WST Workshops

Peer Connections offers one-hour workshops to help students prepare for and pass the Writing Skills Test (WST). Each workshop focuses on information about the WST and strategies for both the essay and the objective portion.

We are not offering WST workshops during the summer term. They will resume in Fall 2014, times/dates to be announced.

Workshop Titles

Dates

Times & Locations

WST Preparation Workshop

Monday, January 27, 2014

3:00-4:30pm
SSC 603

WST Preparation Workshop

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

11:00-12:30pm
SSC 603

WST Preparation Workshop

Thursday, April 10, 2014

3:00-4:30pm
SSC 603

 

All workshops open for registration on events.sjsu.eduone week before the workshop's date. There is a cap of 30 students per workshop.

All students who sign up for a WST workshop agree to the following policies (with thanks to the SJSU Writing Center):

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
  • Late-comers, registered or not, do not have a guaranteed seat. Workshops start promptly at the scheduled time. If you are late, you risk losing your seat to someone on the waitlist.
  • Do not use cell phones, laptops, or PDAs during the workshop.
  • No food or drink - except bottled water - is permitted in workshops.
  • Children of any age are not permitted at our workshops.
  • Do not bring any additional guests with you. For fire safety reasons, we can only accommodate a certain number of people in each room.

 

WST Coaching Sessions

Peer Connections offers 25-minute WST coaching sessions with a trained Peer Mentor or Peer Tutor. A WST coaching session will review the process and strategies for developing a timed essay.  

Sessions may cover the following topics:

  • Prompt analysis
  • Writer’s block
  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Thesis statements
  • Developing paragraphs
  • Test anxiety 

Students are strongly encouraged to attend a WST workshop or review online WST resources prior to setting up an appointment for WST coaching.     

 

WST Resources

Peer Connections WST Workshop Presentation [PDF] - View this PDF for test information as well as tips for the essay and multiple choice sections.

Visit the SJSU Testing Office webpage for more information about the WST, registration, test dates, and score information.

WST Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Do you have any questions about the WST? We have answers!

WST Scoring Guide [PDF]
WST Essay Scoring Guide [PDF]

Test Practice:
Evergreen College Multiple Choice WST Practice
SJSU Testing Office WST Essay & Multiple Choice Practice [PDF]
Peer Connections WST Essay Test Practice Prompts [PDF]

Grammar Resources:
SJSU Writing Center & Grammar Resources
The OWL at Purdue: Writing & Grammar Resources
University of Oregon TLC Grammar Worksheets