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Grammar Exam

Guide to Taking the Grammar Exam
Testing out of ENGL 1410


Students wishing to test out of ENGL 1410 - Elements of Grammar are required to take a grammar exam.

The grammar exam is administered by the Writing Center in RWST 104. The exam may be taken Monday-Friday, between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM, during weeks 2-14 of the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester, the exam is administered by appointment only.

Students are allowed only ONE attempt at the exam.

The exam takes approximately one hour and is completed on a computer. The student may not leave the testing room until the exam has been completed. No books or notes are allowed in the testing room.

Before Taking the Exam

  • Call 435-797-2712 or come to the RBW Writing Center to make an appointment to take the exam.
  • The Writing Center supervisor will fill out the registration form with you so you can pay the $50.00 fee with the Registrar's Office. When the Registrar's Office posts the fee to your account, pay the fee and make sure you get a receipt.
  • The Writing Center supervisor will enroll you in the Canvas course so you can take the exam on your scheduled exam day.
  • You are encouraged to purchase a copy of the book English Fundamentals (15th Edition Form A) by Emery, Kierzek and Lindblom. This book should be used for studying and completing practice worksheets.

Exam Day

  • Check in with the Writing Center supervisor at the front desk in RWST 104.
  • Present the receipt (electronic or paper) from the Registrar’s Office to the supervisor.

After Completing the Exam

  • You will receive your results immediately after completing the exam.
  • The Writing Center supervisor will verify that we have your (the student) correct phone number and email address in case we need to contact you.
  • If you passed, credit for ENGL 1410 will post to Banner. A pass or fail will appear in DegreeWorks.

Exam Results

  • A student must score 80% or higher to pass the exam.
  • If a student passes the exam, they are not required to take ENGL 1410.
  • If a student fails the exam, they are required to take ENGL 1410.


English Fundamentals, 15th Ed Form A by Emery, Kierzek and Lindblom

Parts of Speech

  • Noun, pronoun, verb, preposition, adjective, adverb
pp. 2-3, 10-12

Sentence Patterns

  • S-V
  • S-LV-SC
  • S-V-IO-DO
  • S-V-DO-OC
pp. 23-25, 31-34

Sentence Types

  • Simple
  • Compound
  • Complex
  • Compound-Complex
pp. 61-63, 131

Subordinate Word Groups

  • Adverb
  • Adjective
  • Noun
pp. 71-75, 83-86, 93-97

  • Gerund
  • Participle
  • Infinitive
  • Prepositional
pp. 109-112, 119-121

Subject/Verb Agreement

  • Singular/Plural
  • Masculine/Feminine
pp. 223-228, 235-238

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Singular/Plural & Masculine/Feminine Case
  • Nominative
  • Possessive
  • Objective
pp. 243-247, 253-258

Grammar/Punctuation Rules

  • Comma usage
  • Semi-colons
pp. 179-, 189-191, 201-205, 213, 221-222