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College Entrance Exams: General English Coverage

Last updated: March 21, 2010

In anime and manga, a nosebleed refers to a male character’s manly interest in an attractive female character.  In college entrance tests, though, a nosebleed is a sure sign that one is struggling with the English section of the exam.

Fortunately, the old cliché “to be forewarned is to be forearmed” still holds true today.  To get a better idea of what to expect (and consequently, what to prepare for) as far as college entrance exam English grammar and reading are concerned, please consult the following list:


  • word meanings
  • homonyms, synonyms and antonyms
  • words that people commonly confuse

Grammar and Composition

  • punctuation
  • capitalization
  • modifiers
  • sentence construction
  • sentence correction
  • spelling
  • parts and figures of speech
  • analogies:  similes and metaphors
  • phrases and clauses
  • voices (active and passive)
  • essay writing (may not applicable for all college entrance exams)

Reading and Comprehension

  • poetry
  • essays
  • articles
  • short stories
  • mythology and fables
  • speeches
  • local and international literature
  • famous authors
  • literary/textual criticism:  plot, themes, style, summaries, etc.
  • inference

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