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CSUCI students who enter as freshmen satisfy the freshman writing requirement by using Directed Self Placement (DSP) to select either

Using DSP enables students to place themselves in the composition class that will provide the best preparation for them. Students will be given guidance in Directed Self Placement during Orientation. DSP will be the only method used on the Channel Islands campus to place students into freshman composition courses; EPT scores will not be used.

Composition Instructors teaching ENGL 102, 103, and 105 use a Holistic Team Scoring process that enables writers to receive an impartial score on their work throughout the course of the program.

Island Voices captures the best student writing from English 102, 103, and 105, and is used as a text in the courses.

All students on campus are invited to visit the University Writing Center in Bell Tower 1512. T rained student consultants are available to assist with composing a first draft, organizing their ideas, and polishing their completed work. Students who would like to review the fundamentals of grammar, syntax, and word usage are invited to work with consultants on an individual basis or in small group sessions with the center's coordinator. The center is also available to assist students with organizing their studies, taking notes, and using research materials.

Appointments are at least 30 minutes, and can be as long as an hour. For more information, visit the Writing Center Website , call ( 437-8409), or email (Writing.Tutors@csuci.edu) .