A couple a days ago i went to the library and got myself the clep
barrons to take some mock tests just to know where i stood. In the social
sciences and humanities I could not anwer even a few questions correctly.
Do not yet
despair. You’re probably not generating accurate scores.
Before you do
anything else, test again, this time using the official CLEP guide
published by the College Board and the Princeton Review, “Cracking the
CLEP”. For an accurate assessment of your current competencies, you must
practice test using the Official Guide. This is THE definitive practice
test – ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES.
CLEP”, (useful for the general exams), comes close to the official guide in
terms of question content and level of difficulty. I read one recent review
that urges students to eschew the official guide in favor of “Cracking the
CLEP”. You should not do that (and could not, where the CLEP subject exams
are concerned). Again, the premier text for practicing the CLEP exams is
the Official Guide. Augment this, in the case of the general exams, with
“Cracking the CLEP”. Use this latter work to bone-up on targeted question
content (Cracking the CLEP provides detailed answers to each question in
to the suggested CLEP threshold pass scores, for the practice tests,
detailed in BA in 4 Weeks. Compare your performance with those benchmarks.
Re-read BA in 4
Weeks, “Testing Out”, STARTING POINT - OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT et al.