Writing/Reading Refresher



Introduction to Writing Test

The Accuplacer Next Generation Writing (English) test consists of 25 questions designed to evaluate a test-taker’s ability to revise and edit multiparagraph text. Questions cover two broad knowledge and skills categories, each containing three subcategories: expression of ideas (development, organization, effective language use), and standard English conventions (sentence structure, usage, punctuation). The assessment is computer adaptive, multiple-choice, resulting in a single placement score.

Questions are multiple choice in format and appear in sets built around a common, extended passage. In answering the questions, test takers must determine the best revision or editing decision in a particular case (or that no change should be made). Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. 

Browse through the information below to enhance your knowledge of concepts covered in the Writing portion of the placement test. Be sure to read all information and watch the videos.


Sentence Basics
Sentence Structure & Boundaries
Sentence Skills Part 1
Sentence Skills Part 2

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