Step 1: Introduction to the Process
The directed self-placement (DSP) process that we do at UW Tacoma allows you, the student, to choose your own course path to meet the university’s first-year writing requirement (the C course requirement). The full process involves two decisions that you must make. Through the rest of this 20-minute process, you will:
- Learn about the successful students who enroll in each course option
- Read a few examples of real student writing from students in each course
- Reflect in writing on which course seems best for you
- Make a decision on which course(s) you will take
As you proceed through each step, it is important to read everything. Avoid skimming. Let’s get started.