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What is the College Composition CLEP?

What is the College Composition CLEP?

  So just what is the College Composition CLEP?  In July of 2010 the College Comp CLEP replaced the English Composition CLEP with Essay.  The College Composition CLEP contains 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 50 minutes, and 2 mandatory essays to be written 70 minutes, for a grand total of 120 minutes testing time. I know English and writing scare people.  Most people assume that they can not write and so they could never take this test. …

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College Composition Modular CLEP… Is there a difference?

College Composition Modular CLEP… Is there a difference?

Q. Is there a difference between College Composition and College Composition Modular CLEP? A. Yes, there are actually several differences! Timing College Composition: 120 minutes.  50 for the multiple choice, and 70 for the essays. College Composition Modular: 90 minutes.  (only multiple choice) Essays College Composition: Two typed, mandatory essays.  Prompts created by CollegeBoard. College Composition Modular: optional two essays, topics created by CLEP OR a writing assessment created by your institution OR no essay Essay Scoring College Composition: All…

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Compostion CLEP – with or without the essay?

Compostion CLEP – with or without the essay?

Questions: Can you take the Modular CLEP for English, instead of the full CLEP? Will it count as English 102? Can you avoid the essays? Before deciding which test to take, look up your college and see what they accept.  For CollegePlus students, or other kids who are going to use Thomas Edison State College, you can not take the Modular.  TESC doesn’t even accept it.  You have to take the College Composition CLEP with essays. But I have some…

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FAQ: College Composition CLEP Score

FAQ: College Composition CLEP Score

  Q. How long will it take you to get your College Composition CLEP score? A. Unlike other CLEP exams, this particular test requires that the essays be graded by “trained college faculty”.  It will be sent to a college of your choice, or, if you didn’t select a college, mailed to CollegeBoard for grading.  This process will take about 3-4 weeks, and then your score will be mailed directly to your house. Fore more help with the College Composition CLEP,…

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Giveaway!!!

Giveaway!!!

With a few exceptions, because literature is my favorite subject, I took all 5 of the General CLEP exams before I moved on.  I personally, think that every distance student (and many students headed to a brick and mortar building) would do best if they would start with these 5 CLEPS.  And I know the perfect test prep guide for them! Why you should take the 5 General CLEPs! They are highschool subjects – history, math, science, english – you…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Essay (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Essay (January Focus)

The final and most scary part of the entire College Composition CLEP is the 2 mandatory essays.  But I have some great things to tell you!  Read on! You may not have to take the essays Wait, did you think they were mandatory?  They are.  If you take the College Composition CLEP, not if you take the College Composition Modular CLEP. Remember, when you are deciding which test to take, not to focus on the essays, but to make sure…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Rhetorical Analysis (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Rhetorical Analysis (January Focus)

This section will be your final part in the multiple choice – after this you are on to the essays!!!   Rhetorical Analysis tests your ability to analyze writing.  You will read passages and answer questions based on style, purpose, audience, and situation.   You will be asked questions about transition words and what the author’s purpose is saying such and such (if I can use that phrase!). You will also be asked specific questions about certain sentences – word use,…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Ability to Use Source Materials (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Ability to Use Source Materials (January Focus)

The third section of the College Composition CLEP is the Ability to Use Source Materials section.  This was one of my favorite sections of the whole test!  Ironically it was the section that needed the most learning!  I didn’t know anywhere near enough information about source materials to answer these questions.  However, with some practice and reading the recommended books (listed below) I am sure you will be able to fly through this section. This part of the test makes…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Revision Skills (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Revision Skills (January Focus)

The Revision Skills section of the College Composition CLEP makes up 40% of the complete exam.  You will be tested on your awareness of your reading audience and the tone and purpose of the passage.  In addition to other skills, you will need experience in writing transitions and understanding coherence between sentences and paragraphs. This section is fairly straightforward if you can read a passage and process it.  You will be reading 2-3 passages  (on any topic) and then answering…

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College Composition CLEP ~ Coventions of English (January Focus)

College Composition CLEP ~ Coventions of English (January Focus)

The first part of the College Composition CLEP is called Conventions of Standard Written English.  This section makes up 10% of the total test, and tests your overall awareness of the logic and structure of sentences.  This section is very logical and straightforward.  A basic grasp of proper English (both grammar and punctuation) will help you fly through his section.  The best news?  You should know all this from highschool! You will be given 8-10 sentences with different sections underlined…

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