• Main Idea and Supporting Detail:

o   http://www.testprepreview.com/modules/readingmainidea.htm

This site gives you ten passages to read, with a question about the main idea following each passage. The answers are given after the last question, along with explanations about why each answer is correct.


o   http://www.mytestbook.com/worksheet.aspx?test_id=617

There are ten questions about the main idea or supporting detail of ten short paragraphs. A button at the bottom of the page will then show you the correct answers for each question.


o  http://trudyamiller.wikispaces.com/file/view/Main+Idea+and+Supporting+Details+Practice+Exercises.pdf

This practice has three passages to read and thirteen questions to answer about main ideas and details in the passages. However, this practice does not show you the correct answers.


  • Author’s Use of Language:

o   http://testprep.about.com/od/Reading_Worksheets/tp/Worksheet-1-Authors-Purpose.htm

This site has five paragraphs to read, with a question about the author’s purpose after each passage. To see the correct answers and their explanations click any of the Answer links on the page.


o   http://www.testprepreview.com/modules/authors-purpose.htm

Read these nine passages and then answer the nine questions about the author’s purpose in each passage. The correct answers and why they are correct are given at the bottom of the page.


o  http://www.ocean.k12.wa.us/cms/lib04/WA01001272/Centricity/Domain/29/Author%20Purpose%20WS%202%20PDF.pdf

These practices have three passages to read and eleven questions to answer about the author’s purpose. The answers to the questions are shown on the last page.


  •  Inferences in a Text of Texts:

o   http://wcb.neit.edu/asc/readprc1.htm

Ten statements or passages are given, along with a question for each one. This site is interactive and allows you to select your answers. The Correct The Test link at the bottom of the page will then show you if your answers were correct or incorrect.

  •  Literary Analysis

o  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IcIHBDTCi2IxmzInNr5cBOYpBuamhZR_bcKzjPrK-7w/viewform?fbzx=-8134579734086908834

This interactive quiz has a poem to read and five questions to answer about literary devices and figurative language. Each answer you select has an explanation as to why it is correct or incorrect.


o  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WCbK2wsj37blBZps22BupSHGCZsifBphjIJhq7n98xs/formResponse

Like the practice above, this quiz is interactive and asks questions about the literary devices and figurative language in a passage. Each answer you select has an explanation as to why it is correct or incorrect.


o   https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/literature/questions

Here is a poem to read, followed by nine questions about literary devices, figurative language, and theme. If you click Show Answer, the correct answer will be given, although there is no explanation about why the answer is correct.


o   http://www.quia.com/quiz/270936.html

Here is a 40-question quiz about literary devices. The correct answer will be shown if you click Submit answer.



HCC provides video and online tests that are amazing resources for helping you prepare for the WRITING portion of the TSI.

  • Sentence Structure

o  http://www.dcccd.edu/Emp/Departments/EA/Student%20Affairs/Assessment%20Practice%20Tests/ACCUPLACER/Sentence%20Skills%20Test/Pages/default.aspx

For the first six questions, you are given a sentence and asked to rearrange an underlined section. For questions seven through twelve, you are asked to rearrange an entire sentence.


  • Agreement

o  http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/subject_verb_agreement_1.asp

This interactive quiz has ten questions about subjects and their correct verbs. The correct answers will be shown at the end of the quiz.

o  http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/subject_verb_agreement_2.asp

Like the link above, this quiz is interactive with ten questions about subjects and their matching verbs.


o   https://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/5/13/34

This exercise has 23 sentences with two verbs to choose from to complete each sentence.  The Go to Answers link will show you the sentences with their correct verbs.


  • Sentence Logic

o   http://www.englishvocabularyexercises.com/eve-exercises/EngVocEx_transitions_1.htm

This exercise has 14 questions, for which you choose the best answer for a transition. A link at the bottom of the page will show your correct answers and which answers you selected that were incorrect.


o   http://www.shsu.edu/txcae/Powerpoints/prepostest/combsentpostest.html

These are ten exercises on combining sentences. A link at the bottom will show you the correct answers.


  • Essay Revision

o   http://www.eslus.com/LESSONS/WRITING/REV1/LA1.HTM

On this site, you read passages and are taken through an editing process so you can learn how to proofread and edit.


o   http://englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Paragraph-Correction.htm

This site has several exercises, from beginning to advanced levels, where you read a paragraph and decide if underlined sections of the paragraph should be edited.

o   http://rwc.hunter.cuny.edu/reading-writing/on-line/proof-a.html

This site has an essay for you to read and decide if it should be edited.

  • Writing