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BA IN 4 WEEKS

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Copyright   Lawrie Miller  1997 - 2004

 

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SECOND YEAR

 

 

 

RECAP
1)
We have constructed subject and exam matrices that are synergistic. That is, the interrelated elements in the chosen subjects and the chosen test pairings of subjects mean that facts and concepts learned and absorbed in studying for one exam are directly applicable within one of the others So, for example, elements of knowledge in  Human Resources, Organizational Behavior,  Business Law I, Business Law II, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics, are common, reusable and complementary.

 

2)
So far we have met the Written English Requirement (WER), the Humanities, Mathematics/Science, and Social Science /History requirements, the Ethics requirement, and the Statistics requirement.

 

 

THIS WEEK'S EXAMS

So, on to the second week. You have already earned 30 semester hours credit. This week you're going to pick up another 30 with a judicious assortment of business exams.

 

 

MONDAY

  ECE Management of Human Resources

  ECE Organizational Behavior

  ECE World Population


TUESDAY

  CLEP Macroeconomics

  CLEP Microeconomics

  CLEP Introductory Business Law


WEDNESDAY

  DANTES Business Law II

  CLEP Principles of Management

  CLEP Principles of Marketing


THURSDAY

  DANTES Principles of Finance

 

 

 

3)
You need to schedule for Monday a full day at a Sylvan center near you, and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday, at your friendly military base, community center, or other station allowing multiple testing.

 

 

MONDAY

ECE Management of Human Resources

ECE Organizational Behavior

ECE World Population

 


You finished testing early Tuesday afternoon of last week and have been enjoying periods of relaxation interspersed with study. It's now the following Monday morning, 9:00AM. You've shown your ID at the Sylvan test center, had your mug shot taken, and signed in. The exam proctor escorts you to your seat. You disdain his offer of a pair of neon colored guaranteed sanitized/made in ROK, earplugs (they itch). Ready and confident, you "press any key to begin", and begin.

 

The ECE Management of Human Resources Examination. Use Barron's Business Library Human Resources Management book. Simultaneous study for Organizational Behavior, helps here. These two exams complement one another. Should complete this exam in one hour to ninety minutes.

 

You signal that you have completed the exam and go back into the proctor's office or wait at the access hatch. He will provide you with a printed and embossed/stamped score sheet.

 

An hour to eat, drink (recommend a cooler with a packed lunch and sit in your car), and some light revision for the next exam. Forget about the previous test, it's history and you can't affect the result, but you can influence the outcome of the next one. In every one of the 13 ECE exams I sat, I did significantly better than I would have predicted immediately after the test but before the actual result was revealed. I hope you will be similarly surprised. For many or most, I think it likely.

 

"Organizational Behavior" you start at noon. Expect to be through about 1:00PM to 1:15PM. Your next exam is scheduled for 3:00PM but you can elect to take it early, or you can do more eating, or snoozing, or light revision for the final exam of the day.

 

"World Population" - we've left this for last because it's the easiest, and if you're feeling a little tired, well, this is nothing to get excited about. You should finish this within about an hour.

 

Let me repeat previous note in this series: you will know how you will perform with fair certainty by tracking your performance in the mock exams. I found the mock exams (listed elsewhere) very good predictors of actual performance on forty (40) occasions. I doubt that that would be a fluke, or an experience you would not share, if you were to follow the same bench marking strategy.

  

 

TUESDAY

  CLEP Macroeconomics

  CLEP Microeconomics

  CLEP Introductory Business Law

 


Tuesday, it's the Economics CLEPs (from July 2001 all CLEP exams   will be computer based tests like the ECE exams). You'll do them consecutively because of commonality of concepts and procedures. Use Cliffs Quick Review, "Economics", and the MacMillan Master Series, "Mastering Economics", or any other survey of Economics will do, really. I think the performance of the average student against which these exams are "normed", may help you pass these two, in that, in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Put another way, have a solid grasp of the very basics, and you will find a little knowledge goes a long way.

 

3:00PM "Introductory Business Law". This is pretty obvious stuff. You'll use the same book for Business Law II, Barron's Business Review Series, "Business Law". This exam (Business Law I), is mostly common sense. No sweat. We sit it today to get you primed for Business   Law II, tomorrow.

 

WEDNESDAY

  DANTES Business Law II

  CLEP Principles of Management

  CLEP Principles of Marketing

 


Wednesday: Business Law II. This is much more of a challenge than Business Law I, but is very passable. It follow directly from   the work you did in Business Law I. Same Book, Barron's   Business Review Series, "Business Law".

 

That was the only difficult exam of the day. The next two are much easier.

 

"Principles of Management". This is one of the easier exams.  Most working adults will have at least some practical experience of many of the practices and concepts examined in this test. Use Barron's "EZ-101 Management". It's enough to get you through this.

 

Exam finished at 1:30PM and the next one is scheduled for 3:00PM. "Principles of Marketing" is next. Use Barron's Business Review Series book, "Marketing". Do the CLEP mock exam, and sit the real one. Not difficult this one.

 

 

THURSDAY

  DANTES Principles of Finance

 


Only one exam today, DANTES Principles of Finance. We've left this till Thursday to give you time to ensure you have studied sufficiently. Fairly rigorous, in comparison to most other tests in this degree but well passable. Use Barron's Business Library, "Financial Management".

 

 

 

SUMMARY
It's Thursday morning 11:00AM, the sun is shining and testing is over for this week. You earned 30 hours credit, with many of those credits satisfying core requirements. You now have a total of 60 semester hours of college credit, and you're already halfway to an accredited bachelor in well less than two weeks. Cool!

 
 
 

EXAMS TAKEN AND CREDIT AWARDED
ECE Management of Human Resources (3)
ECE Organizational Behavior (3)
ECE World Population (3)
CLEP Macroeconomics (3)
CLEP Microeconomics (3)
CLEP Introductory Business Law (3)
CLEP Principles of Management (3)
CLEP Principles of Marketing (3)
DANTES Principles of Finance (3)
DANTES Business Law II (3)
 
 
 

BOOKS
Cliffs Quick Review Economics $7.95
MacMillan Master Series Mastering Economics
Barron's Business Lib Human Resources $16.95
www CIA World Fact Book $free
Barron's Business Library Financial Man'gment $17.95
Barron's EZ-101 Management $6.95
Barron's Business Review Business Law $13.95
Barron's Business Review Marketing $12.95

 

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