The English Literature examination is presented in two sections--each with a 90-minute
time limit. The first section contains 95 multiple-choice questions. The second contains
two short essays.
The exam focuses on the areas of
- literary background
- literary references
- literary terms
- metrical patterns.
Students should consider attempting this exam if they
- are familiar with and understand major writers from Beowulf to the present
- have knowledge of literary periods, common literary terms, themes, and forms
- can identify authors of quotations
- can recognize the period in which an excerpt was written.
Computer-based Scoring: CLEP computer-based (CBT) exams are scored without a penalty for incorrect guessing. The raw score--the number of correct responses--is translated into a scaled score. The scaled scores for CLEP CBT are reported in a range from 20 to 80.
At Ferris, candidates taking the English Literature exam must score a 50 or higher on the multiple-choice section in order to continue with the essay section.
Course(s) and Credits
- LITR 351
- LITR 352
Note: Credits meet the writing intensive component of the general education requirement.