Complete The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire

The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire is a brief online survey that gives you a chance to learn about the different course options and types of academic writing most often assigned and valued at Azusa Pacific University. This process will help you judge your own readiness for and comfort with college writing, and will assist you in choosing the best first writing course at APU for you.

The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire process consists of the following steps:

Step 1: Determine whether you should use The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire

Generally, all incoming students need to take The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire before registering for their first APU writing course. (Transfer students who have completed Writing 2 or equivalent are the only exceptions.) Even if you have already completed Writing 1 or equivalent via coursework or incoming AP scores, you still need to complete this brief online survey before you can register for your first writing course.

Step 2: Take The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire

Take The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire. You will need to log in to your APU email account to access the form, and you will need the following information when you sit down to complete the writing placement questionnaire:

  • APU student ID number
  • APU email address
  • High school GPA
  • SAT and/or ACT scores, if you have received them

Step 3: View and understand your The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire results

Once you complete The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire, you will receive a course recommendation based on the information you entered throughout the survey. If you have questions regarding the course option(s) suggested for you or APU writing courses in general, contact the Writing Program or your academic advisor for more information.

Step 4: Explore extra writing support options

WRIT 120: The Writing 1 Lab

The Writing 1 Lab (WRIT 120) is a 1-unit course designed to support students enrolled in Writing 1 as they move from high school to college-level writing expectations. The lab provides a space for you to engage with the foundational concepts introduced in Writing 1, such as developing process, understanding rhetorical situations, and crafting sound arguments.

Within a casual, interactive workshop format (up to six participants) that is practical and tailored to the unique needs of you and your group members, you will meet once weekly with a writing coach to further develop your writing skills and your individual writing processes.

Writing Center Appointments

All students are also encouraged to visit the Writing Center for free one-on-one appointments. The Writing Center coaches APU students to improve their own writing by employing a better writing process. The center can help any APU student, from developmental to advanced, with any kind of writing project at any stage of the writing process.

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