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CLEPCOLLEGECOMPOSITIONMODULAREXAM:STUDYGUIDEKey Exam DetailsThe CLEP® exams allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of college-level material and earncollege credits without attending classesyou can use the knowledge you acquired throughmilitary experience, work, or studying on your own at home.The CLEP® College Composition Modular exam will test your writing skills, but also yourresearch and citation skills. The exam is comprised of 90 multiple-choice questions (90 minutes)and two written essays (70 minutes). The multiple-choice part of the exam will test yourknowledge of Standard Written English, including composition and principles of rhetoric. Aftercompleting the multiple-choice exam section, if chosen, test takers will complete two essaywriting assignments on provided topics.The topics covered in the multiple-choice section of the exam are broken down as follows:Revision strategies: 40%.This covers sentence structure and common errors; audienceawareness; point of view, tone, and purpose; transitions; introductory paragraphstructure; effects of rhetoric; and language application.Rhetorical analysis: 25%.This covers skills including analysis of tone; understanding ofwriting strategies, language application, identification of your audience, and rhetoricalfeatures; and organization.Using source materials: 25%.This covers your knowledge of basic research and citingtechniques, and your ability to incorporate source documentation (i.e., MLA, APA, orChicago styles).Standard Written English: 10%.This covers your familiarity with the conventions ofStandard Written English, from grammar to idioms.
Exam DetailsQuestions:90 multiple-choice questions + 2 written essaysTime Limit:160 MinutesCredits:3**Asrecommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT); check with your institution.Revision StrategiesQuestions covering Revision Strategies will 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 CLEP College Composition Examwill test your ability to revise writing effectively.Sentence Structure and Common ErrorsSentences are the essential building blocks of any piece of writing, and just as a builder couldnot construct a stable physical structure out of cracked and crumbling bricks, a writer cannotshape a strong piece of writing without well-structured, error-free sentences.At their most basic, all complete sentences must include a subject and a verb. For example:The snow fell.

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