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Writing Skills Test 

Put your plain English skills to the test with our online Getting to the point® Writing Skills Test.

Check out our terms and conditions here. The test takes up to 90 minutes, with 20 questions on plain English structure, design and expression.

Discounts apply for organisations buying multiple tests.

Quantity
Your total
$395.00 + GST
Test prices and validity
Valid for
Price per test
3 months
$395 + GST 
3 months
$390 + GST 
3 months
$385 + GST 
6 months
$375 + GST 
6 months
$365 + GST 
12 months
$355 + GST 

Interested in plain English training? Click here for Plain English Essentials.

 What users say

This offered a meaningful and accurate test of my skill level.
The questions use real scenarios and are very interactive.
A user friendly interface that is clear and easy to read.
It was so interesting as well as being useful!
So many great features [that] are quite rare in this type of online tool.

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Learn to balance the needs of your readers in our intermediate course.

Perfect for

Writers who have to cater to a wide range of readers, in all document types such as letters and emails, bulletins and assessments.

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Writing for Clarity

What we cover

We show you how to:

  • map your readers to better understand their needs
  • structure your material effectively so readers can easily find what they need
  • make your text flow seamlessly
  • set tone and readability at the right level
  • remove words and details that reduce your document's impact.

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Learn to persuade readers to your point of view in our advanced course.

Perfect for

Writers who must think analytically and recommend action in documents like reports, submissions, proposals and letters.

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Writing to Persuade

What we cover

We explain the key steps to more successful documents so you can:

  • identify the core issues to discuss
  • support your claim with the best arguments
  • test your analysis and reasoning
  • structure your text to give your arguments greater impact
  • review your language so it matches the needs of your readers.

Paying by card?

To purchase immediately, you need a credit card.

Start by logging into your existing user account (or create one). Then follow these steps:

1. Choose the number of tests

Individuals should add one test to the cart. Organisations may want to purchase a number of tests for staff.

2. Buy your Writing Skills Tests
Review your purchase in the cart. Click ‘Pay with credit card’.
Enter purchaser and billing details. You can add candidate details now or later. Click ‘Checkout’. 

Enter the credit card details. Click ‘Buy now’. 

3. Receive test link
We email you a receipt when the payment is processed. 
If you signed up the test candidate at purchase, they will get an email with the test link. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions. Candidates have 90 minutes to complete the test in a single sitting.

Otherwise, come back to our website to assign candidates and send invites.

Need an invoice?

To pay by invoice using EFT, you need to set up a corporate account.

Start by logging into your existing user account (or create one). Then follow these steps:

1. Request a corporate account

Select the dropdown menu button next to your name in the top blue bar, choose ‘My account’ and then ‘My corporate account’ to complete a request form.

We will email your corporate account code and an invoice for prepayment.

2. Pay your invoice

When your invoice is paid, we will email you and confirm your account funds. 

3. Buy your Writing Skills Tests

Select the number of tests you’d like to buy on the Store.

Review your purchase in the cart. Click ‘Proceed’.

4. Use the corporate account

Review your corporate account details. You can add candidate details now or later. Click ‘Checkout’.

Choose the ‘Corporate account’ tab and enter your corporate account code. Click ‘Buy now’. This will pay for your purchase from your corporate account.

5. Receive test details

We email you a receipt when the payment is processed.

If you signed up the test candidates at purchase, they will get an email with a test link. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions.

Organisations will also receive a link where they can assign and manage their tests and request test links be sent.