students pass the CLEP successfully and earn those credits.
**Study.com's program includes short, intriguing videos 
( as well as corresponding transcripts)
** Study.com offers quizzes and practice exams along the way
** And my favorite feature: the personalized study program! 

And once you've registered for the CLEP  
( followed by successfully passing the test! ) 
the educators at study.com want to be sure students know the 
exact step by step 
guidelines for transferring those college credits, as seen here in this screenshot:






Another of Study.com's impressive offerings?
A CLEP scholarship!  
Get the details and application form right here.



COUPON~~ ! 
I'm really excited to share a  special discount
 JUST for my readers 
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It's easier than ever to find and follow Study.com across social media platforms
 not only for their CLEP prep, but all of their  guides and resources.
Hey, those 30 million - plus students & teachers helped by Study.com each month
cannot be wrong!
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Instagram
Pinterest
YouTube
Googleplus 




While this is a sponsored post featuring Study.com's CLEP reivew program,
opinions are my own.
I highly highly recommend this unique and comprehensive
CLEP review program and without a doubt,
 plan to use the program
with my oldest, who is a senior in high school currently!

Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
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THANK YOU!

Until next time,
~Chris



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Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Flashback & Weekly Wrap

A weekly walk through the archives
where past posts re-emerge!

I feel like I wrote these only recently and for some, 
it's been years.


A month ago on the blog:
"Mosts" of 2017 ~  
most visited,  most fun, most comments, most difficult to write





 A year ago on the blog~

Top 7 Must - See Movies with a Christian Theme




Two years ago on the blog~

Five Minute Friday ~  "Limit"









Three years ago on the blog

Colorful Candy Shoppe Birthday Cake  


 




Four years ago on the blog

A Study of Robert Frost in Words and Craft: 
Poetry Notebooks, Rhyme Scheme, Snowy Collages, 
Let it Snow Bottle and Make Your Own Snowflakes



   





Five years ago on the blog~

 Why a Failing Lent Really Isn't




This week on the blog~~
Oy with the poodles already:
 7 shows you need to watch this year 


Chesapeake Shores: Season 2


💟 Valentine's Day Gift Guide! 

LEGO Valentine's Kit


Privilege ~ Five Minute Friday





~ Monday minutiae ~ 



Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 

Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....



If you are shopping at  amazon and Target
why not consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
at no cost to you.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,
~Chris



BTW, I'm offering photo services and customized
photo packages for your blog or business!
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