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American Literature (SIM-001)
The American Literature examination covers material that is usually taught in a semester survey course (or the equivalent) at the college level. It deals with the prose and poetry written in the United States from colonial times to the present. It is primarily a test of knowledge about literary works ??? their content, background and authors ??? but also requires an ability to interpret poetry, fiction and nonfiction prose, as well as a familiarity with the terminology used by literary critics and historians. The examination emphasizes fiction and poetry and deals to a lesser degree with the essay, drama and autobiography. This exam has an optional essay that may be required by some colleges and universities. The essay section is administered at test centers in paper-and-pencil format, and the fee is payable to the test center that administers the exam. This essay is scored by faculty at the colleges and universities that require them. If you have questions about whether you need to take the optional essay, you must contact the institution that will receive your scores. If you do not select an institution to receive your optional essay on exam day, CLEP will retain your essay for 18 months.
Current status of course:
In Development

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (SIM-002)
The Analyzing and Interpreting Literature examination covers material usually taught in a general semester undergraduate course in literature. Although the examination does not require familiarity with specific works, it does assume that you have read widely and perceptively in poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction. The questions are based on passages supplied in the test. These passages have been selected so that no previous experience with them is required to answer the questions. The passages are taken primarily from American and British literature.
Current status of course:
In Development

College Composition (SIM-003)
College Composition contains multiple-choice items and two mandatory, centrally-scored essays. The exam measures your awareness of a variety of logical, structural and grammatical relationships within sentences; revision skills in the context of works in progress; and your ability to use authentic materials and perform rhetorical analysis. In addition to the multiple-choice section, College Composition includes a mandatory essay section that tests skills of argumentation, analysis and synthesis. Please note that while scores are provided immediately upon completion for other CLEP exams, scores for the College Composition exam are mailed to test takers two to three weeks after the test date.
Current status of course:
In Development

College Composition Modular (SIM-004)
College Composition Modular measures your knowledge of the fundamental principles of rhetoric and composition and your ability to apply the principles of standard written English. In addition, the exam requires familiarity with research and reference skills. In one of the two essays (the optional essay module produced by the College Board for College Composition Modular), you must develop a position by building an argument in which you synthesize information from two provided sources, which you must cite. The requirement that you cite the sources you use reflects the recognition of source attribution as an essential skill in college writing courses.
Current status of course:
In Development

English Literature (SIM-005)
The English Literature examination covers material usually taught in a semester course (or the equivalent) at the college level. The test is primarily concerned with major authors and literary works, but it also includes questions on some minor writers. You are expected to be acquainted with common literary terms such as metaphor and personification, and basic literary forms such as the sonnet and the ballad. In both coverage and approach, the examination resembles the historically organized survey of English literature offered by many colleges. It assumes that you???ve read widely and developed an appreciation of English literature, know the basic literary periods, and have a sense of its historical development.
Current status of course:
In Development

Humanities (SIM-006)
The Humanities examination tests general knowledge of literature, art, music and the other performing arts. It is broad in its coverage, with questions on all periods from classical to contemporary, and in many different fields: poetry, prose, philosophy, art, architecture, music, dance, theater and film. The examination requires you to demonstrate your understanding of the humanities through recollection of specific information, comprehension and application of concepts, and analysis and interpretation of various works of art.
Current status of course:
In Development