SpeedyPrep ~ Review

Do you have a student looking at going to college? A great way for a student to earn college credit without spending a fortune is through CLEP Testing. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a CLEP prep that would not only help you prepare but guarantee a passing grade? SpeedyPrep will do just that!

SpeedyPrep is a mastery based learning system. The student learns the concepts by completing fill-in-the-blank answers. If the student answers the question incorrectly, the correct answer and explanation (and sometimes a video) will pop up so the student will know the correct answer. Once a question is answered correctly numerous times it is considered mastered. The progress bar shows the student’s mastery. In order for SpeedyPrep to guarantee a passing grade on the CLEP exam, the student must have achieved 90-100% on his/her progress bar.

SpeedyPrep offers the following 24 CLEP courses:

Some Important Things to Know About SpeedyPrep

A membership to SpeedyPrep does not include testing fees. If you have more than one student who is studying for a CLEP test, they can use the same SpeedyPrep membership as long as they are not studying the same subject. (The progress bar will not be accurate if more than one student is using a particular course.)


I would encourage you to read through the FAQs about SpeedyPrep to help you see if a membership is right for you.

SpeedyPrep has recently added SpeedyPrep Perks and waived the $79 annual fee. SpeedyPrep Perks provides students access to additional resources: videos, open coursework, college planning counseling, and a discount portal. As I understand it, SpeedyPrep is now part of the Home School Legal Defense PERX program.

How Have We Been Using It and How Do We Like It?

With our 6 month subscription to SpeedyPrep, Mr. B has been working through the Principles of Marketing course. When we first got SpeedyPrep, I thought for sure he would want to complete the US History I course, so it surprised me when he said he wanted to do Marketing. He had one short Marketing course a couple years ago when our local group had a coop and apparently he really enjoyed it.

Since the Marketing Class he had was not very in-depth, he has been working slowly through the flashcards. However, he has really enjoyed SpeedyPrep and is learning so much! I’m not sure if he will end up taking the CLEP yet or not, he is 15 and most recommend that the student be 16 for CLEP testing. However, in another year or two, I’m sure we will be looking at SpeedyPrep to help him prepare for CLEP testing.

Membership Options

SpeedyPrep offers three different subscriptions; monthly, quarterly and yearly. The monthly subscription is $19.95/month. Quarterly is $53.87/3 months and Yearly is $179.55 annually.

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All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #24

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday! We certainly did. Even if it was cloudy and we didn’t actually see the sunrise at sunrise service, it is always an exciting time to fellowship with our church family.

This week has been extremely busy and productive. We were finally able to get the shrubs planted. Huge celebration there! We have also gotten more garden planted. I just love the warmer weather!

We have also added a milk cow back to the farm so we have fresh milk and cream. YUMMY!

I hope you will join this week’s blog party! Remember it is open all week so be sure to stop back by to see what others have added during the week. Last week we had some great posts!!

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Livestock Watering System: Tire Tank Installation Part 1

Water. One of the hardest things about Management Intensive Grazing (MiG) is having water where you need it. Part of our EQIP contract involved burying 7000 feet of water line, installing 10 tire tanks, and installing a new submersible pump in the pond. That all sounds easy enough. Right?

We had planned to have the new water system completed by the end of December. That’s what we had planned, but life doesn’t always go as planned.

What really happened is that the contractor who was trenching in that 7000′ didn’t show up to trench until February. Right when Scott is the busiest at work due to calving season. Although we hired most of the trenching done, we still had to set up the submersible pump, pressure tank and install the cattle tire tanks. We were very thankful that we had unseasonably warm and dry weather, so we were able to get along pretty well considering Scott’s limited time to work at home.

This was all new to us so we have been learning along the way.

The contractors had brought the water line and the drain line up where the tanks were to be set. We rented the mini-excavator and Scott dug out where each tank would be set. The depth of each location varied a little bit depending on the size of the tire.


setting the tank

Digging out where the tire will be set.


setting the tire tank

This is a tire that has been set in place

The black pipe was the 1.25″ waterline, the white pvc is the drain line. Scott cut the drain off to match the height of the bead of the tire when the reducer was connected. He then used duct tape on the opening to prevent concrete from getting in the drain line.

tire tank

In  Tire Tank Installation Part 2, I will illustrate how we put the concrete in the tanks and finished them.



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Once Upon a Time ~ Review

I have had the opportunity to review the Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible and Once Upon a Time Holy Bible, the past few weeks.




“The Bible is not a fairy tale. Every great story happened once upon a time.” The Once Upon a Time Bible, from Zondervan is a New International Reader’s Version. It has beautiful full color artwork throughout to help draw in younger readers.

With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story.

The art will captivate Disney lovers with similar looking characters and color palettes. Zonderkidz wanted to capture fans of this genre, but introduce young children to the word of God, and introduce them to the great characters of the Bible. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story!


The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible has 18 Old Testament Stories and 15 New Continue reading

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All Around the Home and Homestead #23

After thirteen straight days of rain, we finally had sunshine again this week. The moisture was welcome, just as the sunshine and warmer temperatures have been welcome after all that rain.

Our shrubs arrived the day before the rain started so we didn’t get them planted. We are quite hopeful that it will dry out enough for us to get them planted this week. Time will tell.

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It’s time for our blog party. Remember it is open all week, so stop back by to see what others have linked up.




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