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American Literature CLEP Test Description
The American Literature CLEP test is for all of you who like to read – you’ve probably already covered a few of the books on the reading list to pass this test. This test requires you to read passages, stories or poems and answer questions about them. This guide will give you detailed examples and exercises to test your analysis skills and think deeper about the material. We’ll steer you in the right direction with our list of other books to study as well as train you with 100 sample test questions. This book will teach you everything you need to know to pass this test.

The American Literature CLEP test covers fiction and poetry written in the U.S. You will be tested on knowing who has written various works and the time periods surrounding those works. You will analyze pieces of writing and use the vocabulary to do so intellectually. The American Literature CLEP test covers the same content as a two semester course at the university level. We provide to you the reading list, resources and information that you need to pass the CLEP test with the highest score possible.
ISBN: 9781614330011
CLEP Credits: 3
CLEP Difficulty: 4
Number of Questions on the CLEP Test: 100

ACE Recommended Passing Score: 50

CLEP Subject Areas Covered:
10-15% The Colonial Period (1620-1830)
25% The Romantic Period (1830-1870)
25% The Period of Realism and Naturalism (1870-1910)
25% The Modernist Period (1910-1945)
10-15% The Contemporary Period (1945-Present)

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Included in the American Literature CLEP Study Guide

  • Interpreting literature
  • How to Read Literary Works
  • Literary Criticism
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Points of View
  • Style, Tone and Language
  • Style
  • Symbols
  • Plot Summary of Moby Dick
  • Plot Summary of The Scarlet Letter
  • Plot Summary of The Great Gatsby
  • Plot Summary of The Last of the Mohicans
  • Plot Summary of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Understanding Poetry

  • Analyzing Poetry
  • Theme
  • American Literature Timelines
  • Important Authors
  • Reading List
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Colonial Period (1620-1830)
  • Romantic Period (1830-1870)
  • Realism and Naturalism (1870-1910)
  • Modernist (1910-1945)
  • Contemporary (1945 to Present)
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • What Your Score Means
  • Test Preparation

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