English Composition Board (Division 360)

Placement in ECB Introductory Tutorial or Transfer Tutorial is determined by the ECB Writing Assessment given during Orientation to all entering LSA students and all students required by their programs to take Introductory Composition. The writing assessment is administered during Orientation; the ECB notifies academic units of their students' placements, and academic unit advisors convey the information to their students. Those 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.

To enroll in an ECB course, students 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 then proceed to CRISP for registration.

NOTE: Transfer students may receive placement into either Introductory Tutorial, Transfer Tutorial, or English 220, or they may exempt from Introductory Composition. A transfer student may enroll in a Transfer Tutorial only if that is his/her placement.

Students must attend the first class meeting to maintain their place in the class. 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.

All students who receive a designation of Exemption with Writing Workshop MUST 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 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.

102. ECB 102 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 102 is a two credit course offered January 8 to February 21. Students are placed into Introductory Tutorial on the basis of their assessment essay. Each section of ECB 102 has a maximum of 16 students who 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.

103. ECB 103 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 103 is offered March 4 to April 23. For description, see ECB 102.

108. ECB 108 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 108 is a two credit course offered January 8 to February 21. Students are placed into Transfer Tutorial on the basis of their assessment essay. Each section of ECB 108 has a maximum of 16 students who 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.

109. ECB 109 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 109 is offered March 4 to April 23. For description, see ECB 108.


lsa logo

University of Michigan | College of LS&A | Student Academic Affairs | LS&A Bulletin Index

This page maintained by LS&A Academic Information and Publications, 1228 Angell Hall

The Regents of the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA +1 734 764-1817

Trademarks of the University of Michigan may not be electronically or otherwise altered or separated from this document or used for any non-University purpose.