Usage and Grammar Test
The school's Usage & Grammar test is designed to evaluate word usage and grammar competencies. It is a timed 50-minute test that consists of 40 usage and 60 grammar multiple-choice questions. Journalism majors are required to score 70 percent or better on the test prior to graduation. Journalism minors are not required to take the test.
Consider this test seriously. It is a JOMC degree requirement just as any course that is required of any major. There is no limit on/penalty for how many times the test is taken so you are strongly urged to begin taking the test in your junior year. Do not leave this requirement until the final semester of your senior year - you will not appreciate the additional pressure in those final months!
If you do not complete the requirement prior to leaving campus, you must return to fulfill the obligation. Your degree is not awarded until you complete all requirements.
Sign-up generally begins one week prior to the test date and ends at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the test date in the lobby of the Student Records & Registration suite in Carroll Hall. Seats are limited to 20 per test.
As the end of each semester approaches, availability can be extremely competitive. Once you sign up for a test date, you are expected to show up at the designated time/location.
Cancellations: Please notify Marla Barnes by 12 p.m. the day before the test if at all possible.
Contact Marla Barnes at email@example.com, CA 159, with any questions.
The test is offered 12-14 times each full semester and once each summer session. THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL TESTS!
SPRING 2014 U&G TEST OPPORTUNITIES
You may sign up for one test each date in the lobby of the Student Records & Registration suite in Carroll Hall. If you are self-identified with ARS, please speak with Marla personally at the time you sign-up.
ALL FRIDAY DATES due to lab availability:
# 1 1/24 CA59 9am; Sign-up begins Tuesday, 1/21 at 8am
# 2 1/31 CA60 1pm; Sign-up begins 1/24 at 8am
# 3 2/07 CA59 10am; Sign-up begins 1/31 at 8am
# 4 2/21 CA59 2pm; Sign-up begins 2/14 at 8am
# 5 2/28 CA59 11am; Sign-up begins 2/21 at 8am
# 6 3/07 CA59 3pm; Sign-up begins 2/28 at 8am
# 7 3/21 CA59 9am; Sign-up begins 3/07 at 8am
# 8 3/28 CA59 1pm; Sign-up begins 3/21 at 8am
# 9 4/04 CA59 10am; Sign-up begins 3/28 at 8am
#10 4/04 CA59 2pm; Sign-up begins 3/28 at 8am
#11 4/11 CA59 11am; Sign-up begins 4/04 at 8am
#12 4/11 CA59 3pm; Sign-up begins 4/04 at 8am
#13 4/25 CA59 9am; Sign-up begins 4/11 at 8am
#14 4/25 CA59 1pm; sign-up begins 4/11 at 8am