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WRITING/READING Placement Test

The COMPASS WRITING AND READING Skills tests are multiple-choice tests that help students determine if they have the writing and reading skills needed to succeed in standard entry-level college courses.

The Writing Skills test evaluates students’ skill levels in the following categories:
     
  • Punctuation
  •      Verb Formation
  •      Usage
  •      Relationships
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  •      Shifts
  •      Organization
  •      Spelling
  •      Capitalization
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    The Reading Skills Tests include the following types of reading comprehension passages:
          
  • Practical Reading
  •      Prose Fiction
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  •      Humanities
  •      Social and Natural Sciences
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