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Attention Incoming Freshmen, Class of 2022
Placement Test for Rising Freshmen 

Begin test here.  Submit your answers using the following link:

Answer the grammar questions in the packet, and respond to the writing prompt. Please do not receive help on the test. Your performance should reflect your knowledge and skills and will help us appropriately place you. You should spend approximately one hour on the entire assessment.  You must complete both parts of the assessment by April 15th.

For the essay portion, you will need to type your response in the text box provided.

Be sure to enter your name!! 

If you have any questions about taking this test and/or submitting results, please email Lisa Williams, the English department chair, at


In the English program at MLWGS, students read great works of literature and then learn how to think about, discuss, and write about these works. English teachers model the analysis of literature in order to teach students how to recognize and appreciate not only the literary techniques that authors use but also the ideas that authors explore. Students learn about the English language, from the grammatical construction of sentences, through the organization of a paragraph, to the assemblage of ideas into a logical essay. Students also apply these skills to the way they speak in public and share their ideas in discussion. Through the literature studied, the English program encourages students to understand and appreciate interdisciplinary connections, especially those that naturally arise between the Global Studies and English programs. Opportunities to develop and expand learning are present not only in the classroom but also through various department-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.

Courses offered typically include:
World Literature and Composition I
World Literature and Composition II
American Literature and Composition
AP English Language and Composition
British Literature and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition