English Placement Testing

English Placement Test Overview

For the English Placement test, you will be given an article to read, and in response, you will complose an essay with three required sections. Writing professors from the University of Cincinnati will evaluate your writing in order to place you in the English Class that is best suited to your needs.

The English placement test is not an objective test. It consists of four steps:

  1. Reading the honor code.
  2. Reading an assigned article. 
  3. Composing a Word document that includes:
    • A one-paragraph summary of the assigned article.
    • A multi-paragraph essay responding to the arguments in the assigned article.
    • A reflective paragraph about the strengths and weakness in your writing.
  4. Submitting/uploading the Word document.

Evaluation Process

Your English placement test will be evaluated on your ability to:

  1. Follow directions
  2. Understand and summarize the article
  3. Express your ideas clearly and appropriately for your audience
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of paragraph and essay structure
  5. Support your ideas with specific examples and details
  6. Use standard formal English

English Placement Test Preparation

UC Blue Ash College has provided a free series of tutorials to help students prepare for college level work as they get ready for starting their first year of college. The tutorials will also review materials for the Math and English placement tests.


English Placement Test Score Guide

Each student will recieve a score emailed to their UC email account within two weeks of completing the English Placement Test. The English score given represents the course a student placed into. This information has been provided to Academic Adviosrs to assist with course registration.

SCORE

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

5

ENGL-1001

ENGLISH COMPOSITION

3

ENGL-0099

PREPARATORY COMPOSITION

2

ENGL-0097

INTRO TO ACADEMIC LITERACIES

1

ENGL-0097

INTRO TO ACADEMIC LITERACIES

An English Placement score can be appealed. Please visit our Appeals and Retakes page for more information.



Take the English Placement Test 

The English placement test is offered both on campus and online. Only confirmed UC students may take the English placement test.

Take the test online

Take the test on campus