Washington State University Tri-Cities

Junior Writing Portfolio

The Junior Writing Portfolio at WSU Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities campus program administrator:
Janice Smearman
CIC Library 201AE

All undergraduates intending to earn their degree from WSU must complete the Junior Writing Portfolio once they complete 60 semester credits. This applies to all undergraduate students, including transfer, Honors, and branch campus students. Students who started college at an accredited institute prior to the fall of 1991 or students seeking a second bachelor's degree are exempt from this requirement.

Visit the Writing Portfolio website at writingportfolio.wsu.edu for official submission guidelines.

The writing portfolio consists of a Packet and a Timed Essay portion. You turn in the packet to Janice Smearman in CIC Library 201AE from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The Packet

The Packet consists of three samples of your writing that you have completed for three different college-level courses.

To complete the Packet, follow these steps:

  • Purchase a Writing Portfolio envelope at the campus bookstore (approx. $1) or download the required forms below to submit with your own 10" x 13" envelope:

The Timed Essay

The Timed Writing consists of two impromptu essays written during a single, supervised two-hour session. One essay will be argumentative and the other will be a self-evaluation.

To complete the Timed Writing, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Sign-up for a Timed Writing session.
  • Step 2: Attend your scheduled session and complete the exam.
    Bring a photo ID and two pens (no pencils) to the session. We will provide a Blue Book.

Exam dates for Fall 2014 are currently closed.