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English Placement

ENG 119

  • You are bilingual or a non-native English speaker.
  • You find some school reading material and other demanding material difficult to read and/or understand because of unfamiliar vocabulary or cultural references.
  • You think about what you read, but not always with a grasp of finer points.
  • You depend on teacher comments to revise and edit your work.
  • You produce written work that sometimes is not clearly organized or that may not have a clear argument.
  • You commit a significanct number of grammar and sentence-level errors and need to help to locate and correct those errors.

ENG 110

  • Begins with ENG 110 
  • You find school reading material and other demanding material difficult to read and/or understand.
  • You need help in analyzing what you read in order to write about it
  • You depend on teacher comments not only to revise your work, but to understand when it does and does not fulfill assignment requirements.
  • You produce written work that is sometimes poorly organized or lacking a clear argument.
  • You infrequently read outside of school.
  • You commit a significant number of grammar and sentence-level errors and need help to locate and fix those errors.
  • You will take ENG 112 next.

None in Fall semester

  • Writing is infused into INQ 101 and Critical Thinking courses.
  • You read and understand most school reading material and other demanding material.
  • You think about what you read, but not always deeply or with a grasp of finer points.
  • You rewrite at times for both sentence-level and larger organization issues, but do not spend a significant amount of time polishing and rethinking your writing.
  • You read somewhat regularly outside of school.
  • You commit grammar and sentence-level errors, but can identify and fix at least some of them after proofreading your work.
  • You will take ENG 112 next..

ENG 112

  • Includes ENG 112 
  • You read, understand, and seek out demanding reading material in school and outside of school.
  • You analyze and question what you read, even to the point of proposing detailed counter-arguments.
  • You produce multiple drafts of your work not because the teacher requires it, or only when you need a higher grade, but because you take pride in your intellectual work and think writing well is important to your learning.
  • You read and write regularly outside of school, use research (print or online) to help inform your opinions, and display ongoing interest in intellectual or political issues.
  • You commit some sentence-level errors in your writing, but those errors are minimal and occur in the context of prose that is more polished, better organized, and more searching in its thinking than that of most students.
  • Upon completion of ENG 112, you will have fulfilled your composition requirement and will be eligible to begin taking required writing intensive courses.