Placement Retesting in Writing


The Writing Placement Test

Students are placed in Brookdale’s English classes based upon their score on the Accuplacer test in writing. Students may take Accuplacer in the Testing Center, located in the CAR Building on the Lincroft campus, or at one of the Success Centers at Brookdale’s other locations. Students who score 250 or higher take ENGL-121: The Writing Process. Students who score below 250 take ENGL-095: Fundamentals of Writing. They also have the option of taking ENGL-095 and ENGL-121 during the same semester as part of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP).


Who Takes the Writing Placement Retest?

Students who score below the passing grade of 250 on the Accuplacer test in writing are permitted to retest in the Writing Center. The retest consists of writing an essay. Students select a topic from a set of prompts and are allotted three hours to write. Essays should be at least two typed pages or three to four handwritten pages. The writing should be focused, organized, and developed. Students should demonstrate control of grammar and mechanics. Students wishing to retest must do so prior to the start of their Foundational Studies class in English.


How Do I Retest?

Students may retest at their own convenience by visiting the Writing Center on the main campus in Lincroft during scheduled hours. The Writing Center is located in Room 118, Larrison Hall. Click here for driving directions and map. Larrison Hall (LAH) is easily accessible from Parking Lot #2 or #3. Appointments are not necessary, but students must arrive at the Writing Center no less than three hours before the scheduled closing time. Students must show a photo ID.