not me ! ha ha needed 50, got a 47 I thought I was prepared, I bought and read the REA book and did the practice exams in the back. I watched some videos on youtube, but that test was HARD ! there are 60 question in 90 minutes I thought that sounded a little diffiecult and I wasn't fininshing the practice exams in the REA book, but I figured that was just becuase I was using pencil and paper I started the test at the testing center and breezed through the first few questions: simple ratios, solve for x, easy stuff; I did them in my mind, 10 seconds per question, I felt confident and thought this was going to be easy then around question 5 there was a graph problem. Two straight lines drawn on a graph, part of the graph was shaded. The question was "which solution set below represents the shaded region of the graph" the choices were something like |3x - 2| <= x x <= 4x^2 - 6x + 3 <= x and some other 2 ridiculous choices, (I know my examples are garbage, but I have no idea about graphs) so I sat there staring at the screen and drawing the graphs on scratch paper trying to solve all 4 choices and see where they lay on the graph: next thing I knew 10 minutes had gone by ! Yikes ! and it just got worse: graph question after graph question after graph question: circles drawn on top of parabolas - where do they intersect ? which graph is the solution for the following inequality ... before I knew it an hour had gone by and I was still on question 28 28 ! oh, and the logarithms ! so many questions on logarithms. And some didn't even have any numbers ! log x of abc = bc ^ log x of a solve for x in terms of a what ? ! so time ran out and I finished about 36 questions. 36 out of 60 I knew I failed, but I reported it anyway to Excelsior I needed to see the grade just so I could get an idea of what score would equal my effort I was quite suprised to see I scored so high what I take away from this is that my strategy sucked. I should have skipped the first graph problem after one minute and still being clueless. I should have skipped every problem I didn't IMMEDIATLEY know how to do. The time I wasted drawing stuped graphs on scratch paper I could have spent going through the rest of the exam. I've got to believe that out of the remainign 24 questions there had to have been at least 8 easy ones that I never even got to look at. So I should have have gone straight through the exam and answered every question and then gone back and spent time on the difficult questions. I really believe I could have picked up another 3 points if I had done it that way. Well, at least it was a learning experience. I think I'll spend some time studying for the College Mathematics test and try my strategy on it. Better than waiting 6 months to take the Algebra exam again. And Mathematics is 6 credits anyway. Or maybe I'll do StraighterLine. So for all of you scared of the College algebra exam: be afraid, be very afraid. But use a better strategy than I did: skip questions, skip 10 in a row if you have to, go through the entire exam and first answer the ones you can answer quickly. You you can always go back and answer the tough time consuming ones later. I think you WIILL pass if you do it that way.