The Civil War and Reconstruction – DSST- 3 Upper Level Credits – 43% Pass Rate With This thread I’m going to attempt to document my preparation for this DSST Exam. I have no prior “Knowledge” of the Civil War. Seriously, I know basically nothing about this subject. My “Plan of Attack” will be: 1. Get an overview of the subject 2. Order the exam to the test center 3. Attempt to obtain some of the recommended readings from my local library 4. Check out what my local library does have on the Civil War 5. Research every topic on the Outline (DSST Fact Sheet) 6. Report back to this thread my findings 7. Get feedback from members of this forum 8. Sit for the exam! My hope is that with the DSST outline, my local library and the support of the people on this forum I can pass this exam. I also hope that this thread will help others prepare for this exam. For those of you who have either sat for this exam or has knowledge of this subject, please share your knowledge in this thread. Thanks! Step One: Get a brief overview of the subject From the library today I checked out a DVD titled “The American Civil: A Union Divided” ISBN 0-9743-1940-6. This is a 3 Hour 2 DVD Set. The back cover definitely reads like a study guide. I’ll give it a go and report back.