Submission Requirements & Process
Please follow the instructions in this section diligently. Failing to follow submission instructions will lead to delayed processing of your UWP and a delay in the removal of the registration hold in myWSU.
What to submit?
Select two academic essays or papers that you’ve written for college-level courses that you think demonstrate your best writing.
Here are some traits to look for as you deliberate which essays or papers to include:
- In-depth writing: Your writing is developed well enough to capture the important aspects of your writing topic. This includes any detailed description, explanation, or narration.
- Analytical/Critical thinking: Your writing demonstrates your thoughtfulness in drawing connections across different ideas and experiences, explaining the way things are and why they are so, or developing a position or argument on issues or readings and supporting it with property attributed evidence.
- Organization: Your writing demonstrates that you thoughtfully placed and connected your ideas. Your organization of ideas into sentences and paragraphs seems intentional.
- Clarity: You are aware of your audience and write for your reader to understand your thoughts or what the paper is about. You deliberately established and maintained a focus. Your writing clearly expresses your ideas.
You will be guided to reflect on each essay or paper that you’ve selected with the above features in mind. Your responses to the reflection questions are read as additional texts within your University Writing Portfolio.
Additional information to prepare: course info for each paper (i.e. fall 2020 Bio 106) and a summary of the assignment for each paper
Recommended minimum word count for each paper: 500
How to submit:
Click this link once you are ready to submit: UWP Sept 13 – Sept 24 (opens in new window)
Current Submission Deadline: Sept 10th @ 11:59 pm
Link closure dates are set for Fridays at 11:59 pm and new links will open the following Monday morning by 10 am. This gives the Writing Program staff “digital clean up time.” After a link closes, the Writing Program UWP Assessment Team begins their work and results will be posted in myWSU within one month of the link closure.
You will have 72 hours to submit your portfolio once you click on the link. If you don’t submit within 72 hours, your submission will be recorded as incomplete and you will need to wait for the next available link.
For more information, please check out the 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 Office Student Standards and Accountability. Cheating is further defined in the Standards for Student Conduct for students, WAC 504-26-010 (3). Read more about WAC 504-26-010.