Easiest/Hardest CLEP and DSST Exams Thread

Discussion in 'CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit' started by Sowak777, Dec 30, 2008.

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  1. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    Is there a reason that I cannot see signature lines in the posts? I used to be able to when I was lurking.
     
  2. yogagirl205

    yogagirl205 New Member

    This is good to know, I plan on taking at least five of them.

    Introductory Sociology
    History of the U.S. I
    Western Civilization I
    Biology
    American Literature,:tired:
    American Government, :tired:

    I only need to take one DSST, intro to world religions. Although, I do hear that public speaking is very easy.
     
  3. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    I really can't see anyone's signature. Is there a setting I'm missing?
     
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone or some people? Signatures are optional.
     
  5. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    If I opt out for myself does that keep me from seeing others?
     
  6. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    No it does not. Do you see mine?
     
  7. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    I do not. I am using Google Chrome. Does that make a difference?
     
  8. GeneralSnus

    GeneralSnus Member

    Not for me.
     
  9. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    On my android I can see the signatures.
     
  10. Pata5359

    Pata5359 New Member

    Thanks guys!!
     
  11. SLHelper101

    SLHelper101 New Member

    Easy for me was Tech Writing, and Here's to Your Health. Studying Principles of Public Speaking.
     
  12. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

    These are all lumped together on my transcrpt as "test scores", so I can't tell you which are DSST and which are CLEP. However, I did pass all of them by learning the topics on the tests and self-studying on Wikipedia. Before coming across like some sort of testing champ, I should admit to failing Here's to Your Health!! (>.<)

    CLEP/DSST:
    Introduction to Business
    Introduction to Computing
    Human Cultural Geography
    Ethics in America
    Introduction to World Religions

    Excelsior:
    Ethics Theory & Practice
    World Population
     
  13. CLEP Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 6/2013 50 (!)

    On almost every ranking, this is ranked as easiest; however, I passed with the minimum score and then only because the test preparation book had the exact same passage so I had seen it before. I'm wary of taking another as I can't really afford to put down the money and fail :-(.
     
  14. DH0521

    DH0521 New Member

    CLEP Analyzing and interpreting lit was a joke! i signed up 5 days before the test, did some flash cards on quizlet for about 30 minutes while sitting in my car waiting and passed with a 62. Ive never read poetry in my life either which i thought was kind of funny because i had no idea what half of them were about. i finished the test with 12 minutes left also.
     
  15. Delta

    Delta Active Member

  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Yeah, I took Analyzing and Interpreting Lit one first back in my day, and it was the easiest one I ever did. I often advise people who are planning to do a lot of CLEPs to start with that one as a confidence booster.
     
  17. musictester

    musictester New Member

    How is the DSST environment and humanities? I'm taking it next week. It is my first DSST. Any advice?
     
  18. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    That must be a fairly new test. I hadn't heard of it before, so I checked, and it's actually Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet, which is much different than a Humanities exam (offered by CLEP for 6 credits).

    Do you have a degree plan, or are you just trying to accumulate random credits by exam?
     
  19. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    It's an old test. I took it a few years ago and thought it was easy. I studied using only the Instantcert flashcards, but I don't know if the test has been revised since then.
     
  20. Cosmic Fury

    Cosmic Fury New Member

    I took a total of thirty-three or thirty-four of those exams. Out of all of those, the Substance Abuse DSST exam and the Chemistry CLEP exam basically hit me like a slap to the face. For the DSST exam, they rely a LOT on medical knowledge instead of the sociology behind the subject it covers. For the CLEP, you need a solid knowledge of Chemistry before you jump in.

    Aside from that, I didn't encounter too many problems in the way of getting things done. Aside from one or two near-misses (aside from Substance Abuse and Chemistry), I took the vast majority of these exams without a hitch. A solid test-taking strategy and a bit of studying for the slightly harder ones always worked out in the end, and the exams all seemed to get easier as I took more and more of them. (I was even awarded 90 credits towards my bachelor's degree for them!)
     

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