Sunday, March 19, 2006

Math Anxiety!

According to my wonderful college, I need to take another math course. An option is to do the CLEP exam.

I have not done math since the fall of 1997, when I took pre-calc in my freshman year of college. So I knew it would be really tough either way.

After looking at the summer schedules, I decided that the CLEP would be the best way to go about it. So I ordered the exam review book on Amazon this week, and it arrived last night.

This morning I took the first practice test, as a diagnostic, to see where I was.

Well, it was pathetic.

Out of the 60 questions, I only answered 30. (A number of those ended up being guesses.) Out of those 30 I answered, I got 11 correct.

ELEVEN!

I will read this review book, and perhaps ask the friendly math teachers at my school for help. But maybe I should find a class to take after all...

4 comments:

Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

Ick - math!

My first Masters class at my new college is going to be math - 4 hours of it, until 8 p.m. at night!

I feel your pain.

NYC Educator said...

Isn't there some math for idiots course in your college? I took a course called "logic" that counted as a math course once. It was easy.

Anonymous said...

You may also want to consider taking an online mathematics course at a community college. SUNY offers several online math courses at www.sln.suny.edu. But you need to sign up soon for this summer or fall since online courses fill up fast.

Best of luck!

Jaclyn

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