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All CLEP Humanities Resources
Considering signing up to take the CLEP Humanities exam and potentially earn college credit by demonstrating your knowledge of various areas of the humanities, but not quite sure what you should study? This is a common issue students studying to take this examination face—”the humanities” is an extremely wide category that includes visual art, literature, music, dance, film, theatre, and architecture. In addition to this, the test spans across history and incorporates art from outside the European tradition with which students may be less familiar. Does this seem like too much to tackle at once while studying? While the amount of content that the CLEP Humanities can test might seem extremely intimidating, examining the topics it stresses and learning about some great free online resources you can use to tackle each topic in succession can help you formulate a game plan that will let you study for the CLEP Humanities in a thorough way that doesn’t feel overwhelming.
How do you classify all of the humanities? The CLEP exam does this in a variety of ways, each of which reveals different information about what it covers. If organized based on what questions ask you to do, the test’s questions fall into the following categories and ratios:
Identification of authors, titles, or other objective facts (50%)
Identification of literary techniques and devices in contexts (30%)
Interpretation and analysis (20%)
If broken down by content covered, the exam takes on the following organization:
Literature (50% total)
Nonfiction (including philosophy) (10%)
The Arts (50% total)
Visual arts: painting, sculpture, etc. (20%)
Visual arts: architecture (5%)
Performing arts: music (15%)
Performing arts: film, dance, etc. (10%)
The CLEP Humanities exam consists of one hundred and forty multiple-choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes; there are no short answer questions or essays on the exam. Given this information, you can easily estimate how many questions of each type you are likely to encounter when you take the actual CLEP exam. For instance, you should be prepared to answer about twenty-eight questions about visual arts, like painting and sculpture, on any given CLEP exam.
Now that you know the general categories of humanities material that you should study, are you ready to get started actually studying them? Try using Varsity Tutors’ free CLEP Humanities Practice Tests to start brushing up on your skills right now. Each CLEP Humanities exam is a collection of about a dozen multiple-choice questions, drawn from the various subjects tested on the actual CLEP Humanities exam and formatted in the same manner. After answering each of these questions, you get to see detailed results, including a full explanation for each question. After taking a few Practice Tests, you may identify a weak spot in your knowledge of the humanities; perhaps you need to brush up on terms used to describe classical architecture. Varsity Tutors’ Practice Tests can help you review specific subjects as well, as Practice Test questions also organized by concept.
To get a more general idea of your current level of knowledge, try beginning your review by taking a free online Full-Length CLEP Humanities Practice Test. Each of these complete practice tests ask you questions that span the entire range of topics that may be covered on the actual test. The extended format offers you the chance to evaluate your test-taking pace to ensure you’ll have enough time to finish the whole test on exam day. The results pages for the complete practice tests contain all of the helpful features you love from the results pages for the concept-specific practice tests, including detailed explanations for each answer and links to further review on key concepts. The in-depth CLEP practice test can help you pare down your review plan by narrowing down the list of concepts you should review. Once you have worked through your study plan using the Learning Tools that suit your style, you can assess your progress by taking another Full-Length CLEP Humanities Practice Test. Using Varsity Tutors’ free CLEP Humanities resources, you can study for the exam in a way that is comprehensive, efficient, and manageable.