This test has two parts. The first part includes a test of editing sentences. The student is required to read passages, find errors or unclear writing, and figure out the best way
to fix them. The three types of passages include business documents, "how to" pieces, and informational texts. The test has 50 multiple choice questions covering four major content areas including:
Organization of paragraphs
Usage - correct word choice
Mechanics - spelling, capitalization, & punctuation
The second part of the Writing test requires the student to write an essay. The Essay Test provides the student with a topic of common, general interest and asks them to write a 250 word expository essay to analyze and explain the topic.
The essay is scored based on the overall impresssion it received from two trained essay readers. The essay will receive a score on one of four levels: effective(4), adequate (3), marginal (2), and inadequate (1). You can not pass the
writing test if you score lower than 2 on the essay.