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2 Whats on the test Exemptions How its organized Test Locations Cost

3 KWL 1. What do you know about the CSU English Placement Exam? 2. What do you want to know about the Placement Exam? 3. What did you learn today?

4 Main IdeaNotes 1.How can I be exempt from taking the test? 2.What happens if I dont pass? SAT: 550 or more on the critical reading –or- 680 or more on the writing ACT: 24 or more on the English Test AP: 3 or more on Advanced Placement Language and Composition or Literature and Composition Cannot enroll in for-credit CSU College English classes Must take remedial English classes until you meet the requirement Graduate later because you receive no degree credit for remedial classes If you do not pass the remedial class freshman year, you may be disenrolled from university

5 Main IdeaNotes 3. Where can I take the test? 4. Whats on the test? a.) How is it organized? The essay 45 mins. All CSU campuses offer the exam at different times. You can take the test at any location You can take it only once! 45 minute essay (2) 30 minute multiple choice sections You will have 1 hour 45 mins. to complete exam Paragraph long passage in the form of an argument Analyze and explain the ideas in the passage Evaluate those ideas with your own experience, observations and reading

6 Main IdeaNotes 4b.) Reading Skills- Multiple choice 30 mins 4c.) Composing Skills 5.) How much does it cost? 6. ) Check your scores online Short passages – identify/interpret ideas, determine the word that best fits meaning of sentence. Identify relationship b/w sentences 45 multiple choice Read a statement and restructure it Select which version of the sentence is correct Paragraph w/ missing sentence, you choose what fits. Presents a topic, you select the info that clearly supports the topic. $18 Pin required

7 Main IdeaNotes 7.) Admission Ticket 8. ) What to bring the day of the test Ticket will be sent to 1-2 weeks before the test Social Security Number I.D Admission Ticket Check/Money Order payable to ETS for fees Your name must be on the check! Lots of sharpened pencils!

8 1. Name one way you may be exempt from taking the EPT. (2 pts.) 2. Explain how failing the EPT will push your University graduation date later. (2 pts.) 3. State specifically what you have to do for each section of the test (3 pts.): a) Essay- b) Reading Skills- c) Composing Skills- 4. How much does the test cost (1 pt.)? 5. Where can you take the Early Placement Test (2pts.)? Extra Credit: What is the web address where you can obtain your score?

9 1) SAT: 550 or more on the critical reading –or- 680 or more on the writing ACT: 24 or more on the English Test AP: 3 or more on Advanced Placement Language and Composition or Literature and Composition 2) Cannot enroll in for-credit CSU College English classes Must take remedial English classes until you meet the requirement Graduate later because you receive no degree credit for remedial classes If you do not pass the remedial class freshman year, you may be disenrolled from university 3)Essay: Paragraph long passage in the form of an argument Analyze and explain the ideas in the passage Evaluate those ideas with your own experience, observations and reading Reading Skills: Identify/interpret ideas, determine the word that best fits meaning of sentence. Composing Skills: Read a statement and restructure it Select which version of the sentence is correct Paragraph w/ missing sentence, you choose what fits.

10 4) The test costs $18 5) You can take the test at any CSU campus. Extra Credit (1 pt.):

11 Main IdeaNotes 1.Improvements Reading the prompt Thinking globally- personal examples are weak Try to get our kids to use articles, books etc. Bring examples back to the prompt Imbedding quotes

12 Read, highlight the key words Describe salient characteristics

13 Step 1 Read, highlight, and complete margin notes Step 2 Break down the prompt TAPS SAPS Subject, attitude, purpose, stance Step 3 Analysis Chart

14 SAY: Authors Main Point MEAN:MATTER:Your ViewExample 1. Quote to show authors main idea Describe the meaning of the quote Describe the significance of the quote What do you think? Provide an example: books, films, current events to support this 2. 3.

15 Brief…no seriously brief, and succinct overview of the exam

16 Question/Main IdeaNotes 1.What tests are required for entrance to a CSU? 2. Tests for the UCs 3. The difference between the SAT/ACT 4. Whats on the SAT? 5. Writing Section SATI or ACT plus writing SAT I, SAT II Subject Tests (2, usually math, English) Or ACT plus writing w/ SAT Subject Tests SAT: a reasoning test ( logic) ACT: curriculum based 3 sections: Math, Verbal, Writing. Each one out of 800. Total 2400 points. 25 mins total. Generic question Opening is critical and so is format! The more you write, the higher the grade Graders told not to give higher than a 3 on 1 page essays

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18 6. Sample promptThere has always been great passion to keep things as they are. There has always been great passion to bring about change. Assignment: In an essay, discuss one of the two statements above, supporting your views with an example from science, art, music, history, literature, current events, or your own experience or observation.


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