English Composition

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Test Length 3 hours
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The Excelsior College Examination in English Composition corresponds to an introductory, two-semester course in English Composition. The examination measures the ability to persuade a reader, to understand and compose an extended argument, to analyze and respond appropriately to written texts including literary texts, to use and document sources, and to recognize and write about revision and editing processes. In general, the examination measures the ability to organize knowledge, ideas, and information; to use rhetorical strategies such as narration, illustration, explanation, description, comparison and contrast, division, classification, and cause and effect in appropriate ways; to choose a tone and point of view appropriate for a specified rhetorical situation; to develop and maintain a controlling idea and a coherent organization; and to write within the rhetorical, syntactic, and mechanical conventions of Standard Written American English.


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The Excelsior College Examination in English Composition corresponds to an introductory, two-semester course in English Composition. The examination measures the ability to persuade a reader, to understand and compose an extended argument, to analyze and respond appropriately to written texts including literary texts, to use and document sources, and to recognize and write about revision and editing processes. In general, the examination measures the ability to organize knowledge, ideas, and information; to use rhetorical strategies such as narration, illustration, explanation, description, comparison and contrast, division, classification, and cause and effect in appropriate ways; to choose a tone and point of view appropriate for a specified rhetorical situation; to develop and maintain a controlling idea and a coherent organization; and to write within the rhetorical, syntactic, and mechanical conventions of Standard Written American English.


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