The Language Arts – Writing test provides information about a candidate’s skill in recognizing and producing effective standard American written English. The multiple-choice questions measure a candidate’s ability to edit and revise written text. The essay question measures a candidate’s ability to generate and organize ideas in writing. The multiple-choice questions require candidates to make revision choices concerning organization, diction, and clarity, sentence structure, usage, and mechanics. The test questions are embedded in complete texts which span various forms (e.g., letters, essays, newspaper articles, personal accounts, and reports). This test may contain some questions that will not count toward your score. The texts are presented as drafts in which parts have been underlined or highlighted to indicate a possible need for revision. Questions present alternatives that may correct or improve the indicated portions.