My son has been hard at work doing Information Systems & Computer Applications CLEP prep using SpeedyPrep. In case you are not familiar with CLEP tests I will give you a little background. The College Level Examination Program or CLEP helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations.
SpeedyPrep is a program designed to help you study for the CLEP exams. It not only helps you study, but insures you will pass the exam. The program is set up using online flashcards to incorporate mastery learning. First you choose from a list of subjects. SpeedyPrep offers these areas of study with a variety of choices within each area:
- Foreign Language
- History and Social Sciences
- Psychology and Human Development
Once you have chosen your area of study you can then decide if you want to study all the flashcards at once or take on one section at a time. We chose to go one section at a time, mastering that section before moving on. We then would add on a new section keeping the old one as well. Adding a new section each time we felt we had mastered what we had done so far. SpeedyPrep keeps track of your progress with a progress bar that is at the top of the page you are working on. Answering the questions correctly at least 7 times insures mastery of the question and moves the progress bar ahead.
If you do not know the answer to the questions on the flashcards you are given the correct answer along with an explanation to help you learn the concept that you didn’t know. You can then go back and go over just the ones you got incorrect or the entire set again. When starting a new set of questions we would always go back and do the ones we got wrong again, before adding them to the mix.
SpeedyPrep also provides short little videos that go over the topics you are studying with the flashcards. These are all broken down into sections in the same way the flashcards are. The videos can be used as an introduction before you begin using the flashcards or as a review when you are finished and ready to take the exam.
We chose to study Information Systems and Computer Applications thinking this was an area where we would be comfortable. It has revealed to us the areas that we need to work on. My son and I found this method of studying for the CLEP exam to be quite useful. It fits our personalities and challenged us. If we were to attempt to study for the exam on our own we wouldn’t have an idea where to begin. SpeedyPrep lays it all out in an easy to use format that works. My son was inspired to move on and keep at it with the desire to master the set of flashcards before adding more. It will take time to get through all the flashcards and master them, but if done for a short period of time each day it will help him to master the area of study and give him confidence to take the test. The best part about SpeedyPrep is their confidence that you will pass the test after mastering their flashcards. They are so confident that they offer this Guarantee:
We know our materials work. If you complete a SpeedyPrep course, but fail your CLEP, we will refund your subscription fee.
If your child is ready to prepare to take a CLEP exam I highly recommend SpeedyPrep to insure your student’s success!