Preparing for Your Placement Tests - English

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English Placement Test Preparation

⇒ Download the Accuplacer Sample Questions for Students (26 page PDF).

⇒ Understand the Test Format

  • The English Placement Test is comprised the following:
    • Sentence Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • WritePlacer (optional essay for those who test high enough on Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension who wish to try to qualify for ENGL 1AH)
Reviewing Concepts on Your Placement Test

Reading Comprehension
This test is designed to measure how well you understand what you read. It contains 20 questions. Some are of the sentence relationship type in which you must choose how sentences are related. Other questions refer to reading passages of varying lengths.
Sample Questions

Sentence Skills
Two kinds of questions are given in this test. Sentence correction questions ask you to choose a word or a phrase to substitute for an underlined portion of a sentence. Construction shift questions ask that a sentence be rewritten in a specific way without changing the meaning. A broad variety of topics are included here. You will be presented a total of 20 questions.
Sample Questions

Do You Have an iPhone?
If you have an Iphone, you can download the Accuplacer Study App. Accuplacer is the company who designed our placement tests.  At a cost of $2.99, this app will help you prepare for your Math and English or ESL tests.

General Review
Another great review option is Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a free online resource that provides general review on a variety of topics, including those covered on all of our placement tests.

Next Steps: Scheduling Your Appointment

Placement Testing is available by appointment only.

Schedule an Appointment

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