English

Directed Self-Placement in Writing









No matter what you choose as your major at Indiana University East and what career you pursue once you graduate, you can expect that you will be doing a great deal of reading and writing.The questions below will assist you in selecting an English composition class that meets your needs. Choose one sentence in each series of items that best describes you.

If you....

  1. have taken at least two honors or advanced courses that included writing with a purpose or thesis in high school earning A grades
    took at least four courses that included writing with a purpose or thesis in high school earning A grades
    took at least three courses that included writing with a purpose or thesis in high school earning grades of B or higher
    took two or fewer courses in high school that included writing with a purpose or thesis or earned lower than a B in writing essays
  2. consider yourself a capable writer who enjoys writing and succeeded, earning excellent grades
    consider yourself a capable writer who enjoys writing
    feel you are a capable writer who doesn’t mind writing
    consider yourself an o.k. writer who gets the work done
  3. are a strong proofreader, rarely making errors in grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation that you don’t correct in a final draft of a paper
    are a fairly good proofreader and only sometimes make mistakes in grammar, spelling and/or punctuation that you don’t correct
    are an average proofreader and have mistakes in grammar, spelling and/or punctuation in your final essays
    have a difficult time with proofreading grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation, having errors in final papers
  4. regularly read challenging print and electronic texts with consistent
    success in understanding
    regularly read challenging print and electronic texts and are usually successful in understanding
    read print and electronic texts regularly, but not particularly challenging ones
    read print and electronic texts occasionally
  5. regularly wrote essays in high school using a computer to draft and revise work with confidence
    regularly wrote essays in high school using a computer to draft and to revise work usually feeling confident
    occasionally wrote essays in high school using a computer to draft and to revise work
    rarely wrote essays in high school using a computer to draft and to revise work