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- Available Lessons: 76
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryRefer to this helpful study guide to review all of the topics you'll need familiarity with to take the Next-Generation Accuplacer Writing Placement Test. Study details about sentence structure, punctuation and more.
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This course was designed to meet all of your studying needs as you prepare to tackle the multiple-choice portion of the Accuplacer Writing Placement Test. The lessons within flesh out all the topics you'll want to be ready for on test day in a simple-to-follow manner. By the time you finish this chapter, you'll have improved your understanding of grammatical errors, sentence structure and punctuation. We've also included lesson quizzes and chapter tests to help you to assess your progress as you move through the course.
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Syllabus & Course Information
All of the lessons included in this test prep course cover subjects you'll find on the Accuplacer Writing Placement Test Test. These include sentence types, errors in grammar and an overview of punctuation. You should be ready to do the following once you complete this course:
- Recognize the functions of punctuation
- Explain the use of nouns, pronouns and antecedents
- Discuss verbs, adjectives and adverbs
- Outline determiners and clauses
- Spot grammatical errors
- Identify forms of sentences
- Use proper sentence structure
This course is made up of 9 individual chapters broken down into 70 video and text lessons. Each lesson offers 24/7 accessibility from any device, so you can create a convenient and flexible study schedule.
Accuplacer Writing Placement Test Exam Information
Accuplacer tests are used by many colleges across the U.S. to determine the skills of an incoming student in specific content areas. The results of these exams are used to place students in classes that align with their skill sets. The information below pertains to the multiple-choice section of the Accuplacer Writing Placement Test and does not include the essay portion of this exam.There is no time limit for this test.
- Number of Questions: 9-11 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Exam Cost: Varies per institution
Accuplacer Writing Placement Test Exam Breakdown
|Accuplacer Writing Placement Test Concept||Percent of Accuplacer Writing Placement Test Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Standard English Conventions||36-44%||9-11 questions||70|
Preparing & Registering for the Accuplacer Sentence Skills Test
Use this course to refresh your memory or learn new details about sentences, punctuation and grammar as you get ready for the Accuplacer Writing Placement Test. Find lessons devoted to the use of commas, exclamation points and question marks; rules for different types of nouns and pronouns; the use of adjectives and adverbs; definitions of gerunds, predicates and articles; and types of grammatical errors. You'll also study lessons addressing sentence clarity, transition sentences, paragraph organization, topic sentences and persuasion in texts.
You can make an appointment to take the Accuplacer Sentence Skills test through your college's advising and counseling office. Students who live too far from campus can contact their colleges to discuss the available testing alternatives as well as the possibility of completing the exam at a local college or with the supervision of an authorized proctor. Registration can often be completed through the website of the school for which you are taking the test. Online payment of exam fees, which vary from school to school, are made by credit or debit card, though some schools might also take money orders.
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