Southeast Missouri State University

For information regarding whether you need to take WP001, please see the English Composition Placement Exam.

WP001 is a 50-minute impromptu essay examination offered at 8:30 AM during FirstSTEP Orientation. Students with documented learning disabilities should contact Testing Services to arrange for special accommodations.

WP001 is scored holistically by the Center for Writing Excellence on a scale of 0-6.  Depending on the student's score, the student will be placed into EN099: Writing Skills Workshop or EN100: English Composition according to Southeast's English placement protocol.

Students will be asked to write an expository essay approximately two pages in length on a general topic. Sample topics will be posted shortly.