Spring Writing Proficiency Exam

The Writing Proficiency Exam -- a Hofstra graduation requirement -- spring 2019 dates are listed below.  These dates are open to all students who already have credit for WSC 001 and WSC 002, but do not have credit for the Writing Proficiency Exam (transfer credit, AP credit, or students who have previously failed the exam).  Register for these dates through the Hofstra portal just as you would any other class.  

Please note:  Students who are presently enrolled in WSC002 will take the exam at the end of the semester in class. 


Exam Dates and Times:

Friday, February 22: 10am - 12pm - CV Starr 210  (Registration opens February 8)
Thursday, March 7: 5pm - 7pm - CV Starr 310 (Registration opens February 25)
Friday, March 15: 10am - 12pm - CV Starr 210 (Registration opens March 8)
Friday, March 29: 10am - 12pm - CV Starr 210 (Registration opens March 8)
Thursday, April 11: 6pm - 8pm - CV Star 310 Registration opens April 1)
Friday, April 26: 10am - 12pm - CV Starr 210 (Registration opens April 12)

FYI:  The exam is administered via Blackboard and Turnitin.  At the exam, the students are asked to compose one clear, concise essay based on the two essays we provide which are based on a common topic.    The exam lasts two hours, but extra time is available if the student registers with SAS at least one week in advance.

The students can visit our website for details on this exam:  http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/writing/wrtctr/wrtctr-proficiency-exam.html.

If students would like additional help with their writing before the exam, please schedule an appointment with the Writing Center at  www.hofstra.edu/writingcenter.   We also offer two one-credit writing workshops (WSC 1T and WSC 2A) where students can learn strategies for crafting effective sentences and paragraphs. 

Friday, April 26, 2019



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Hempstead, NY 11549


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