Understanding the Written Communication Task

With the introduction of the CBT-e, the AICPA moved the communication tabs from the Simulations in Auditing, Financial, and Regulation to the Business section. The last testlet in the Business section now contains your written communication task. The Written Communication testlet will contain three questions that you must answer in memo or letter format by typing your response into a word processor.

In a written communication task, you will be graded based on both technical content and writing skills. Technical content will be evaluated for helpfulness and relevance. Writing skills will be evaluated for development, organization, and tone (i.e., it must be professionally appropriate). AICPA graders are trained to look specifically for the following seven attributes: thesis sentence, main ideas, support ideas, punctuation, sentence structure, conciseness, and clarity. Do not use tables, bullet point lists, or other non-standard formatting.