Writing Skills Test
The Writing Skills Test consists of an analytic essay that requires you to demonstrate that you can think and write critically. You must pass the WST and satisfy the UWSR with a score of Clear Competence (8) to meet the requirement.
WST can be taken maximum of two times.
Students will have a choice of two topics. Students will have 15 minutes to plan/outline the essay and 75 minutes to write.
Time of the Test: Test Administration takes approximately 2.5 hours. The actual test time is 90 minutes. (Additional time allowed for admitting students, filling in student information, reading directions, distributing and collecting test material).
Students are required to remain in the room for the entire test period and/or until they are dismissed.
Scores will be available on MyCSUEB in approximately 5 weeks. If you have not received scores in approximately 5 weeks, contact testing office before the end of the quarter you took test.
Starting with November 12, 2016, Writing Skills Test - Regular Administration (Paper Version) will be free to the first 2000 students who are eligible to take the test. Once registered, there will be no cancellation and/or reschedule of the test.
Admission ticket or Registration confirmation:
- WST – Regular Administration (paper Version) - An admission ticket with date, time and location will be emailed to your Horizon account approximately one week prior to the test date. If you have not received your admission ticket by the Wednesday preceding the test, look for your online Registration Confirmation for details and/or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the Wednesday before your test date.
- WST – Limited Administration (Computer Version) – There will be no admission ticket for this test. (Note: The computer version of the WST already has the date, time and location). Please print 'Registration Confirmation' page for your reference and records. For questions, please contact us at email@example.com at least two days before your test date.
Distance Students: Contact Testing Office via e-mail for options to take 'Out of Area' testing.