Human Growth and Development CLEP vs. Lifespan ...

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    I came across a reference that the CLEP for Human Growth and Development is an easier path than the Lifespan examination. Can anyone recommend any study guides for this CLEP? I've come across REA and Passyourclass so far ... if anyone has any opinions on these or others, I would love to hear them.

    Thanks!
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    http://www.petersons.com
    http://www.instacert.com

    I thought the CLEP was easy, but I had a pretty firm grasp on the material to begin with. I did the CLEP instead of the EC course to save money -- $80 vs. $200-whatever? No contest. But one piece of advice: don't short-change yourself on learning the subject matter by going the cram-for-CLEP route -- you'll find that you need to know the lifespan developmental material for the nursing courses as well as for the NCLEX-RN. Not to say you're the type to cram material and then forget it, but I thought I'd just throw it out there.

    Good luck!!
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    I Clepped this with www.instantcert.com and the REA book. Thanks to Lunah for giving us the headsup on this exam and a sure 3 credits!
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    Quote from LunahRN
    http://www.petersons.com
    http://www.instacert.com

    I thought the CLEP was easy, but I had a pretty firm grasp on the material to begin with. I did the CLEP instead of the EC course to save money -- $80 vs. $200-whatever? No contest. But one piece of advice: don't short-change yourself on learning the subject matter by going the cram-for-CLEP route -- you'll find that you need to know the lifespan developmental material for the nursing courses as well as for the NCLEX-RN. Not to say you're the type to cram material and then forget it, but I thought I'd just throw it out there.

    Good luck!!
    Thank you and understood! What other courses can be CLEP'd?

    And is there a difference between instacert.com and instantcert.com ?

    And when you suggest petersons and intacert, is that an 'and' or an 'or' ? ie: should I use both, or is either one just fine?
    Last edit by jasmine7 on Oct 6, '08
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    Quote from jasmine7
    Thank you and understood! What other courses can be CLEP'd?

    And is there a difference between instacert.com and instantcert.com ?
    They are the same thing -- no difference.

    The only things I CLEPed were Human Growth & Development and Introductory Sociology, so I know Excelsior accepts those.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    They are the same thing -- no difference.

    The only things I CLEPed were Human Growth & Development and Introductory Sociology, so I know Excelsior accepts those.
    Thank you again! One more question: When you suggest petersons and intacert, is that an 'and' or an 'or' ? ie: should I use both, or is either one just fine?
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    I used both. I over-prepare for everything. That's just how I roll!
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    Quote from LunahRN
    I used both. I over-prepare for everything. That's just how I roll!
    Thanks! I think I'm stuck with a new curriculum so I need to weight this out. I might not have a choice in the matter.
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    I went to my local public library and the reference librarian help me find this VHS/DVD series from the Teaching Company http://www.library-teach12.com/teach12.asp. They have numerous subjects from sciences, english, history, and business. Your local library may have some of these or may be able to borrow them from another library for you. Check with your reference librarian.

    You can download some of the programs in audio format to your computer, iPod or mp3 player. These are actually university/college level instructors giving their lectures that they would give in class. These lectures explain processes and theories.

    I used the VHS/DVD format of this series from my local library for my DANTES Ethics (they have numerous on titles on the different theories) and for the CLEP Human Growth and Development (Lifespan). I passed both exams. Now I am using the A & P for A & P 2 and Algebra.

    If your reference librarian helps you they may be listed under the title "The Great Courses".

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    I used both. I over-prepare for everything. That's just how I roll!
    Did you use the Peterson's General Guide, or did you just go with their (3) practice tests? I didn't find anything specific to Human Grown other than the practice exams?


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