About the University Writing Portfolio
What do I need to do?
- select two of your two academic papers that best demonstrate your writing abilities and strengths
- reflect on these pieces of writing in order to articulate what the texts show about their capabilities as college writers.
What about the UWP hold?
- the hold lets you know that you need to submit
- holds are released within 24 hours of submitting in Qualtrics (if submitted on a weekday). During peak times, this may take up to 48 hours due to Qualtrics’ processing time.
University Writing Portfolio submissions are read and evaluated by members of the Writing Program’s UWP assessment team which includes faculty, instructors, and para-professional responders from all departments and disciplines who have been trained to review UWP submissions in light of the goals and purposes of the assessment.
If a reader has concerns about a student’s writing or readiness for upper-division writing endeavors, they may assign a further course requirement, most commonly in the form of a 1-credit course designed to support students as they work on writing-intensive courses such as M Courses. Portfolios are read by two members of the assessment team before the course is officially assigned. Results are communicated through my.Wsu.
Completed: The work shows a proficiency in writing suitable for upper-division work at WSU. The University Writing Portfolio requirement will be fulfilled.
In progress: The work shows a need for additional, structured writing assistance in upper-division course work. The student will be required to take additional course work in the form of a one-credit writing collaborative (WRIT 205 or WRIT 302) taken in conjunction with a Writing in the Major [M] course, or a three-credit writing course. The student must complete the additional course assigned in order to satisfy the University Writing Portfolio requirement.
For more information, please check out our FAQ page: UWP Frequently Asked Questions
Please note: Academic integrity is the cornerstone of the university. Any student who attempts to gain an unfair advantage over other students by cheating will have to submit a new University Writing Portfolio and will be reported to the Center for Community Standards. Cheating is further defined in the Academic Integrity Policy for students, WAC 504-26-010 (3). Read more about WAC 504-26-010.