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Writing Requirements for UCLA Undergraduates

Depending on the level of class you’re teaching, your students may have completed some of UCLA’s writing requirements for undergraduates:

Universitywide Analytical Writing Placement Examination: A requirement of all UC students, this is satisfied by a majority of UCLA students by taking a placement exam in the spring of their senior year of high school. If they do not pass the exam, they must take either English Composition 2 or ESL 35. Satisfying this requirement with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for Writing I.

Writing I: A majority of UCLA students meet this requirement, which focuses on general academic writing, by taking English Composition 3 or ESL 36. Satisfying this requirement with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for Writing II.

Writing II: This requirement introduces students in the College of Letters and Science to discipline-specific writing. Undergraduates fulfill the requirement by taking a course designated with a “W” (e.g., English 100W) taught within a department or program in the College. First-year students can satisfy both the Writing I and Writing II requirements by participating in the year-long Freshman Cluster Program.

 

 

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