Nov 05

Why salt water tastes salty….

Thank you, Joshua, for asking the question in class last week regarding why salt water still tastes salty if the Na and Cl ions are separated when dissolved in water.  Here’s the answer:  Salty things taste salty because they are dissolved by the saliva in our mouth; thus if they did not separate into separate Na and Cl ions, we would not have the same taste sensation of saltiness.  If, somehow, we could taste dry salt and it would not get wet in our mouth, we would not experience the taste of saltiness as we do since the Na and Cl ions would not separate, therefore salt would not taste salty!!

Aug 06

Over 1000 college credits earned and thousands of $$$$ saved!

Students in my study groups and classes have now earned over 1000 college credits and saved thousands of $$$$ on college tuition as well as hours of classroom time!

Way to go students for sticking with the process and finishing strong!

Apr 15

Environmental Science Feedback

Here are a few comments from a recent successful test taker:

“The test questions were not longer than the practice test questions which I liked and they did ask about some environmental acts, the earth’s atmosphere layers, eutrophication, relationships between species (mutualism, parasitism etc.)”

AND from another student who took and PASSED the Environment and Humanity DSST exam:

Review environmental acts here:   (http://quizlet.com/6971132/ap-environmental-acts-flash-cards/)

And be sure to know all about the topic “eutrophication.”  Check out this LINK.

 

Jan 08

Country music and CLEP success?????

Whether you’re a country music fan or not, the lyrics to the new Jason Aldean song The Only Way I Know emphasize a lot of qualities exhibited by those who are successful in earning college credits via CLEP or DSST exams!  Check out the lyrics here and pay attention to what they say about perseverance and hard work:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WYojzBv5Lo

See what I mean?  Now it’s your turn to emulate those traits; I know you can do it!

Yeehaw!

Sep 19

Practice Test Know-How

Practice tests are another weapon in your arsenal for CLEP/DSST success!  They are not necessarily intended to test what you already know, but to supplement your learning and to continue to BUILD your knowledge of the subject.  Don’t expect to know all or even most of the answers the first time you take a practice test.  Expect to repeat each practice test more than once.  ALWAYS read each answer explanation completely, paying particular attention to terms, people and concepts you don’t know.  Research those items by Googling them, looking them up on Wikipedia, your textbook, or any other resource you choose.  Take some notes for later review.  As you repeat taking each individual practice test, your scores should begin to climb until they are in the range of 80% or more correct.  Only then have you gleaned all you can from that particular practice test.

Sep 10

Study Skills for Successful Students:

Remember to bring to class each week:  a textbook and some homework that you are already doing.  We will be applying the study skills we learn in class to YOUR OWN homework

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