Sentence Skills Study Guidance

​​​The Sentence Skills test consists of 20 questions that assess how well you understand logic and structure of sentences and the relationships between sentences and ideas. The test presents you with sentences to correct due to grammar, structure, or logic issues.

  1. ACCUPLACERInside the Test" explains the components of the test. Skip down to the description for Sentence Skills. 
  2. Visit to access the ACCUPLACER app. When finished with the practice test, you receive a summary of the results and recommended areas to study. You can revisit questions and concepts measured in the app and use the Sentence Skills Resources below to study independently or with an Academic Achievement Center Instructor.
  3. Another resource on the “Student Practice" page is a link to the “Classic ACCUPLACER Sample Questions for Students," which you can download, print, and use to study. Sentence Skills prompts are offered from pages 1-3, and the answer key is on page 19. Complete the practice test and review the answers. Take the guide with your answers to the Academic Achievement Center to review with an instructor.
  4. also has Sentence Skills resources and a learn-as-you-go practice test that can be used in the same fashion.

Sentence Skills Study Resources

Minnesota Literacy Council's ACCUPLACER Test Practice site



​​Sentence Boundaries

Diction Logic and Sentence Structure


When Ready, Take the Test!

Relax! ACCUPLACER® Classic is a well-designed test to help you assess your r​eadiness for college. The follow tips will help you do your best.

  1. Get a good night's rest the night before the test. Eat a healthy breakfast and drink some water that morning to nourish your body and mind.
  2. Arrive a couple of minutes early so you can gather your thoughts and locate the Testing Center.
  3. Ask questions if you don't understand the process of ACCUPLACER® Classic.
  4. During the test, read the questions carefully.
  5. Work to answer all the questions.

For more information about the Sentence Skills​ exam, visit your Testing Center or Academic Achievement Center​.