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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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    First Year Writing

Writing & Composition

Composition plays an important role in the General Education program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The purpose of the General Education program is to equip students with "those capabilities essential for all college-educated adults facing the twenty-first century," including "[s]kills needed for effective understanding and communication of ideas" (Undergraduate Bulletin). The composition courses at Minnesota State Mankato help students develop these skills by providing a rich understanding of how writing works and extensive practice with the writing process.

English Placement Test

The placement test is used to determine when an additional writing course is appropriate for a student.

English Challenge Exam

The [PDF] challenge exam (158 KiB) allows students to demonstrate that they have achieved the General Education Category 1A competencies.


Heather Camp
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