- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 57
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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About This Course
The purpose of this course is to help you prepare for the CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature exam. Using this self-paced study guide is the most efficient and fastest way to get ready for the exam and earn three transferable credits accepted at more than 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States.
In this course, you'll cover all of the concepts and topics typically found in a analyzing and interpreting literature course, such as drama, poetry and prose. As you progress through the lessons, you'll have the chance to become familiar with some common literary terms and develop your reading comprehension strategies. Our brief and entertaining video lessons bring literary elements and forms of dramatic theater to life, which will help you remember them on exam day.
Syllabus and Course Information
When you've finished taking the CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature course, you will have mastered the objectives listed below. These objectives correspond closely with the concepts tested on the CLEP exam. Before taking the CLEP test, make sure you complete the final exam at the end of this course.
- Discover reading strategies to better understand and interpret pieces of literature.
- Understand how to use context, connotation, denotation, tone and mood to infer meaning from a written work.
- Differentiate and describe free verse and blank verse poetry, including differences in meter and rhyme.
- Examine the structuring of different types of poems, such as odes, sonnets, and elegies.
- Analyze characteristics of different types of prose, including novels, novelettes, short stories, fables, folktales, myths and legends.
- Describe common themes of dramatic writing in tragedy, comedy, farce, melodrama and mixed form works.
- Identify and define literary devices, such as metaphor, synecdoche, metonymy, clichés, paradoxes, equivocations, similes, personification, irony, allusion, illusion, themes and motifs.
- Analyze the use of point-of-view in a written work, including limited, objective, and omniscient narratives.
- Discover techniques for quickly writing analytical essays, such as planning, outlining, and proofreading.
This is an undergraduate-level course that does not require any specific knowledge about individual authors and books. However, a background in reading a variety of different forms of literature, such as plays, prose and poetry may be helpful, especially when it comes to taking the exam.
The CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature course consists of six chapters, all of which include a series of video lessons. Each of the 59 video lessons is about 5-10 minutes long and is accompanied by an online self-assessment quiz and a written transcript that you can refer to later. Use the quizzes to determine how well you understood the material and see which topics might need additional review. When you come to the end of the last chapter, check your memory of the earlier lessons by taking the final exam. And although this is a self-guided course, our instructional experts are always available to clarify a literary point and answer your questions.
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Exam Information
Completion of the CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting exam is the equivalent of a lower-level undergraduate course. Some students use this course to fulfill their general education requirements in the liberal arts. English majors may find the course helps them prepare for more in-depth or upper-level English and literature courses.
- Number of Questions: About 80 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice (individual schools may require an essay)
- Time Limit: 90 minutes
- Number of Credits: Three credits
- Exam Cost: $80
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Exam Concept||Percent of the CLEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Our Chapters|
|Prose (fiction and nonfiction)||35%-45%||28-36||Six lessons|
Earn CLEP Credit
Passing the CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature exam provides you with three transferable credits that can help you graduate from college faster and reduce the cost of your education by almost half. By using this course, you can prepare efficiently and earn your college credits quickly.
Study Schedule for the CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Exam
This course includes about six hours of instruction. Choose the study and viewing times that best suit your schedule. Use the time table below to decide how far in advance you'd like to schedule your test. Contact your local test center a few weeks before you plan on taking the CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature exam so you'll be sure to have a seat.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|Two hours per day, three days a week||One week|
|One hour per day, three days a week||Two weeks|
|One hour per day, two days a week||Three weeks|
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