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- Available Lessons: 133
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you need to get ready for the DSST Introduction to Geology exam, then this course is for you! This self-paced study guide course offers short lessons and practice assessments that can help you quickly review the exam's geology concepts and prepare to earn a high score.
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About This Course
This comprehensive online course aids in your preparation for the DSST Introduction to Geology exam. The course comes equipped with engaging video and text-based lessons that cover the fundamentals of rocks, minerals, water, plate tectonics, gravity measurements and other concepts that you'll need to know for the DSST exam. You'll also be able to take practice tests so you can get comfortable with the types of questions you'll be asked on the day of your exam. You can access the course at any time that fits your schedule, and our subject-matter experts are happy to answer any questions you may have about geology.
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Syllabus & Course Information
We've aligned the content of this course with the topics that appear on the DSST Introduction to Geology assessment. As you work through the course, you'll strengthen your understanding of rock deformation, mountain building, deserts, wind, the Earth's internal structure and much more. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Compare types of minerals
- Describe the properties of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
- Discuss the effects of weathering and erosion
- Talk about ground water, running water, glaciers and oceans
- Evaluate the balance of water on Earth
- Outline the geologic time scale
- Identify the Earth's spheres
- Assess the movement of plate tectonics
- Outline the process of volcanic eruption
- Measure gravity
- Explain the basics of geophysics and geomagnetism
In this course, you'll find 136 lessons that are broken into 23 chapters. You can watch or read through the lessons at your own pace, and when you finish each lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to check your understanding of important geology terms and concepts.
DSST Introduction to Geology Exam Information
DSST exams are low-cost alternatives to earning college credit. For a small exam fee, you'll be able to take this exam and earn up to 3 lower-level baccalaureate credits, thus saving you time and money toward your college degree.
- Number of Questions: 100
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $85
DSST Introduction to Geology Exam Breakdown
|DSST Introduction to Geology Exam Concept||Percent of the DSST Introduction to Geology Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Tectonic Earth processes||30%||30||43|
DSST Introduction to Geology Exam Preparation and Registration
We've designed this course with simplicity and flexibility in mind. It can be daunting to incorporate the proper amount of studying time in your schedule, which is why the course comes equipped with supplemental features that can make your studying process simple and convenient. The course dashboard will keep track of your progress so you'll always know how much you have to study. You can print the lesson transcripts to study offline, and you'll be able to access the course materials on any device that has an Internet connection. Take advantage of the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions about the course content, and revisit the lessons as many times as needed. When you're finished with all of the lessons, try the final course exam to see if you're ready to sit for the DSST Introduction to Geology test.
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