Many people have anxiety about the Writing Proficiency Exam, and there are just as many reasons for that as there are writers. However, the best way to approach the Exam is to inform yourself about what to expect, to seek out some feedback or assistance, and to have a plan of action.
There are several ways you can receive assistance:
Be proactive! The Writing Proficiency Exam is not just an assessment tool for professors and administrators to use for their purposes. It is a learning tool for you—an activity that tells you something about yourself as a student and writer which you can use to improve your abilities as a communicator, writer, and thinker. So, make sure you use it to the greatest effect for you.
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