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    i got my effective writing results today and i did not pass, i'm wondering if anyone here knows a easy way to pass the effective writing requirements. I've heard that there are some courses that are easier than the test.



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    there are certain english classes you can take, but i would rather spend a couple hours and $50 doing the test, then an entire semester and $500 on a full class.

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    most degree requires you to do at least one ENGL class, just take it and get a B.

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    well i'm in engineering so i don't have Engl as a requirement, i was thinking about those non-credit courses, has anyone taken those before.

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    Originally posted by schocker
    there are certain english classes you can take, but i would rather spend a couple hours and $50 doing the test, then an entire semester and $500 on a full class.
    Good call


    Originally posted by Team_Mclaren
    most degree requires you to do at least one ENGL class, just take it and get a B.
    I believe they have dropped it down to a B- now.
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    go to the effective writing centre and get them to go through your last test. this will tell you what you are screwing up on, and have to watch when writing your next one. 3 spelling mistakes was a fail for me when i did this test a few years back. it's not actually about content as you would think, it's all about grammar and spelling. GL

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    Originally posted by msommers


    Good call




    I believe they have dropped it down to a B- now.
    yeah it is just a B minus now.

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    Originally posted by tlapec
    i got my effective writing results today and i did not pass, i'm wondering if anyone here knows a easy way to pass the effective writing requirements. I've heard that there are some courses that are easier than the test.



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    You should just write it again. I think they are usually more easier on you the second time, cuz the first time they just want your 50 bucks (or however much it costs now a days)

    It's funny cuz in my first year I knew 3 people that went in to write it, 2 of them said it was their second time writing it (even though it was their first time) and one guy said it was his first time. The two guys passed, and the one guy failed haha.

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    I thought it was a requirement to enroll in classes at the UofC if your high school English mark wasn't sufficient enough.

    I hated English class in high school so I had to write the effective writing test my first year at the U and I didn't find it hard. As far as I remember it was a simple two or three page essay on a relatively easy topic. Things might have changed.

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    Originally posted by Ajay
    I thought it was a requirement to enroll in classes at the UofC if your high school English mark wasn't sufficient enough.

    I hated English class in high school so I had to write the effective writing test my first year at the U and I didn't find it hard. As far as I remember it was a simple two or three page essay on a relatively easy topic. Things might have changed.
    I think you had to pass it before the end of your first year. If not they don't let you register for your second year classes.

    I had to write mine as well, and I passed the first time. Seemed alright for me as well.

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    How can you not pass? x_x
    I just passed mine woot lol

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    Originally posted by Dehvee
    How can you not pass? x_x
    I just passed mine woot lol
    For the same reasons why you didn't get high enough marks in high school to NOT have to write the test in the first place. Not everyone's an English professor

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    Originally posted by bulaian


    For the same reasons why you didn't get high enough marks in high school to NOT have to write the test in the first place. Not everyone's an English professor
    I suppose, but they try to make the topics broad so that everyone can write a decent response. Haha like that one topic which was about Facebook.

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    Dont try to write above your level, they will see right through it. What they really are looking for is proper spelling and sentence structure, so dont worry to much about your arguements, aslong as you can write them down and convey them properly. That being said you cant have really stupid arguements. But again, write simple, like "I believe blah blah blah. I believe this is true because blah blah blah". And then just spend alot of time checking for spelling mistakes and sentence structure. A good way to check for spelling mistakes is to read your writing backwards, that way your mind doesnt just read over the mistakes as your reading with flow.

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