Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by bceagles, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. bceagles

    bceagles Member

    Whats the real deal with this exam ....... can you actually study for it? Shoud I just go in and sit for it w/o any prep? Anyone?
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I took it. My advice is not to study for it, but just to take it. If your native language is English you should pass easily -- it's a glorified literacy test.

    Good luck,

  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I used the REA book and don't really think it helped but it was fun reading. I passed with an okay score. Just take it.
  4. bceagles

    bceagles Member

    OK....I'll take it tomorrow and let everyone know how it went!
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed.....and it's worth 6 semester credits!!
  6. bceagles

    bceagles Member

    I just got back from taking this exam ......... got a 52 ....... by the skin of my teeth ...... 6 more credits in the bucket! This exam may as well have been in Russian (I am Monolingual!) .... I had absolutely no idea what the passages were about and I had no idea how to answer the questions ..... I do agree that it would be difficult to study for this exam ..... I used the entire 90 minutes ..... That was not an easy exam ..... for me ........ I'm extremely lucky!
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Great job - I think I got a 56 or something like that. Six credits is six credits. What do you have left?
  8. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member


    A Pass is a Pass!!
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    You must have had some idea how to answer the questions or you wouldn't have good news. :) Anyway, congratulations! So, what's next?

  10. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    For those reading the thread that may be planning to take this exam ---
    a quick review of literary terms will be helpful. You can't answer a question about the alliteration if you don't know what an alliteration is.

    I always avoid annoying alliterations... :rolleyes:

    Actually, I've found a review of related vocabulary very helpful when prepping for any CLEP/DANTES exam. You can learn a lot of economics by just reading a good glossary in an econ textbook for example.
  11. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    One could possibly study for this test by studying literary terms here:
    And browsing works of literature here:
  12. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    This is actually something I'd like to see more of here-- conversation about CLEP and DANTES.

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