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determining readiness to write in the major

Junior Writing Portfolio

The Junior Writing Portfolio is a mid-career diagnostic used to determine if students’ writing abilities have advanced in ways that can handle the writing demands of upper-division courses and courses in their major. The Writing Portfolio identifies students who demonstrate a need for structured writing support with upper-division writing requirements, as well as recognizes the standard of writing expected of all WSU graduates.

Upon reaching 60 credits, WSU students receive a hold on their my.wsu account indicating that it is time to begin the two-part Junior Writing Portfolio. Students must complete one of the two options in order to get the hold removed: complete the timed write or submit the packet of three papers. Portfolios are evaluated in their entirety by faculty members from across the university.

More information on the submission process, results, and subsequent required classes can be found on the Submission Process page.

Completion of the Junior Writing Portfolio is a requirement for graduation at Washington State University.