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Timed Writing Exams




Overview

If you are a student on the WSU Pullman, WSU Vancouver, WSU Tri-Cities, or WSU Spokane campus, follow the instructions on your campus website for taking the Junior Writing Portfolio timed writing exam. See Writing Assessment Contacts

If you have questions about WSU’s Writing Assessment Program, email writing.program@wsu.edu, call 509-335-7959, or visit the Writing Program website.

Junior Writing Portfolio Timed Essay Overview
  • What is the Junior Writing Portfolio Timed Essay?
  • The Writing Portfolio Timed Essay is one of the requirements for the Junior Writing Portfolio. The exam consists of two impromptu essays written during a single, supervised two-hour session. One essay will be argumentative, and the other will be a self-evaluation.

  • The administration fee for this exam is charged to students’ accounts and is separate from the online proctoring fee that students pay when scheduling their proctor session.
  • Note: Students on the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver campuses should sign up for a timed writing session on their home campus. See Writing Assessment Contacts.

  • How to I take the Junior Writing Portfolio Timed Essay?
    • For the online exam, you’ll need to register for the exam. Select Online Exam Option at the left to access the online exam registration form. After completing the form, you’ll receive a registration confirmation email with information about next steps.
    • For on-site exams, please select On-site Exam Option at the left.
Writing Placement Exam Overview
  • What is the Writing Placement Exam?
  • The Writing Placement Exam consists of two impromptu essays during a single, supervised two-hour session that address similar tasks that students will encounter in English courses. The exam is required for all students who want to enroll in ENGLISH 100, 101, 104, or 105.

  • The administration fee for this exam is charged to students’ accounts and is separate from the online proctoring fee that students pay when scheduling their proctor session.
  • Note: Students on the Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver campuses should sign up for a timed writing session on their home campus. See Writing Assessment Contacts.

  • How to I take the Writing Placement Exam?
    • For the online exam, first you’ll need to register for the exam. Select Online Exam Option at the left to access the online exam registration form. After completing the form, you’ll receive a registration confirmation email with information about next steps.
    • For on-site exams, please select On-site Exam Option at the left.


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