CLEP* Study Guide

English Literature

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the English Literature 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 Literature (with or without Essay) CLEP exam covers what a student would know after a two-semester college level course. InstantCert's course prepares you for the multiple-choice portion of the exam, focusing on familiarizing students with major English authors and their works. 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

Knowledge of:
Literary background
Identification of authors
Metrical patterns
Literary references
Literary terms
Ability to:
Analyze the elements of form in a literary passage
Perceive meanings
Identify tone and mood
Follow patterns of imagery
Identify characteristics of style
Comprehend the reasoning in an excerpt of literary criticism

Customer Test Results for this Exam

247 users submitted test results since August, 2007.
240 of those users reported a passing score (97%).

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
Apr 5, 2024failed48
Mar 22, 2024passed52
Nov 28, 2023passed65
Nov 13, 2023passed58
Jul 11, 2023passed63
Jun 21, 2023passed69
Jun 12, 2023passed70
May 25, 2023passed73
May 12, 2023passed68
May 6, 2023passed51
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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