CORE Writing Placement
Wright State's Writing Placement Test is an online assessment tool used to determine the right writing course for you to take. It asks you to read a brief essay, write a summary of it, and then write an essay related to the essay’s topic. You have three days from the time you begin the test to do the reading and writing and submit your work online. Your writing will then be evaluated by two or three faculty in the writing program. Based on your performance on the test or your ACT English or other standardized test score (for the details, go to the Writing Placement web page), you may be placed into one of several courses.
Please note that the goal of this test is to place you into the writing course you need to succeed in college. For that reason, cheating—asking someone else to take the test for you or buying an essay from an online service—is not only dishonest and in violation of the university’s policy on academic integrity, it is likely to lead you to failure if you take a course that isn’t right for you. Also, if you cheat, you will be referred to the university’s Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct for possible disciplinary action—not a good way to begin your college career.