Writing Assessment

Congratulations and welcome to Curry! In order to place you in a first year writing class that fits your needs, we ask that you follow the steps below and complete the Curry College Writing Assessment. Please note that you will not be able to schedule your courses until you have satisfied this placement requirement. We recommend that you finish the assessment within the next TWO weeks and that you send it to us as soon as it is completed.

Here is a summary of what you will need to do:

  1. Set aside approximately one hour in a quiet space to complete the essay.
  2. Make sure you have some lined 8½ x 11 notebook paper and either a pen or pencil to handwrite your essay.
  3. Read "What is Intelligence, Anyway?" and write an essay that responds to the Essay Question.
  4. Save all notes and outlines.
  5. Make a copy of the essay, notes, and outlines for yourself.
  6. Send us the finished essay, notes and/or outlines, along with your signed Honor Statement:

Academic Enrichment Center, Writing Assessment
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA  02186

Writing Assessment (PDF)

Writing Assessment Honor Statement (PDF)

**PLEASE DO NOT RECEIVE HELP ON THIS FROM ANYONE, because it will affect the authenticity of your essay, and as a result you may be advised into a writing class that is not designed to meet your writing needs. Remember, you've already been accepted into the College, and there is no reason to receive any outside assistance. You will receive credit for whichever writing course you're placed in. It's important for us to see work that's exclusively your own. It's fine for your work to have self-corrections, erasures or to look messy, as long as it reflects your thinking and process. Please write the most organized and persuasive essay that you can, and stick to the topic.

Questions? Call Annemarie Koehler at (617) 333-2248 or e-mail akoehler@curry.edu.


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