I'm enrolled at a college for the fall, and i'm considering taking the CLEP exams to get rid of some silly classes that i've been set up to take in the first semester.
Right now, i'm registered to take College Algebra and Trigonometry classes. These are two separate classes, and I believe they make up a total of 5 hours. The best part is that not only can I not apply these credits to my major, but they also can't be applied toward my overall GPA. Talk about a waste of time and money!
I didn't quite pass my college's math placement test, but it had some questions that I thought were very unusual, or to put it bluntly, pointless. Questions such as: find the log of a number, the sine value of an angle, and the secant value of an angle.. all without a calculator! Is anyone these days actually taught how to derive those in high school? I almost wondered if the tests weren't created before the invention of calculators.
Does anyone know how difficult CLEP math tests are? My college requires a score of 58/80 on them for a passing grade, but if it has questions of a similar nature to those, I think i'm going to have to bury myself in a book for a few months to pass it.