The CM 120 CPL assessment includes reading and writing activities. Read the information below to prepare for the assessment.
The reading portion consists of an article, which is about five pages long, and a set of questions that require writing original answers instead of selecting options from a multiple choice list. The questions ask you to:
Effective reading strategies include:
The writing portion asks you to respond to one of two topics, both of which relate to the reading article. In a one- to two-page essay, you will write about an incident or give your opinion on a related event. You will need to clearly establish the purpose and focus for writing and provide adequate supporting information to make your ideas clear to the reader. Proofread your final copy for grammatical correctness.
Effective writing strategies include:
Below is a link to a practice assessment, which is designed to reflect the length and level of expectation of the assessment. To complete the practice assessment, carefully read the article, respond to the reading questions, and then reply to one of the writing topics. Once completed, you can use the sample responses to evaluate your work.
The assessment is not timed. As a guideline, most students spend about an hour to an hour and one-half for the assessment. Additional time is available if needed. You can schedule your appointment using the form below.
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