What Happens on the First Day?
Students spend the first day of any composition class, English 090, 101, or 102, writing a placement essay. The essays are read by instructors and are used, along with COMPASS scores, to ensure students have been placed in the correct composition class.
It's important to attend the first class meeting and to do your best on the placement essay. Can you please add this sentence so that it is the last one: If you miss the first day of class, speak with your instructor about making up the placement essay sometime during the first week of school.