Title III Student Resources, EAP 0440, Writing IV,
Course Objectives, FAQs
What are the objectives of this course?
Upon completion of EAP 0440 Writing IV, you should be able to write multiple paragraph essays that display an awareness of your audience and your purpose for writing. Your essays should be logically organized and sufficiently developed. Furthermore, you should vary your sentence structures and use relationship words effectively.
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 Sentence Skills portion of the College Placement Test (CPT). The state of Florida requires that this test be taken by any student who wishes to take college-level courses. You must achieve a score of 83 or higher to place directly into ENC 1101.
How many questions are on the CPT?
There are 20 questions on the CPT, which is computerized and administered in the Academic Testing Center.
Is the CPT timed?
No. You may take as much time to complete the test as you need. If, for some reason, you do not finish the test, you may return at another time to complete it.
When will I receive my CPT scores?
Your scores will be given to you immediately upon completion of the test.
How do I prepare for the CPT?
There are many practice tests for the CPT. Click here for a list of on-line practice tests.
What if my CPT score is lower than 83?
If your score is lower than 83, you will then be given the essay writing portion of the Florida Basic Skills Exit Exam. For this exam, you will be asked to write a multi-paragraph essay that is well organized and sufficiently developed. In addition, it should be free of major sentence-level errors, such as sentence fragments, comma splices, run-on sentences, subject-verb agreement problems, and verb tense problems, to name a few. Click here for more information on the Essay Exit Exam.
Are there any eligibility requirements?
Yes. You must have at least a 70% average in the course in order to take either the CPT or the Exit Essay Exam.