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English Assessment Preparation

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Essay Preparation
  • The Essay Preparation Guide is to help prepare for the essay portion of the English assessment.
  • Not sure what to expect? Read over What to Expect for more information on the assessment process while in the lab.
  • Review the most Common Errors that the assessors see on the essay.
    Please note that the Common Errors document is a guide only and is not designed to be an exhaustive list of the types of possible errors.
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    For more information on the assessment content and format, please click here.

Reading Comprehension Sample Questions
  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension - Sample questions are provided in ACCUPLACER Sample Questions for Students.
    • See  pages 2-7.
    • The answer key is on pages 8-13.
  • Free Accuplacer App - Accuplacer has created an App containing a sample Reading Comprehension test.
    • To find the sample test and review test content, please create an account.

 

 

Websites for English Skill Review

Websites For Developing Essay Writing Technique 

 

Literacy Education On-Line (LEO) 

Contains numerous links for assisting with the development of writing style including organization, developing introductions, thesis statements and conclusions, and grammar.

 

OWL On-line Writing Lab  

This site offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation. There is also an entire section of handouts and resources for  English as a Second Language learners that might also prove useful to all learners.

 

Essay Punch 

Essay Punch is a guided writing program. It will help you to write a short essay that presents and supports a personal opinion. The aim of the essay is to persuade others to your point of view.

 

Websites For Improving Knowledge of Grammar 

 

OWL On-line Writing Lab
This site offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation. There is also an entire section of handouts and resources for English as a Second Language learners that might also prove useful to all learners.

Grammar Bytes! 

 Provides exercises and information on a variety of different grammar points.

 

 

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     Looking for more English preparation materials? 

     

    Visit the Tutoring and Learning Centre's English resources page for handouts and useful links!