Need Help Studying for the CUNY Proficiency Exam?
The City University of New York has its own entrance exam, called the Skills Assessment Program. The CUNY is an aptitude test which evaluates your ability to learn, rather than what you have already learned like most tests.
The exam is divided into 3 components: writing, reading and math.
The reading component tests for reading comprehension, and your ability to analyze written information.
The math component covers basic math, algebra (including college level) and trigonometry.
The written component is an essay question where your vocabulary, spelling, argumentation skills and ability to organize your thoughts on paper are tested.
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Complete Proficiency Exam (CUNY) Study Guide
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