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My sister and I decided to engage in a 8-hour long writing challenge, where we both had to write a complete short story in a tiny 480 minutes. But lo and behold, after starting at 3pm and writing till 11pm, we finished our stories and read them to our brother and his sister-in-law.
I’m quite proud of my 14-page, 8,129-word story, which chronicles the disaster the befalls of a peaceful Kingdom that’s “somewhere in the far reaches of the earth, but closer than you could imagine” filled with “mostly-happy people,” and the great Quest of Valor to solve “the mystery of the broken sky” and in doing so win the hand of the beautiful Princess.
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!