Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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English Placement Testing
During the Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program students will have 40 minutes to write an essay responding to a prompt that will be evaluated by an English faculty member. Approximately half the entering freshman class will take the required freshman composition course during the fall semester, and the other half will enroll during the spring semester. Students who have transfer credit for the required English 180 class must bring proof of completion of this requirement to be excused from writing the placement essay.