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Course SummaryPrepare for the CAHSEE English exam by reviewing sentence structure, punctuation and the conventions of English grammar with this test prep course. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes found in these chapters can be used as a flexible study guide that you can access on any mobile device or computer.
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About This Course
The California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) consists of a math portion and an English language arts portion. Passing scores on both parts of the exam are required to earn a high school diploma. If you're a student in California, the test will be administered to you for the first time as a sophomore.
This CAHSEE study guide can be used to prepare for the English language arts portion. Watch the video lessons to learn tips for interpreting literature and analyzing informational texts. You can also review literary terms alongside strategies for identifying unfamiliar words' literal and figurative meanings or go over the finer points of sentence structure, mechanics and grammar before tackling essay writing basics and methods for evaluating an argument's reasoning. These lessons and more are designed to help you with:
- Word analysis and vocabulary development
- Reading comprehension
- Literary analysis
- Writing strategies
- English language conventions
- Writing applications
The CAHSEE English language arts section contains 72 multiple-choice questions asking you to select the appropriate responses to questions associated with series of brief written passages. You'll also be required to craft a response to a literary passage, write a business letter or compose a narrative, expository or persuasive essay. These tasks are designed to address six content areas, and you'll be given an entire school day to complete them.
CAHSEE English Exam Preparation
Our online study guide provides you with video lessons, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes covering each of the exam's content areas. Use them to bolster your knowledge of English grammar and mechanics or create a testing strategy to conquer the writing assignment. These resources can even be used to get acquainted with how some of the exam's multiple-choice questions are formatted.
CAHSEE English Exam Scoring
In addition to points for correct answers to multiple-choice questions, you'll be awarded a score of 1-4 for your written response. The number of points you receive will be determined by factors including the variety of sentence structures and number of grammatical errors as well as the thoroughness and organization of your response.
The exam is scored on a point scale ranging from 275-450, with 350 points representing the minimum passing score. You can find out how well you did on the exam around seven weeks after taking it.
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