Class lists for the seminars will be posted to the home page of the Writing Program.
Below you will find links to the placement overview 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.
The English Placement Test is not an objective test.
The English Placement Test is designed to measure your reading and writing skills to determine the best beginning English course for you where you will experience academic success.
In the first week of WRT and WAE class, faculty may ask students to complete a writing diagnostic to determine if the students' current writing placement is appropriate.
Welcome to the CCSU Writing Placement Exam Informational Website.Please plan for a two (2) business day response time.New transfer students must complete the diagnostic at least one week before their orientation.Debora Sherman, Director of College Writing, 610-896-1255. Depending on individual student preparation, students will enroll initially into writing courses in the Program in Academic English (WAE 190, WAE 192, WAE 194) or in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (WRT 101, WRT 102).Faculty from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and Program in Academic English will review the online writing placement diagnostic of students with a combined English and Writing score below 24 to determine placement into the appropriate writing course.Students who have transfer college credit in English Composition from a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C or higher can determine transfer equivalency information by visiting Stony Brook's transfer equivalency page here.When necessary, faculty evaluation could require students to change their writing course.Advisors are available to assist students with schedule changes if needed.We have also included a link to download the entire placement packet.(The article which will be the subject of your essay, Seyla Benhabib’s “The Morality of Migration”, is included as a link in the Placement Essay Instructions and also as part of the placement package which can be downloaded.) Seminar preferences and your essay are due Thursday, August 1 at p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Prof.