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TOR: Exam Format | Samples

Below you will information on accessing the (TOR) Language Examination samples using your Blackboard account. 

What is the format of the TOR?

  • Each exam consists of three texts of 650-800 words each. There are 5 multiple choice questions linked to each text, for a total of 15 items.

How do I access the CLEAR- Graduate Examination Samples?

  • Log-in to your Blackboard account.
  • Click on: “My Courses”.
  • Type: “clear graduate” on the “Course Search” box on your left.
  • Hover your mouse over the Course ID: CLEAR_GRAD_EXAM_Samples
  • At the end of the title there will be an arrow that will allow you to open a menu.
  • Click “Enroll” in the menu.
  • Once inside the Self Enrollment page, click “Submit”.
  • Click “OK” and the course will open.
  • Select the link for the language sample you need.

If you need clarification, the PDF attached here includes screen captures to guide you through the process.