I'm embarrassed to say just how little I studied for the CLEP sociology test. My accelerated BSN program required it before beginning the program. I put off the CLEP test as long as possible, rescheduled it twice, started studying for it on a Tuesday, took it three days later on Friday and began the BSN program on Monday.
I used only the book linked below to study, took notes, did all the practice exams and ended up getting the equivalent of an "A" on the test, based on my score. I had way too much riding on that test to approach it the way I did.
Helpful hints? It's impossible for the books to cover every topic on sociology in a condensed format. That said, you will likely see questions on the test based on topics and concepts that you have never even heard of in your study book. There were a few questions that frustrated me because I had never even heard of what they were asking about. That may happen to you, and if it does, just relax, think your way through it and move on to the next question. You have plenty more questions to carry you through the test.
1979blazer, if you're using one of the recommended study books, are doing the practice tests and scoring well, you will do well on the test on Friday. The practice tests really are remarkably similar to the CLEP test you'll take. You'll know your score immediately after the test and it really isn't difficult. Honestly, relax, you'll do fine. And report back here on Friday after you pass.