The Writing Placement Exam (WPE) determines your placement in the English Composition course sequence. All freshman and transfer students registering for English composition classes are required to take this placement exam when registering at Lindenwood University. The exam consists of writing a basic essay in response to a given topic. Outside research is unnecessary as the writing prompt will ask you to draw from your own experience and thoughts about the subject. This placement exam will determine whether you will be placed in ENG 11000 (Effective Writing) or ENG 15000 (Strategies for University Writing).