Looking for Tutoring?
Students can receive writing skills support by scheduling a writing tutoring appointment at Peer Connections or the Writing Center. The Writing Center also offers workshops that assist students with strengthening overall writing skills.
Important Update from The Testing Office:
Effective January 2015, under the recommendation of the Writing Requirements Committee and in order to help students advance towards graduation by speeding up the delivery of scores to SJSU students, San José State University will no longer use the multiple choice section for the Writing Skills Test. The WST will consist of an essay exam only.
Visit the SJSU Testing Office webpage for the most current information about the WST, registration, test dates, and score information.
Visit the SJSU Testing Office webpage for more information about the WST, registration, test dates, and score information.
WST Information Slides Summer 2015 [PDF]: View this PDF for general test information as well as tips for the essay section.
For information on the current essay scoring guide, review the Testing Office website for WST Scores Information.
Peer Connections WST Essay Test Practice Prompts [PDF]