Techniques and Devices is an interactive online resource recently added to the CCDMD Learning Centre to help students prepare for the English Exit Exam.
Literary techniques and devices – tools authors use to convey their ideas (e.g., symbol, cause and effect, metaphor, analogy, imagery, etc.) – are the focus of this resource, designed by Patti Kingsmill, teacher at Vanier College. The various interactive exercises, produced using the application software Netquiz Web, provide feedback pertaining to an essay and a short story seen in previous English Exit Exams.
The English Exit Exam requires writing a 750-word essay in which students need to demonstrate their ability to understand and analyze an essay or short story. All students enrolled in a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) under the College Education Regulations (CER) must pass this examination in order to earn their diploma.