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Hello, all! Just letting you know that I have passed my first CLEP – that is, College Level Examination Program test. I took the Humanities exam. This means I have six (6) credit hours to my name, completely transferable to whichever college I decide upon attending!
Isn’t this just awesome? It took me a few months of preparation to be ready for the test, most of which wasn’t really studying. Alright, since I’ve confused you, let me give you the whole low-down on what I did:
- First, my sister decided that she wanted to take the Humanities test next, since it was on her list of CLEPs she needed to take. And since I didn’t end up taking Natural Sciences with her, I decided to have a go at this CLEP, too. Thankfully, I ended up taking the exam this time.
- Next, she bought a study guide, the official CLEP review book on Humanities. Man, was that book helpful. It provided us with two practice examination tests.
- Then we crammed. We were expecting to take it back in April, but we didn’t feel prepared. So we waited.
- Then it rolled around to last week, and my sister wanted to take the test. Fair enough, but when it came time for it, I still wasn’t ready. So we delayed till this week. She took it on Wednesday, but once again, I did not feel ready.
- So, I took it today. And passed!
One final thing you should know: right before a test, I would cram, cram, cram, using Wikipedia primarily. I searched up so many different authors, poets, playwrights, operas, movements – wow. I can definitely say I learned a lot. Thing is, I probably won’t remember a bit of it in a few months. But at least I can say I can cram.
After all, that’s all colleges want us to do, right? Get an A?
>Sigh< Well, I really did learn a lot from this preparing for this test. I’m glad for the learning, the college credit, and the personal macho-feeling it gives you. Even if the educational system is off-kilter, one can still choose to learn. Life is a journey, and no matter what, new adventures and places to discover will appear on the horizon.
Let us learn together!
P.S. And oh, BTW! I got a great score on the test: 72! You see, 20 points is the lowest you can get, and 80 points is the very highest, whereas 50 points is passing. So I did well, and I’m thankful. A great, big thanks to all my friends who thought of me, encouraged me, and prayed for me. Praise God!
Yep, I’m heading off tomorrow to sunny Florida. Coming into Orlando on February 9, I’m staying for about 10 days and checking out the colleges down there, including DAVE School (1-year trade school) and Full Sail (4-year multimedia university,) as well as visiting some good friends.
I hope to gain a better insight into what to do with the rest of my life. I’d really appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I plan to do some filming on the trip, too. First time flying, to boot.
Anyhow, see you on the other side,
It’s time to say goodbye – it’s time for me to look ahead.
Hello, my name is Benjamin Bailey. I am a young creative artist with a dream to conquer the world with my ideas. I love singing, writing, drawing, and modeling in 3D – and I’m ready to put these skills to use.
Since I started drawing at age four, I’ve been on a wild journey to explore everything I had an interest in. That’s me, ready for anything.
I’ve had my bumps, highs, and lows - but it’s all been part of the road I’ve taken. I have made it this far because of every single choice I made.
So, here I am – artist, wanderer, pilgrim on the high road. Where to next, Dreamer? Let’s find out, just over that far hill.
Come with me – it’ll be a journey to remember!