Literature CLEP Test
English Literature CLEP Test covers the material that is taught
in a two-semester class at the 101 college level. This test covers
major authors and works but does also include some minor writers.
You will need to know terms commonly used for analyzing literature
include metaphor, personification, alliteration, etc. You will also
need to know the different types of literary forms such as prose,
sonnet, ballad, drama, free verse, etc.
test assumes that you have read a wide variety of English literature.
You must know the literary periods and the development of English
will need to answer 95 questions in 90 minutes. There is no penalty
for guessing on the test and there are some pretest questions included
that are not scored.
schools may require you to take an essay with this test. This is
optional so you will need to check with your school to see if it
is required. If you do take the essay, you will write it by hand,
via paper and pencil. It will be graded by a professor at your college
of Questions: 95
to complete the test: 90 min plus additional essay time
of Difficulty: 3
required, you will need to write on two essay topics. The first
topic is not optional and you should spend approximately 35 minutes
writing it. The second essay will allow you to choose one of two
topics. You should plan on spending 50 minutes.
pass the clep test you will need to be able to:
the author by work or part of a work
elements in a piece of work
the author's meaning in their work
time periods covered on this CLEP test are from Beowulf to present
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