English Composition CLEP Exam

About the Essay

Week One Assignments
Week Two Assignments
Week Three Assignments
Week Four Assignments
Week Five Assignments
Week Six Assignments
Week Seven Assignments
Week Eight Assignments
Week Nine Assignments
Now for the Test
About the Essay

Never written a 5 paragraph essay?  Here's a very simple, cheap little book by Teacher Created Materials titled "How to Write an Essay."  It was perfect for us and although it was written for grades 6-8 it was easily adaptable for our high school class who had no serious essay writing practice. 

IMPORTANT NOTE - 2 version available
TESC, according to the current exam chart (which can be found in the files area of the yahoogroups page) accepts BOTH versions of this exam. However, you can receive 6 credits for the version with the essays (College Composition) and only 3 for the version without (College Composition Modular).
The new College Comp has TWO mandatory essays, vs. the old ONE ESSAY requirement. The old Freshman comp has morphed into College Comp Modular, allowing the college more power to determine if an essay is required, where the questions will come from, and who will score that essay. This is something the colleges likely love.

My personal preference is the College Composition with the two essays.
Here's the breakdown:

College Composition (most similar to the old CLEP English comp, but now has TWO MANDATORY essays)
*two mandatory essays scored by CLEP (College English faculty from throughout the country score the essays via an online scoring system.) Essays to be written in 70 minutes (for a total testing time of 120 minutes).
*approximately 50 multiple-choice items to be answered in 50 minutes
*Students usually receive their scores one to two weeks after testing.

College Composition Modular - college scores the OPTIONAL essay
*may be supplemented either with an essay section provided by CLEP and scored by the college, or an essay section provided and scored by the college. This exam is intended for colleges that want a valid, reliable multiple-choice assessment and greater local control over the direct writing assessment.
*90 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes, and depending on the option chosen, two essays to be written in 70 minutes. Some colleges may opt to provide their own locally scored writing assessment.

*90 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes
College board links: