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Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills Test: Practice & Study Guide

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Get ready to take the Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills test by reviewing the helpful lessons in this study guide. You can work towards your best possible score by taking a look at the video and text lessons and then checking your understanding using the multiple-choice quizzes.
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6 chapters in Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills Test: Practice & Study Guide

Ch 1. Understanding Basic Reading Skills {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[52074].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Reading and Writing for Personal Growth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18889].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18889].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Reading Strategies Using Visualization Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29331].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29331].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29332].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29332].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Restate an Idea and Summarize Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28816].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28816].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Interpret Generalizations of a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28818].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28818].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28820].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28820].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - How to Determine the Text Structure of a Passage Using Transitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28821].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28821].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28692].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28692].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28694].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28694].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28697].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28697].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31234].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31234].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31236].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31236].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8282].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8282].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29252].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29252].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8283].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8283].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20742].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20742].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29253].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29253].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29254].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29254].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24996].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24996].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20734].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20734].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8671].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8671].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Interpreting Tone in Fiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29255].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29255].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29256].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29256].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Drawing Inferences in Fiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29257].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29257].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29258].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29258].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28699].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28699].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28700].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28700].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Analyzing American Drama: Techniques and Plays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24998].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24998].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Reading & Interpreting Dialogue from a Script or Play Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28701].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28701].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Use of Punctuation in Dramatic Dialogue Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28703].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28703].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28702].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28702].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Identifying Stage Directions in a Drama Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28704].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28704].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Inferring Mood in Drama Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28706].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28706].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Character Motivation in a Drama Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Deconstructionism in Literature: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8681].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8681].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24995].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24995].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Analyzing the American Short Story: Techniques and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24997].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24997].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21337].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21337].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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