An Important Announcement for Fall 1996
              Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
               concerning the Writing Placement Exam

You must take the Writing Placement Exam given by the Manoa Writing Program to
enroll in a UH-Hilo or UH-Manoa introductory-level English writing course.

You do not have to take English 100, 101, 101, 100T or 100A if:
   1) You passed a course at another college or university that is equivalent
      to the introductory-level writing course at the campus you will attend.
   2) You received a score of "4" or "5" on the Language and Composition 
      Advanced Placement Exam.

Students must register for the placement exam no later than one week before 
the exam date.


   1) The exam begins at 9:00a.m. and ends at 3:00p.m.
   2) Bring a pen, photo-ID, and proof of social security number to the exam 
      (students without photo-ID's and proof of social security number will 
      not be allowed to take the test).
   3) Bring a lunch for yourself or be prepared to buy lunch at an eatery 
   4) Students are required to write rough drafts of two essays in the morning 
      session and revise their essays after the lunch break. After the lunch 
      break, students may leave when they finish revising their essays.
   5) All remaining students will be asked to leave at 3:00 p.m.


The exam runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch break 12:00-1:00 p.m.)

Exam Date    Room                 Campus                High School Assignments
April 20  Dining Room           Kaua'i Comm. College  All high schools
          Hale Kehau Cafeteria  UH Hilo               All high schools
          Spalding 155          UH Manoa              Aiea-Kalani(alphabetical
                                                          by high school)
April 27  Bilger 152            UH Manoa              Kamehameha-Moanalua
                                                         (alphabetical by
                                                          high school)
          Bldg.2,A1             UHH-West Hawai'i      All high schools
May 4     Science 10A           Maui Comm. College    All high schools
          Bilger 152            UHH-West Hawai'i      Nanakuli-Waipahu
                                                         (alphabetical by 
                                                          high school)
Aug. 10   Hale Kehau Cafeteria  UH Hilo               All high schools
Aug. 14   Bilger 152            UH Manoa              All high schools
Aug. 19   Bilger 152            UH Manoa              All high schools

No confirmation will be sent to you.  Please write the exam date, time, and 
location on your calendar.


For more information, please call, write or email:

     The Manoa Writing Program
     The University of Hawai'i
     2545 the Mall, Bilger 104
     Honolulu, HI 96822

     Phone:(808) 956-6671
     Fax:(808) 956-9170

          - OR -
     English Department - (808) 933-3476, OR
     Admissions Office - (808) 933-3414, or
                       - e-mail:, OR
     University Psychometrist - (808) 933-3423, or
     University of Hawai'i at Hilo
     200 W. Kawili St.
     Hilo, HI 96720

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Last Updated: Mar. 20, 1996