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Copyright © 2021 LearningExpress | An EBSCO CompanyCLEP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.CLEP CollegeComposition:Study Guide
Copyright © 2021 LearningExpress | An EBSCO CompanyKey Exam DetailsThe CLEP® exams allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of college-level material and earncollege credit without attending classesyou can use the knowledge you acquired throughmilitary experience, work, or studying on your own at home.The CLEP® College Composition exam will test your writing skills. The exam is comprised of 90multiple-choice questions (95 minutes) that test your knowledge of composition and rhetoric,Standard written English, and research and reference skills. Some questions are based onreading passages and some stand alone.The topics are broken down as follows:Revision skills: 40%oOrganizationoEvaluation of evidenceoAwareness of audience, tone, and purposeoLevel of detailoCoherence between sentences and paragraphsoSentence variety and structureoMain idea, thesis statements, and topic sentencesoRhetorical effect and emphasisoUse of languageoEvaluation of author’s authority and appealoEvaluation of reasoningoConsistency of point of viewoTransitionsoSentence-level errors relating to conventions of Standard written EnglishRhetorical analysis: 25%oAppealsoToneoOrganization/structureoRhetorical effectsoUse of languageoEvaluation of evidenceAbility to Use source materials: 25%oUse of reference materialsoEvaluation of sourcesoIntegration of resource material
Copyright © 2021 LearningExpress | An EBSCO CompanyoDocumentation of sources (including MLA, APA, and theChicago Manual ofStyle)Conventions of Standard Written English: 10%oSyntax (parallelism, coordination, subordination)oSentence boundaries (comma splice, run-ons, sentence fragments)oRecognition of correct sentencesoConcord/agreement (pronoun reference, case shift and number; subject-verb;verb tense)oDictionoModifiersoIdiomoActive/passive voiceoLack of subject in modifying word groupoLogical comparisonoLogical agreementoPunctuationExam DetailsQuestions:90 multiple-choice questionsTime Limit:95 MinutesCredits:3**As recommended by the American Council on Education’s College CreditRecommendation Service (ACE CREDIT); check with your institution.Revision StrategiesQuestions covering revision strategies make up 40% of all test questions.When drafting an essay, it is the writer’s duty to review her or his work to ensure that it is wellorganized, well structured, appropriate for its intended audience, detailed, coherent, varied,and consistent. If the essay falls short in any of these areas, it must be revised for maximumeffectiveness. The most sizable percentage of questions on the exam will test your ability torecognize when writing needs to be revised and your knowledge of how to revise effectively.

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