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Literature | Writing Proficiency Exam

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    202-885-2971
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    lit@american.edu
    Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

    Rangel-Mullin, Rebecca
    Sr. Administrative Assistant

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The Writing Proficiency Exam is only for students who have transferred in six credits of writing / composition from another college or university. The exam is offered at least once each semester.

During the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year, the exam is scheduled for the following dates:

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Exams will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (locations to be announced). You do not need to register for the exam in advance; however, you will need to have a photo ID with you at the exam.

The Writing Proficiency Exam will require you to construct an essay in response to a reading, and each administration will offer a choice of readings and questions. Copies of the readings will be made available approximately four weeks prior to the exam date.

For questions concerning the Writing Proficiency Exam, please contact the Department of Literature at 202-885-2971 or lit@american.edu.