English Composition Board (Division 360)

Placement in ECB Introductory Tutorial or Transfer Tutorial is determined by the ECB Writing Assessment Test given during orientation to all entering LSA students and all students required by their program. After the test, the ECB notifies academic units of their students' placements, and the academic unit advisors convey the information to the students. Freshpersons may receive the following placements: ECB Introductory Tutorial, Introductory Composition, Exempt with Writing Workshop or Exemption. Transfer students receive placements of Transfer Tutorial, English 220, Exemption with Writing Workshop, or Exemption. A transfer student may enroll in a Transfer Tutorial only if that is his/her placement.

Those students placed in ECB Tutorials must enroll in an ECB course as the first part of their writing requirement. No substitute for the ECB placement will satisfy the College writing requirement.

ECB Tutorial courses meet for 2 hours twice a week; in addition each student has a required weekly half hour conference with the instructor. To enroll in an ECB course, students should select a section compatible with their schedule from the LSA TIME SCHEDULE, from updated course lists at department advising offices, or from the corrected LSA TIME SCHEDULE outside 1213 Angell Hall. Students should register for their selected section at CRISP.

Students must attend the first class meeting to maintain their place in the course. If a student must miss the first class meeting, she/he must notify the ECB in writing of the intended absence prior to the first day of classes. Students who miss the first two sessions will be automatically dropped from the class.

Students who receive the placement of EXEMPTION WITH WRITING WORKSHOP come to the ECB Writing Workshop, 1025 Angell Hall, during their first term of enrollment to receive writing instruction before being certified for Exemption. Otherwise, they will NOT be exempt and will have to enroll in Introductory Composition.

Students are welcome to visit the ECB office at 1025 Angell Hall to discuss their writing assessment test or to ask for course information.

See the introduction to this COURSE GUIDE for information about the LSA Junior/Senior Writing Requirement and for a list of those courses approved by the ECB for satisfaction of that requirement.

100. ECB 100 Introductory Tutorial. ECB Assessment. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

ECB Introductory Tutorial 100 is a two credit course offered September 9 to October 23. Students place into Introductory Tutorial on the basis of their assessment essay. Each section of ECB 100 has a maximum enrollment of 16. Students meet with their instructor four hours each week in class and once a week in half-hour individual sessions. The writing instruction is designed to meet individual needs. At the end of the seven weeks, each student writes a post test essay which is read and evaluated by two ECB lecturers who have not tutored the student. On the basis of writing skills demonstrated in the post test, tutorial students are assigned to the appropriate level of the College writing program.

101. ECB 101 Introductory Tutorial. ECB Assessment. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

ECB 101 is offered October 29 to December 12. For description, see ECB 100.

106. ECB 106 Transfer Tutorial. ECB Assessment. Transfer standing. (2). (English Composition). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 106-109.

ECB Transfer Tutorial 106 is a two credit course offered September 9 to October 23. Students place into Transfer Tutorial on the basis of their assessment essay. Each section of ECB 106 has a maximum enrollment of 16. Students meet with their instructor four hours each week in class and once a week in half-hour individual sessions. The writing instruction is designed to meet individual needs. At the end of seven weeks, each student writes a post test essay which is read and evaluated by two ECB lecturers who have not tutored the student. On the basis of writing skills demonstrated in the post test, tutorial students are assigned to the appropriate level of the College writing program.

107. ECB 107 Transfer Tutorial. ECB Assessment. Transfer standing. (2). (English Composition). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 106-109.

ECB 107 is offered October 29 to December 12. For description, see ECB 106.


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