CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Examination Description


The Analyzing and Interpreting Literature examination covers material for the most part taught in a general semester college class in writing. Despite the fact that the examination does not oblige commonality with particular works, it does expect that applicants have perused broadly and insightfully in verse, dramatization, fiction, and true to life. The inquiries are in view of entries supplied in the test. These sections have been chosen so that no past involvement with them is obliged to answer the inquiries. The entries are taken principally from American and British writing.

The examination contains roughly 80 different decision inquiries to be replied in an hour and a half. Some of these are pretest inquiries that won't be scored. At whatever time hopefuls spend taking instructional exercises and giving individual data is extra to genuine testing time.

Since expounding on scholarly messages is vital to the investigation of writing, a few universities may oblige contender to take a discretionary article area notwithstanding the various decision segment. The article area is an hour and a half long and is comprised of two 45-moment questions. One inquiry requests that applicants dissect short lyrics, alternate requests that they apply a given speculation about writing, (for example, the capacity of a topic or a strategy) to a novel, short story, or play that they have perused. The article segment is still managed in a paper-and-pencil arrange; the exposition reactions are evaluated by the establishment, not by the College Board.

Knowledge and Skills Required for Taking CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature


Questions on the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature examination require candidates to demonstrate the following abilities.

•  Ability to analyze the elements of a literary passage and to respond to nuances of meaning, tone, imagery, and style

•  Ability to interpret metaphors, to recognize rhetorical and stylistic devices, to perceive relationships between parts and wholes, and to grasp a speaker's or author's attitudes

•  Knowledge of the means by which literary effects are achieved

•  Familiarity with the basic terminology used to discuss literary texts

•  Ability to read prose, poetry, and drama with understanding

The examination emphasizes comprehension, interpretation, and analysis of literary works. A specific knowledge of historical context (authors and movements) is not required, but a broad knowledge of literature gained through reading widely and a familiarity with basic literary terminology is assumed. The following outline indicates the relative emphasis given to the various types of literature and the periods from which the passages are taken. The approximate percentage of exam questions per classification is noted within each main category.

Examination Syllabus


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