Writing @ Longwood is a four-course sequence
Sound, convincing writing in all its many forms is the fundamental skill of all educated citizens and the bedrock of our department. Every professor makes strong writing a priority. They are always available for consultation, whether by email or during office hours.
Dr. Heather Lettner-Rust, Composition Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I exempt from taking English 150?
You are exempt from English 150 if you received a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition test. You are also exempt from English 150 if you have completed the IB Diploma and received a score of 5, 6, or 7 on the IB Higher-Level English A1 exam.
Should I take English 150 anyway?
"I believe AP courses and English 150 are both beneficial, but are not the same. My AP course did not give me the needed information or background for writing in college, whereas English 150 did." –Moriah Mayhew, ‘15
"I took English 150 in college even though I had taken the necessary AP class and was exempt because I felt that I still only knew how to write at a high school level. I wanted to go into college knowing that I had all the tools necessary to succeed and one of those tools was learning to write at a college level."—Melissa McClellan, ‘15