CLEP* Study Guide

English Composition

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the English Composition exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the CLEP* Exam

The English Composition (with or without Essay) CLEP exam is designed to test writing skills that a student would typically learn in a first-year college composition course. InstantCert's course prepares you for the multiple choice portion of the exam, focusing on sentence-level composition skills; students taking the version that includes an essay will need to prepare for the essay-writing portion using other resources.

Topics Covered in this Course

Basic Grammar
Parts of speech
Independent / dependent clauses
Incomplete sentences and run-on sentences
Combining sentences
Identifying Sentence Errors, Improving Sentences, and Restructuring Sentences
Sentence boundaries
Clarity of expression
Agreement: subject-verb; verb tense; pronoun reference, shift, number
Syntax: parallelism, coordination, subordination, dangling modifiers
Sentence variety

Customer Test Results for this Exam

279 users submitted test results since January, 2006.
261 of those users reported a passing score (94%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
Feb 13, 2024passed69
Jan 30, 2024passed50
Sep 8, 2023passed63
Jul 20, 2023passed53
Jul 15, 2023passed59
Jul 12, 2023passed50
Mar 1, 2023passed52
Feb 22, 2023passed67
Jan 24, 2023passed76
Nov 12, 2022passed51
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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