Placement in Writing Seminars
When assigning students to sections, the Writing Program will consider several factors: your own appraisal of your writing competency; your preferences for particular courses; SAT verbal and SAT II Writing scores; and the placement essay. We will inform you of your placement during the week before you arrive on campus.
Below you will find links to the "About" page which explains the placement process for writing seminars, a guide to writing seminars being offered, instructions for the placement essay, and the online seminar preference/essay submission form. We've also included a link to download the entire placement packet. (The selected text that you are asked to write about in your placement essay is included in the "Placement Essay Instructions".) Preferences and your own essay are due July 15, 2012. We look forward to hearing from you.