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English Composition CLEP TEST

English Composition CLEP Test

The English Composition CLEP Test covers the material that is taught in a freshman class at the 101 college level. This test covers the skills that you would need to demonstrate for college assignments. For example you should be able to write well enough to explain, interpret, analyze and support a point of view. However, this test does NOT cover some information that would be covered regularly in the class such as grammatical terms.

There are two different versions on this test. The main version does not include an essay. On this version, you will be required to answer 90 questions in 90 minutes. There is no penalty for guessing on the test and there are some pretest questions included that are not scored.

If you take the version of the test that requires an essay, you will need to answer 50 questions in 45 minutes. You will then be given 45 minutes to complete the written essay.

Some schools may require you to take an essay with this test so it is important to check with your academic advisor or counselor before you begin study or take the test.

Credits: 3-6

Number of Questions: 90 without essay or 50 with essay

Time to complete the test: 90 min

Rank of Difficulty: 3

If you do take the essay, you will write it by hand, via paper and pencil. It will be graded by two professor s at your college or university. You will be graded on a 1 to 6 point scale. Each will give your essay a score and then their scores will be combined. These scores are then averaged and combined with your multiple choice score to give you the final score. You will not receive a separate score for each section, essay or multiple choice.

The English Composition CLEP Test verifies your writing skills at the basic sentence level and inside passages as well. You need to be able to revise a work that will be provided to you. An example is substituting sentences with a better sentence or word choice. Also, you could be asked to re-organize sentences in paragraphs. As with all CLEP tests, the English Composition Test is designed so that an average student should be able to complete about half of the questions correctly. This is where the passing score of 50 comes from.

You will be tested on grammar, structure and logical placement of sentences.

Other subjects included on the English Composition CLEP test include:

  • sentence variety
  • syntax
  • voice
  • diction
  • idiom
  • subject-verb agreement
  • clarity
  • identify main idea
  • audience
  • purpose
  • coherence
  • point of view

You will need to know how to:

  • identify sentence errors
  • improve a sentence
  • restructure a sentence
  • revise a work in progress
  • analyze writing
  • write an essay (optional)

English Composition CLEP Test...................................$55.00 $34.97

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