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Course SummaryUse this convenient online test preparation course to get ready for the Pennsylvania Literature Keystone exam. These chapters help you brush up on important literature concepts, and they're each comprised of entertaining lessons and interactive self-assessment quizzes.
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About this Course
Refresh your memories of analyzing and interpreting literature and literary elements prior to taking the Pennsylvania Literature Keystone Exam. This course provides a structured study guide that breaks up all the major literature topics covered on the exam into short, manageable lessons. This course can help you prepare for questions on:
- Determining word and vocabulary meaning
- Identifying an author's purpose
- Comparing literary elements in works of fiction and nonfiction
- Literary analysis and comprehension
- Analyzing literary devices
- Structure and text organization in nonfiction
About the Exam
As an end-of-course assessment, high school students take this test as part of the graduation process in the state of Pennsylvania. The test is offered in both paper-based and computerized formats. This particular Keystone Exam has been split into two modules, one module for fiction and one for nonfiction. Each module contains 23 multiple-choice questions (17 core questions and 6 field test items) and 4 constructed-response questions. You will have 2 hours and 26 minutes to complete both modules. Correct multiple-choice answers will be scored one point each, but the constructed-response answers will each be scored 0-3 points based on the quality of the given answer.
Preparing for the Pennsylvania Literature Keystone Exam
One way that you can use our study materials to get ready for the exam includes challenging yourself to answer both the lesson quizzes and chapter exams. These assessments can help you practice for the actual Keystone Exam and determine your current levels of knowledge. After taking the quizzes, you can make a personalized study schedule that lets you focus on specific topic areas and avoid wasting time reviewing topics that you already know.
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