4 weeks / 6 hours per week
About This Course
This course will prepare you to pass the College Board’s CLEP College Composition exam. Our goal as creators of this course is to provide you with an accessible and affordable pathway to higher education by obtaining college credit.
This examination contains multiple-choice questions and two essay assignments that will test your skills in analysis, argumentation and synthesis.
Through the guidance of Dr. Dana (Dean) Simpson, from Tufts University, this course will review materials to improve both your awareness of a variety of logical, structural and grammatical relationships within sentences and your ability to use authentic materials and perform rhetorical analysis.
All of those skills are taught in most first-year college writing courses.
“College Composition” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.
How is this course organized?
This course is organized into four modules that contain short video lessons, exercises, readings and other instructional resources.
All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.
What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?
You will be required to demonstrate knowledge on the fundamental principles of rhetoric and composition and as well as prove ability to apply the principles of standard written English.
The exam contains approximately 50 multiple-choice items to be answered in 50 minutes and two essays to be written in 70 minutes, for a total of 120 minutes testing time. Please examine our syllabus.
How does this course differ from other CLEP textbooks and traditional courses?
This online course includes a carefully structured series of video lectures, readings and exercises by a top quality university professor.
Navigating Through Our Platform
1. Conventions of Standard Written English
2. Revision Skills
3. Ability to Use Source Materials
4. Rhetorical Analysis
5. The Essays: Our Guide
6. Review and Tips
Sample CLEP Questions
Questions 1 - 15
Questions 16 - 30
Questions 31 - 45
Questions 46 - 50
How Your Score Is Computed