Next-Generation WritePlacer Content Overview
NOTE: The WritePlacer essay must be completed in one sitting. You
will not be allowed to stop and finish your essay later. Please
see your Proctor if you have questions regarding timing.
Name: ACCUPLACER WritePlacer
and length: Typed-essay,
generally 300 - 600 words long
on the WritePlacer range from 1 to 8. An essay will be given a score
of zero if it is too short to be evaluated, written on a topic other
than the one presented, or written in a language other than English.
with a score of 5, 6, 7, or 8 places into ENG 100
with a score of 4 places into ENG 98
scoring 3 or below should re-take the test. A re-test
fee of $25 applies.
English is not your native language, you should consider taking
the ESL Reading and Writing Sample test instead.
Kapi'olani Community College, we use the ACCUPLACER WritePlacer
test to determine your placement into your initial English course.
This test is geared mainly for native speakers of English.
essay gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can develop
and express your ideas in writing.
will read a short-passage and an assignment question that are focused
on an important issue. You will then write an essay in which you
develop your own point of view on the issue. You should support
your position with appropriate reasoning and examples. The position
you take will not influence your score.
essay will be given a holistic score that represents how clearly
and effectively you expressed your position. The following six characteristics
of writing will be considered:
- The extent to which you present information in a unified and
coherent manner, clearly addressing the issue.
and Structure - The extent to which you order and connect
and Support - The extent to which you develop and support
Variety and Style - The extent to which you craft sentences
and paragraphs demonstration control of vocabulary, voice, and
Conventions - The extent to which you express ideas using
standard written English.
Thinking - The extent to which you communicate a point of
view and demonstrate reasoned relationships among ideas