ESL Essay Placement
Please note: if you have difficulty understanding the information on this page or difficulty communicating your basic needs in English, you may take the lowest level ESL courses (ESL 200A) without taking the ESL Placement Test.

Por favor nota: si tienes dificultad entendiendo la siguiente información o dificultad para comunicar tus necesidades básicas en inglés, deberías tomar los niveles más bajos de los cursos de inglés como segunda lengua o ESL (ESL 200A) sin necesidad de tomar la prueba de ubicación de ESL.

Essay: If your scores are high enough from the first 4 tests, you will be asked to write an essay. You have 45 minutes to write a 300-600 word multi-paragraph essay on an assigned topic. Your essay will be evaluated using artificial intelligence. The result is available immediately.

Your score will be based:

  • Organization: The clarity with which you structure your response and present a logical sequence of ideas.
  • Focus, Development, and Support: The clarity with which you maintain your main idea or point of view. The extent to which you elaborate on your ideas and the extent to which you present supporting details.
  • Vocabulary
    The appropriateness and complexity of vocabulary.
  • Sentence Structure
    The quality and variety of sentence structures, usage and grammar.
  • Mechanics
    The extent to which your writing is free of errors in usage and mechanics

Schedule an Appointment  Test is approximately 1 hour in length.

* Retest Policy - You may take the English as a Second Language Placement test once in an academic year.

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