- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 70
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Course SummaryGet 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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About This Course
This course addresses all of the concepts you need to know for the Accuplacer English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Reading Skills test. We offer a guided review of strategies for reading comprehension and analysis of various types of literature. The course includes lessons covering basic reading skills as well as analysis of fiction, drama and informational texts. Along with each lesson, we've included a short multiple-choice quiz that will help identify any areas that need more work.
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Syllabus & Course Information
All of the lessons included in this course align with concepts that you'll find on the Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills test. These include analysis of literary, nonfiction and informational texts, among other related subjects. After finishing this course, you should be ready to achieve the following objectives:
- Demonstrate basic reading skills
- Explain analysis and interpretation in reading
- Discuss the analysis of informational and nonfiction texts
- Outline fiction and drama analysis
- Give an overview of literary analysis
Made up of 6 chapters and 66 lessons, this engaging course allows you to study with flexibility and convenience on your own schedule. Before exam day, answer the questions provided on the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to see how you might do.
Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills Test Exam Information
In the Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills test, you'll read short text passages and choose the best answer to demonstrate your ability to read and understand written English. The results of this exam will be used by your college to place you in the classes best suited to your abilities.
- Number of Questions: 20
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: Untimed
Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills Preparation & Registration
By using our study guide, you'll review important skills that will be tested on the Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills exam. In addition to review, you might also come across a few new topics in the fun video lessons to add to your knowledge base. You'll learn about reading strategies like close reading, visualization and big picture reading. You can also practice using context clues, summarizing, drawing conclusions and understanding tone and mood. Additionally, methods for analyzing both fiction and nonfiction passages are included. At the end of each lesson, you can assess your progress by taking the short multiple-choice quizzes, which also offer practice in the same testing format you'll see on exam day.
You can usually sign up to take the test through your college's advising or counseling office. Stop by if you're in the area, or contact them by phone or e-mail. If your school is in another state, they might still be able to accommodate your testing needs locally. Make sure that you take a picture ID on test day, along with any other materials required by your school's testing center.
Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills Test Scoring
There are no passing or failing scores for this test. The results are used to place students in the most appropriate courses based on current reading skills.
ESL Reading Skills
Number of questions: 20
Time to complete: Untimed
Exam topics covered: Paraphrasing, vocabulary on the phrase level, finding information, pronoun references, main idea, logic of cause and effect, fact vs. opinion, author's point of view, finding irrelevant information and the application of an author's logic in other situations.
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