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This newly released edition of CLEP General Exams is both an ideal study guide and test prep with a comprehensive course review that covers all 5 topics of the CLEP General Exams series: English composition, humanities, college mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences and history. Follow up your study with REA's test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills, and study schedule that get you ready for test day.
- Written to be the definitive, easy-to-understand study guide and test prep for anyone seeking college credit through the CLEP program
- Comprehensive and up-to-date course review covering every topic to be found in the entire CLEP General Exams series
- Packed with proven exam tips, insights and advice
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
About Research & Education Association
CLEP General CBT Independent Study Schedule
CHAPTER 1: PASSING THE CLEP GENERAL CBTS
About this Book
About the CLEP General CBTs
How to Use this Book
Format of the CLEP General CBTs
About Our Review
Scoring the CLEP General CBTs
Studying for the CLEP General CBTs
The Day of the Test
CHAPTER 2: ENGLISH COMPOSITION REVIEW
Description of the CLEP General CBT in English Composition
English Language Skills Review
Writing Skills Review
CHAPTER 3: HUMANITIES REVIEW
Description of the CLEP General CBT in Humanities
Visual Arts and Architecture Review
Performing Arts Review
CHAPTER 4: MATHEMATICS REVIEW
Description of the CLEP General CBT in College Mathematics
Geometry and Trigonometry Review
Sets and Logic Review
Real and Complex Numbers Review
Probability and Statistics Review
CHAPTER 5: NATURAL SCIENCES REVIEW
Description of the CLEP General CBT in Natural Sciences
Earth Science Review
CHAPTER 6: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY REVIEW
Description of the CLEP General CBT in Social Sciences and History
Political Science Review
Western Civilization and World History Review
United States History Review
PERIODIC TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS
About Research & Education Association
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CHAPTER 1 - PASSING THE CLEP GENERAL CBTs
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book, part of REA's two-volume set for the most thorough preparation for the CLEP General Examinations available, provides you with an accurate and complete
review for the five CLEP General Computer-Based Tests, or CBTs. Inside you will find reviews - all based on the official CLEP exams - for each of the following subjects: English Composition (with and without Essay), Humanities, Mathematics,
Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and History. You will also find drill questions that will help you prepare for the actual exam. For each drill, we provide an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you better grasp and retain the test material.
This volume contains extensive topical reviews and drills prepared expressly to help you get ready for the CLEP General CBTs. Full length practice tests paralleling the actual exams are presented in our companion volume, REA's The Best Test Preparation for the CLEP General Exams.
ABOUT THE CLEP GENERAL CBTS
Who takes the CLEP General CBTs and what are they used for?
CLEP examinations are usually taken by people who have acquired knowledge outside the classroom and wish to bypass certain college courses and earn college credit. The College-Level Examination Program is designed to reward students for learning - no matter where or how that knowledge was acquired. More than 2,900 colleges grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. This makes CLEP the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country.
Although most CLEP examinees are adults returning to college, many graduating high school seniors, enrolled college students, and international students also take the exams to earn college credit or to demonstrate their ability to perform at the college level. There are no prerequisites, such as age or educational status, for taking CLEP examinations. However, you must meet specific requirements of the particular institution from which you wish to receive CLEP credit.
Most CLEP examinations include material usually covered in an undergraduate course with a similar title to that of the exam (e. g., History of the United States I). However, the five exams covered in this book do not deal with subject matter covered in any particular course but rather with material taken as general requirements during the first two years of college. These general exams are English Composition (with or without essay), Humanities, College Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and History.
Who administers the exams?
The CLEP is developed by the College Board, administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), and involves the assistance of educators throughout the country. The test development process is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate.
When and where are the exams given?
The CLEP General Examinations are offered year-round at some 1,400 test centers in the United States and abroad. To find the test center nearest you and to register for the exam, you should obtain a copy of the free booklets CLEP Colleges and CLEP Information for Candidates and Registration Form, which are available at most colleges where CLEP credit is granted, or by contacting:
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: (609) 771-7865
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
What do I study first?
Read over this introduction and our suggestions for test-taking, take the first practice test in your subject to determine your area(s) of weakness, and then go back and focus your studying on those specific problems. Make copies of the appropriate answer sheets each time you take a practice test (answer sheets are located at the back of this book). Studying each subject thoroughly will reinforce the basic skills you will need to do well on the exam. Be sure to take the practice tests to become familiar with the format and procedures involved with taking the actual exam - and, of course, to make yourself completely comfortable with the material.
To best utilize your study time, follow our CLEP General Examinations Independent Study Schedule located in the front of this book. This schedule is designed to guide you through one General Examination at a time. You should repeat the schedule for each exam for which you're preparing. The schedule is based on a six-week program but can be condensed to three weeks, if necessary, by collapsing each two-week period into one.
When should I start studying?
It is never too early to start studying for the CLEP General Examinations. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study, since it does not allow you the time needed to learn the test material. The sooner you learn the format of the exam, the more time you will have to familiarize yourself with it.
FORMAT OF THE CLEP GENERAL CBTs
The five computer-based CLEP General Examinations cover material taught in classes that most students take as requirements in the first two years of colleg...