Each semester, eligible students are given information regarding the Department of Humanities English program assessments.

Students enrolled in English 301 are required to complete the Qualifying Writing Assessment. This assessment consists of an open-book, extemporaneous essay assignment on a topic option based on both print and non-print media selections that can be accessed by the assessment candidates two weeks in advance.  Writing sessions are scheduled in a departmental computer lab, and the candidates’ essays are submitted electronically to, as well as to the session proctor.

Students applying for graduation or student teaching with a degree concentration in English must complete the Capstone Writing Assessment. The procedures for this assessment are the same as for the Qualifying Writing Assessment.

Any questions regarding these assessments should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Roth.

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