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The EWET is the English Writing Entrance Test conducted by SUTD for selected Freshmore students in term one. It is an English Diagnostic Test run by the Centre for Writing and Rhetoric (CWR) to ensure that undergraduate students have the necessary skills to cope with HASS readings, essays and other modules that require some form of writing. Students who fail the EWET are not expected to withdraw from SUTD. However, they are required to complete the following:
- Freshmore English Program (term 1)
- Freshmore Communication Program (term 3)
All students without the above minimum qualifications and scores must take the EWET.
|Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level||General Paper (H1 Level GP)||B and above|
|Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level||Knowledge Inquiry (KI)||C and above|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||Theory of Knowledge||C and above|
|NUS High School of Mathematics and Science||For students from Class of 2021 and later
EL5131: Critical Reading and Writing II: The Global Connection; or
EL6131: Critical reading and writing III: Emerging issues in a changing world; or
EL6132 Language for Personal & Professional Communication
|B- and above|
|NUS High School of Mathematics and Science||For students from Class of 2020 and earlier
EL5101 Language in Society II and EL6103 Language in Society
|B and above in both|
The FEP, or the Freshmore English Programme is an 8 week (16 hours) English module that is offered in term 1 for selected freshmore students. Lessons are conducted once a week, for 1.5-2 hours at a time. This is a Pass/Fail module and the grades will appear on the student’s transcript when they graduate from SUTD. Students have to pass FEP in order to graduate.
During the module, students will have the opportunity to learn essay writing skills and techniques, pick up close reading and critical reading skills, learn textual analysis and write critical responses to academic based articles.
Freshmore Communication Program is a mandatory no fuss six weeks crash course designed to bring all undergraduates’ academic writing up to speed.
This mandatory module will take place in term 3.
Further Clarifications about the EWET in SUTD 2021
EWET is the English Writing Entrance Test conducted by SUTD for selected Freshmore students in term one of their Freshmore year.
There will be a given reading on a theme/topic. Students will be required to read the reading, and provide a valid written response of approximately 800 words to the issues highlighted in the readings. The entire test will take 1 hour 30 mins.
Students who need to sit for the EWET will receive an email from Office of Student Administration, informing them about the details of the test.
The EWET will be conducted on 17 Sep (Friday), 3pm -4.30pm. It will be held on-line via SUTD E-dimension. When they are finished, Students are required to upload their work via Turnitin on their E-Dimension page, specific details will be emailed to you.
- Question posted on E-dimension page of EWET.
- Submission: 4.30pm, Turnitin, E-dimension, EWET.
The student will receive a Word document with the question. Since the essay must be submitted online (through a link provided on eDimension), the student should type out their answers on Word and save it either in .doc, .docx, or .pdf.
The student should type out their essays on their laptops or PCs since the essays must be submitted online.
There is no preparation or studying required. You just have to read the readings carefully, and give a logical and coherent written response. Please be reminded that you should write in proper, grammatical sentences and choose a tone which is appropriate.
You are, however, encouraged to read this short book:
William Strunk, Jr. & E. B. White, Elements of Style, 4th Ed. (Allyn & Bacon, 2000).
You are not expected to withdraw from SUTD if you fail the EWET. If you fail the EWET, you are required to complete the following:
- Freshmore English Program (term 1)
- Freshmore Communication Program (term 3). FCP is a Pass/Fail module and you will need to pass both in order to graduate from SUTD.
You will be informed by OSA.