Standard texts generally work well for CLEP, DANTES
and ECE proficiency exams. The Cliff Notes versions if you can (i.e.
any abbreviated text). You don't want to go too deep into the subject if
your goal is simply to pass the exam at the appropriate level. That is why
doing the example questions first is so important. They provide a benchmark
indicating how much you need to know and whether or not you already know
If your target is a simple pass and you're scoring 50%
- sit the exam. If your target is a sure-fire "A" and you're
scoring >77% - sit the exam.
If you are not reaching your minimum requirement, use
the test as a map to where you must invest your efforts. What categories
within the subject area are you failing on? Where, within those failures,
might maximum credit be gained for study effort?
The texts I used were whatever I had to had in my
library, what I could find on the net, and if I had to shell out for a
book,whichever was the cheapest. Least expensive and time consuming of all
will be where you have tried the mock exam and found you needed no further
study (you met your target score). Then you need do nothing but take the
test. This may happen to you with comforting regularity. I hope so, but if
not, use the by now familiar algorithm:
sit mock test
(NOTPASS MOCK EXAM) DO
There's a series of books called "ACT proficiency Series. Rudman's
questions and answers on the PEP", from National Learning Corporation.
These are ostensibly geared for use with the ACT/PEP exams (now RCE
AKA ECE). You might think then that these are ideally suited for RCE
exam revision. I tried to use a couple of these and found them worse
than useless. I mention it because if you have to buy them, with
shipping, it's likely to run you about $25 a pop. If I thought you'd
benefit in the slightest from using these things, I'd say nothing,
but as it is . . .