What kind of test is the EDT?

  • The EDT consists of writing of a 300-500 word essay, which is marked for basic essay composition (thesis, paragraphing, unity & coherence) as well as sentence construction, vocabulary, and punctuation.

    You will be given 4 possible topics from which to choose 1, and you will have two hours to write your exam.  Sample EDT questions may be found here.  

    We recommend you budget your time wisely. For example, allow 

    • 15 min for brainstorming/thesis development
    • 90 min for writing
    • 15 min for proofreading

    No electronic devices of any type are allowed. No paper dictionaries or notes are allowed. Desks should be clear of everything but the test.