Essay Test

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have moved the English Placement process online and are using the Essay test for all summer 2020 placement. Since the Portfolio represented an opportunity for students to submit placement material online, we are temporarily halting the portfolio process until we resume in-person orientation in the future.

  • Prior to coming to Orientation, you are permitted to study this prompt and prepare an outline of your essay. The outline can be no longer than one page in length. You may include a one-sentence thesis statement within your outline; other than a thesis statement, the outline cannot contain any complete sentences. You are not permitted to write any portion of the essay (other than the thesis statement and outline) prior to the testing session.

     Writing Prompt