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Composition Program

University Writing Requirement

 

 

  • All students must satisfy this requirement for graduation (S1 in new LE framework).
  • Students are placed into WRIT courses using only the UW System English placement test (UWENGL). The ACT is not used for placement.
  • Placement into these courses is mandatory: a student cannot take a different WRIT than the one into which s/he is placed.
  • Students also have an option to either "test out" of the writing requirement or place into a different WRIT course by submitting a portfolio (see University Writing Portfolio information sheet for details).

PREREQUISITES AND COURSES



UWENGL score of 150 to 404
   WRIT 114: Intensive Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing. 5 credits


UWENGL score of 405 to 549
   WRIT 116: Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing. 5 credits

UWENGL score of 550-594
   AP English Lang & Comp or Lit & Comp score of 3
   WRIT 118: Accelerated Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing. 2 credits

UWENGL score of 595 or above
   AP English Lang & Comp or Lit & Comp score of 4 or 5
   Test out - University Writing Requirement Met - No WRIT course needed

Students transferring in a college composition course credit (WRIT 907L)
   WRIT 120: Blugold Seminar for Transfer Students. 2 credits

  More information about the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing can be found on the program's website. Incoming first-year and transfer students also have the opportunity to fulfill their University Writing Requirement or modify their placement in WRIT courses by submitting a portfolio (see WRIT Credit Through Portfolio).

Questions? Contact Dr. Shevaun Watson, Director of Composition, watsonse@uwec.edu