Title III, Student Resources
EAP 0340 Writing III, FAQs
What are the objectives of this course?
Upon completion of EAP 0340, you should be able to
- Write about topics relating to personal academic interests
- Show ability to write organized and developed text
- Use cohesive devices appropriately
- Display control of sentence structure and punctuation to
indicate sentence boundaries
Are there any special exams that I must take to succeed in this course?
Yes. In addition to earning a grade of C or higher, you will need to take
the departmental exit exam and pass with at least a 70%.
Are there any eligibility requirements for taking the exam?
Yes. You must have at least a 70% average in the course in order to
take the departmental exit exam.
What is the exit exam?
You will be asked to write a well-developed paragraph of approximately 12 to 14 sentences. In order to pass, your paragraph must contain a topic sentence and plan of development, supporting statements and specific details for each idea in your plan of development, and a concluding sentence. Furthermore, the paragraph should show control over the organization of ideas, use transitions effectively, and show a variety of sentence types. Finally, the paragraph should have no more than a combined total of 2 comma splices, run-ons, or fragments; no more than a combined total or 3 errors in subject-verb agreement, verb tense, and pronouns; few errors in word form and spelling. Other incidental errors will be considered.
Is the exam timed?
Yes. You must complete the exam during the allotted class time.
How do I prepare for the exit exam?
Your final exam will be the same as your other class writings. Therefore, if you attend class regularly, always do your homework, revise your papers, and take your writing seriously, you should be well prepared for the departmental exit exam.
When do I take the exam?
The exam is usually given during the last week of class. Your instructor will give you the specific day and date.
When will I receive my exam results?
You should receive the results of your exam at the next scheduled class period.
What if my exam did not pass?
If your exam paragraph did not receive a passing score, you will be given a different form of the exam. You are allowed only one opportunity to re-take the exam.