I praise God and thank y’all! I passed this test with a B! This one was a tough test, and I’m really glad I did this one after the Middle East and Soviet Union DSSTs, but it was a doable test.
The test is divided fairly evenly in 3 categories: case studies, theories: competing views, and contemporary sources of conflicts. For me, I think the hardest part was the theories. My previous tests prepared me pretty well for the contemporary conflicts (Vietnam, Middle East, and the Cold War all played somewhat major parts in that section of the test.). The case studies I found to be… I don’t know, kind of self-explanatory, I guess; percentage-wise, I scored highest in that area.
The questions were worse than normal DSST questions! Terribly phrased, and obviously wanting you to fail. (That’s what it seemed like to me, anyway.)
I used the Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Conflicts and War, Peace, and International Politics books to study, and for the past week I’ve done a ton of Wikipedia-ing. Oh, I also studied the outline and sample questions that Excelsior sends you when you register for the test. I put together a 5-page study help yesterday and the day before, but I wouldn’t say it was nearly adequate to even base your study off. It might help though, and that’s all I wanted it for.
Again, thanks for all y’alls prayers; I really appreciate everything!
I ONLY HAVE ONE COURSE, 6-SEMESTER HOURS, BEFORE I’M D-O-N-E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! assuming TESC accepts everything like I think they should.