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    Advisement Survey

    Congratulations and Welcome to St. Norbert!  We are excited to share the next four years with you as you pursue your goals. To get started, please take 10-15 minutes to respond to this academic survey which will be used during your advisement and registration session.

    Be sure to share as much information as possible regarding any AP or IB tests you’ve taken or are planning to take this year, as well as any college coursework you will have completed. This will help you and your summer advisor select classes that best fit your path and interests.

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    Guardian 1 Information
    Guardian 2 Information
    First Year Course Information
    Academic History-Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate

    IMPORTANT: Accurate completion of this section is necessary to avoid registration for courses that duplicate college credit is already earned. AP/IB scores arrive to campus in July after registration has been completed.

    If you have taken or plan to take Advanced Placement (AP) or Higher Level (HL) International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, please list name, level, and score (if known) of each test below.  Please list ALL tests, even if you are unsure you will get credit for it.

    AP Test Example: AP Biology 5 

    IB Test Example: IB SL Biology 4 or IB HL Biology 5
    1. Test Name, Level, and Score
    2. Test Name, Level, and Score
    3. Test Name, Level, and Score
    4. Test Name, Level, and Score
    5. Test Name, Level, and Score
    6. Test Name, Level, and Score
    7. Test Name, Level, and Score
    8. Test Name, Level, and Score
    If you have more than eight, please email your list to advise@snc.edu. 
    Academic History-College Coursework

    IMPORTANT: Accurate completion of this section is necessary to avoid registration for courses that duplicate college credit is already earned. Transcripts do not arrive on campus until after summer orientation.

    If you have completed or are currently enrolled in COLLEGE COURSEWORK, please provide the information for each course below. Include ALL coursework that will appear on a college transcript (College Credit, CAPP, and others).

    College Coursework Example: UW Colleges SPA 101 1st Semester Spanish 4cr B

    1. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    2. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    3. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    4. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    5. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    6. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    7. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    8. College, Department, Number, Title, Credits, Final Grade
    If you have more than eight, please email your list to advise@snc.edu. 

    Additional Considerations

    If you plan to participate in ATHLETICS at St. Norbert your first year, please indicate what sport(s) below.
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    Writing Placement

    Please read the guidelines below for selecting the appropriate writing course.

    You can choose between two (2) writing courses:

    • A writing intensive (WI) course, or
    • College Writing (IDIS 100)

    Below are recommendations to help you determine which course is best for you.
     

    Information about Writing Intensive (WI) courses:

    Course description: These are courses across the curriculum, taught by professors across many disciplines—English, History, Honors, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, and Music, to name a few. These courses have the common requirement of assigning a minimum of 3,000 words of polished writing, or the equivalent of 3-4 major writing projects, including at least one researched writing assignment. Students who enroll in a WI-designated course are assumed to have confidence and competence in researched essay writing, persuasive writing, and the writing process. These classes are designed to help you acclimate to college-level writing.

    A writing intensive course is four credits, and it fulfills the College Core requirement of taking a WI course within your first two years at SNC.

    Suggested Requirements:

    • GPA is above 3.5
    • English ACT score is above 23

    Students should enroll in a WI (writing intensive) designated course if:

    • You do not need extra help with grammar, word choice, tone
    • You feel comfortable starting to write at the college level
    • You have experience using in-text citations, reading deeply, and doing research

    Information about College Writing (IDIS 100):

    Course description: IDIS 100 is taught by writing/composition teachers at SNC. This course is recommended for students who want an introductory college writing course that helps them develop their powers of written communication. Students learn about the composing process–planning, shaping, writing, revising, editing and proofreading–and how to apply this process to a series of college writing assignments. These assignments may include personal narratives, informational summaries, persuasive essays and documented research essays. IDIS 100 can be taken as an elective by students who feel a need for a composition course.

    IMPORTANT: IDIS 100 is a course that is taken before enrolling in a writing intensive (WI) designated course. It is a four-credit course that counts as one of your electives. This means that if you sign up for IDIS 100, you will also need to enroll in a writing intensive (WI) course after you successfully pass IDIS 100.

    Suggested Requirements:

    • GPA is below 3.5
    • English ACT score is 19-22 or below

    Students should enroll in IDIS 100: College Writing if:

    • You want specific help with grammar, word choice, tone
    • You want to get more focused practice writing at the college level
    • You want more practice using in-text citations, reading deeply,  and doing research
      (Please be sure to click the "Submit" button to make certain we receive your responses)
      What is your current high school GPA?*
      What is your current high school GPA?*
      Please note: Your participation in this placement survey is part of an IRB-approved study (IRB 21-02-11c1), “Pilot Study: New Writing Placement Process at St. Norbert College.” By completing the survey, you consent to the study. Please click here to read the full consent form, and email any questions to the Principal Investigator Dr. Kat O’Meara, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, at kat.omeara@snc.edu.

      During your last two years of high school, how often did you do the following?

      1. Write academic essays longer than four pages
      1. Write academic essays longer than four pages
      2. Write an essay that used a thesis statement or controlling idea
      2. Write an essay that used a thesis statement or controlling idea
      3. Analyze/respond in writing to academic texts like research articles, textbook chapters, or literature
      3. Analyze/respond in writing to academic texts like research articles, textbook chapters, or literature
      4. Incorporate quotes and/or paraphrases into your writing, using in-text citations and end citations (like a Works Cited)
      4. Incorporate quotes and/or paraphrases into your writing, using in-text citations and end citations (like a Works Cited)

      How prepared do you feel to accomplish the following?

      5. Use the writing process (invention/brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising, polishing) to write an essay
      5. Use the writing process (invention/brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising, polishing) to write an essay
      6. Select and integrate quotes/ideas from what you read and integrate them into your own writing/argument using direct quotes and paraphrases
      6. Select and integrate quotes/ideas from what you read and integrate them into your own writing/argument using direct quotes and paraphrases
      7. Be successful in sentence-level skills, like grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice
      7. Be successful in sentence-level skills, like grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice
      8. Be successful in essay-level skills, like organization, flow, transitions, thesis statements
      8. Be successful in essay-level skills, like organization, flow, transitions, thesis statements
      9. Provide constructive feedback to your peers about their writing
      9. Provide constructive feedback to your peers about their writing
      Please answer these last few questions.
      10. How would you rate your current proficiency in academic writing?
      10. How would you rate your current proficiency in academic writing?

      Thank you! The placement team will review your selection and may follow up with you via email.

      Again, if you have any questions about the study being conducted on this placement process, email Dr. Kat O’Meara at kat.omeara@snc.edu