At SVSU, the First-Year Writing (FYW) Program consists of two courses: ENGL 080: Basic Writing Skills, and ENGL 111: Composition I. During your admissions process you were automatically placed into for one of these two courses (based on your high school GPA or other factors). Click here for a detailed description of each course.
We understand that everyone’s writing experiences and confidence levels are different, so to give you the most control and choice over your freshman writing course(s), we ask that you complete this guided self-placement survey. In this survey, you’ll answer simple questions about your past writing experiences, your skills in writing and reading, and your extracurricular activities and personal obligations. Based on your responses, you will be guided to one of SVSU's writing courses. This guidance, however, is only a suggestion based on your responses. The choice to change your English course placement is entirely up to you. At the end of the survey, if you wish to change your English course placement, please contact an Advisor in the Academic Advisement Center.
Completing the survey should take about 10 minutes. Take your time and respond to each question carefully and honestly. When you reach the end of the survey, screenshot your results or take a picture of your screen to bring with you to your orientation or meeting with your academic advisor. Let's begin...