What does the online challenge require of me?

  1. Read articles selected by the writing faculty of the Department of English Writing Program Office.

  2. Spend time thinking about the article(s).

  3. Write an essay in response to a prompt provided by the Department of English Writing Program Office.

  4. Submit your final essay for consideration.

  5. After receiving the results of the essay, make a decision on your course placement.

  6. If you choose to remain in your assigned course, do nothing. If you choose to change your course, contact your advisor.

  7. Attend your English class!

To meet the requirements mentioned above, complete the following steps.


Step 1

Whenever you are ready, request to take the challenge by going to the placement channel on the FlashLine "student tools and courses" page. The channel is on the lower right side of the screen. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail regarding your challenge. IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR A COURSE, DO NOT DROP IT YET.

Step 2

Once the questionnaire is completed, if you are eligible to take the challenge, click "proceed to challenge." Then follow the instructions.

Step 3

Your essay will be graded soon after you submit the essay, usually no longer than two weeks. You will be notified about your recommended placement through an email.

Step 4

Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your placement results. If you are not currently registered, you will be placed in the appropriate course when you meet with an academic advisor.