Sample Exam with Commentary
There is not one, single way to write a passing Writing Proficiency Exam because there are many ways that exam writers can structure their responses so that they meet the grading criteria.
However, it can be useful to see an exam which—though not perfect—can be considered “Passing” according to the WPP Grading Criteria.
The sample exam we have posted to ilocker is far from perfect, but it was considered “Passing” or “Proficient” by the Writing Proficiency Program readers.
Look at the comments which are attached to see further useful information about the positive and less-than-positive features of this sample exam.
To get to the PDF, follow the instructions below:
- Follow the link below, and enter using your BSU ID and password.
- Open the file called “Sample Essay and Student Mark Up.”
- Once there, open the file “Sample Student Essay.”
- A dialog box will open because the file is protected; use the password “writingcomp” to open the PDF file.
Remember to click on the little yellow notes to see commentary about the student’s work.
The link to ilocker is the following:
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