OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Wednesday, April 9

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QUESTION: Okay, so i am probably failing ELPE for the third time and this is my 2B term. Are they going to withdraw my registration for Spring 2015 or what ? :S

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  1. honest question. how the fuck do you fail ELPE?

    Also, I don't think they would withdraw your registration. Is there even a limit for how many times you can do that test?

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    1. Hey. Has it ever occurred to you that some people are better at one thing than another? So your question isn't really valid.

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    2. I understand your pain no worries. Go to the student success office and ask to talk to a success coach! They'll help you write an appeal, good luck!

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    3. Considering OP failed ELPE, he prob needs help writing that appeal.

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  2. Have you ever scheduled an ELPE review appointment? Have you ever considered writing clinic?

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  3. So remind me how you got into university again or even passed ENG4U?

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  4. Usually if you don't complete ELPE in the required time, you get a hold put on your Quest account. That doesn't remove you from classes for future terms, but it does stop you from seeing your grades and adding/swapping/dropping courses.

    Get in touch with the right person in your faculty and figure out if there is a way to avoid the hold. In Arts, for example, you can email artselpe@uwaterloo.ca and tell them how you're going to complete the requirement, and they usually will keep track of that info and not put a hold on. They just want to make sure you don't get to 4B and suddenly realize you haven't done it.

    I went through this experience myself last year...it's really not a disaster or anything. Minor inconvenience, but just try to get it done ASAP.

    And ignore most of the commenters above. The ELPE isn't looking for good writing. It's looking for someone who can write within the little box of requirements/structure/grammar that they're looking for. An ELPE review appointment like #2 said might help you.

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  5. Why don't you just take the English course that offsets the ELPE?

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  6. ELPE is so fucking stupid..I know a lot of Canadians that failed it / almost failed it...I don't think ELPE is a good test for your writing skills

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  7. i think it is really easy. just learn few linking words, few smart words and you are good to go. english is the fourth language that i happened to learn and passed it the first time. i am not showing off or anything. i think you might want to look at and practice some IELTS, TOEFL writing. they also provide a lot of good examples and highlight some important rules. when writing the ELPE, make sure you write everything on topic, be sharp and concise. also, make a raw draft where you point out the ideas so that you don;t lose them while writing the whole thing. define, what you are going to say in the intro (3-4 sentences), main section (recommend divide this one in 3 as well for 3 main ideas) and conclusion (summarize all the 3 points you have). i don't know any of your writing skills, but i really hope this helps and you pass this one!

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