The writing test consists of two tasks. The first is a description of data (75-100 words), and the second is an essay (250 – 350 words). These two tasks are scored on a nine point scale. (The criteria for scoring are similar to those for the IELTS academic writing test.) This test is similar to the IELTS academic writing test.
Test schedule for new students in August semester 2019
5 – 7 August 2019
8:30, 10:00, 13:00 and 14:.30 (No Registration Needed)
You must bring your student ID card or passport with your student ID number to the Language Center, Room 216 to take the test. Be on time; no one will be admitted late.
Students with scores 5.0 and 5.5 on the AIT academic writing placement test (AWPT) or its equivalent are required to attend mandatory English writing courses and complete EL19 with a passing grade or obtain the AWPT score of 6 or higher in order to register for thesis, dissertation, research study or project. Students will need to pay a registration fee for EL courses before they can attend. The EL course level will be automatically assigned based on a student’s current English score:
- 5.0 – EL15 Intermediate English Composition
- 5.5 – EL19 Academic and Technical Writing
EL courses will be graded as Pass or Incomplete. This grade will appear on transcripts, but will not count towards a student’s GPA. Those who attend less than 80% of their EL classes will not be allow to take the final exam of the course. Therefore, passing of an EL course requires both participation and performance improvement.
Students are not allowed to retake the AWPT without attending their assigned EL courses. After sufficiently participating in an EL course, students will be allowed to retake the AWPT according to the LC’s testing schedule.
Students may check their English score on the SIS.