What is WRIT?

WRIT is a foundational literacy course that deals with critical reasoning and effective writing. Because it is a foundational course, it typically appears on student timetables in the first semester. Most programs at Fanshawe College have a WRIT course as a program requirement. For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

WRIT Assessment

As WRIT is a program requirement, Fanshawe enrolls students by default into WRIT. The WRIT assessment presents an opportunity for students to place out of this required course. In order to place out of the WRIT course, students must demonstrate the competencies taught in the course; students must meet or exceed the expectations of this post-secondary curriculum.

 

The WRIT assessment is not a requirement; it is an opportunity. If you do not write the WRIT assessment during the testing window, you will be required to complete the course. If you choose not to write the WRIT assessment, there is no impact on your program standing or your tuition fees.

Writing the WRIT Assessment

Once you begin your test, it is important to note that:

  • You only have ONE attempt
  • You only have 50 minutes to complete the assessment

We recommend that you choose a time and place to write the assessment carefully and that you write the assessment as early as possible.

 

Writing the Assessment Online

Assessment information by semester 

Select your start date below for WRIT information specific to your semester:

September 2022
For students starting in September 2022, the WRIT assessment is available online from Monday, June 20th through Monday, August 1st

You are free to write the assessment whenever it is convenient for you within this "testing window" of opportunity. We recommend you write the assessment as early as possible.

January 2022
For students starting in January 2022, the WRIT assessment is available online from Monday, October 25 to Sunday, November 14.

Please check back later for more information.

March 2022
WRIT assessment testing for March 2022 will begin in Winter 2021.

Please check back later for more information.

May 2022
For students starting in May 2022, the WRIT assessment is available online from Saturday, March 12 to Sunday, March 27.

Please check back later for more information.

 

WRIT Programs 

Below is a list of programs that require WRIT, separated by start date:
 

September 2022

London Campuses

Applied Science and Technology
  • ELN2 - Electrical Engineering Technician
  • ELY6 - Electrical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
  • CEY2 - Civil Engineering Technology (Level 2)
  • EMN2 - Electromechanical Engineering Tech (Co-op)
  • ENT1 - Environmental Technology
  • CLT1 - Chemical Laboratory Technology - Science Laboratory
  • MEN1 - Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op)
  • MEY1 - Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Co-op)
  • WFT1 - Welding and Fabrication Technician
Business
  • BUS1 - Business
  • BUS2 - Business (Co-op)
  • BFS2 - Business Fundamentals
  • BAA2 - Business Administration - Accounting
  • BAH1 - Business Administration - Human Resources
  • BAL1 - Business Administration - Leadership and Management
  • BAM2 - Business Administration - Marketing
  • BFN4 - Business - Finance
  • BFN5 - Business - Finance (Co-op)
  • BAC2 - Business - Accounting
  • BAC4 - Business - Accounting (Co-op)
  • BLS3 - Business - Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • BLS4 - Business - Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Co-op)
  • BMK1 - Business - Marketing
  • BMK2 - Business - Marketing (Co-op)
  • BHR1 - Business - Human Resources
  • BIN3 - Business - Insurance
  • BIN5 - Business - Insurance (Co-op)
  • CSI1 - Customer Service Fundamentals - Insurance
Business - Fully Online
  • BUS - Business
  • BFN - Business - Finance
  • BAC - Business Accounting
  • BMK - Business - Marketing
  • BHR - Business - Human Resources
Building Technology
  • ATY1 - Architectural Technology
  • BRY1 - Building Renovation Technology (Level 2)
  • CMY3 - Construction Engineering Technology - Management
  • CRQ1 - Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (Level 2)
  • CRT1 - Carpentry and Renovation Technician (Level 2)
  • CEY2 - Civil Engineering Technology (Level 2)
Contemporary Media
  • ATS1 - Acting for Screen and Stage
  • BRJ1 - Journalism - Broadcast
  • BRR4 - Broadcasting - Radio and Media Production
  • BRT3 - Broadcasting - Television and Film Production
  • MIA2 - Music Industry Arts
  • PHT1 - Photography
  • PMD1 - Pre-Media
Design
  • DFN1 - Design Foundations
  • DFS4 - Fashion Design
  • FMC3 - Fashion Marketing and Management
  • GRD1 - Graphic Design
  • ITD1 - Interior Decorating
  • HTN1 - Horticulture Technician
  • DLS4 - Landscape Design
  • FAF1 - Fine Art Foundation
  • FAS1 - Fine Art
  • URP2 - GIS and Urban Planning
Digital and Performing Arts
  • ANI1 - Animation
  • IDP3 - Interactive Media Design and Production
  • VGD2 - Video Game Design & Development
  • VIS1 - Interactive Media Development - 3D Visualization
Health Sciences
  • PHS2 - Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
  • MRT1 - Medical Radiation Technology
  • RST4 - Respiratory Therapy
  • PTN1 - Pharmacy Technician
  • RPA1 - Community Pharmacy Assistant
  • DAS3 - Dental Assisting (Level I and II)
  • DHY3 - Dental Hygiene
  • FHP1 - Fitness and Health Promotion
  • MSG2 - Massage Therapy (Accelerated)
  • DLA1 - Doula Studies
  • OPA1 - Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
  • PNG5 - Practical Nursing
Community Studies
  • HSF1 - Human Services Foundation
  • CYW4 - Child & Youth Care
  • DSW1 - Developmental Services Worker
  • ECE1 - Early Childhood Education
  • SSW1 - Social Service Worker
  • RLD2 - Recreation and Leisure Services
Information Technology
  • CPA3- Computer Programming and Analysis
  • CTN2 - Computer Systems Technician
  • CTY2 - Computer Systems Technology
  • CYB1 - Cyber Security
  • IWD2 - Web Development and Internet Applications
  • OAE3 - Office Administration - Executive
  • OAG1 - Office Administration - General
  • OAM4 - Office Administration - Health Services
  • OAG1 - Office Administration - General (Online Program)
  • OAE3 - Office Administration - Executive (Online Program)
Language and Liberal Studies
  • GAP1 - General Arts & Science - One Year
  • GAP1 - General Arts & Science - One Year (Online)
  • GAP6 - General Arts & Science - One Year (Co-op)
  • GAP6 - General Arts & Science - One Year (Co-op)(Online)
  • GAS1 - General Arts & Science - Two Year
  • GAS1 - General Arts & Science - Two Year (Online)
  • GAS6 - General Arts & Science - Two Year (Co-op)
  • GAS6 - General Arts & Science - Two Year (Co-op)(Online)
Norton Wolf School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology
  • CFA1 - Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership
  • FLS1 - Flight Services
Public Safety
  • PSF1 - Public Safety Fundamentals
  • LCK1 - Law Clerk
  • LCK2 - Law Clerk (Co-op)
  • PSI1 - Protection, Security, and Investigation
  • PFT1 - Police Foundations
  • FSE1 - Fire Inspection & Fire Safety Education
Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • TTC6 - Tourism - Travel
  • CHF2 - Culinary Skills
  • CLM4 - Culinary Management
  • BPM2 - Baking & Pastry Arts Management
  • PBT1 - Professional Butchery Techniques
  • PBT2 - Professional Butchery Techniques (Accelerated)
  • HMT8 - Hospitality - Hotel & Resort Services Management (Co-op)
  • FBM8 - Hospitality - Food and Beverage (Co-op)
  • FNM2 - Nutrition and Food Service Management
  • GRM2 - Golf and Club Management (Co-op)
  • SEP2 - Event Planning
Transportation Technology
  • PRT1 - Pre-Technology
  • MTA7 - Motive Power Technician (Automotive)
  • MTA9 - Motive Power Technician (Co-op)
  • MTD7 - Motive Power Technician (Diesel)
  • MTD9 - Motive Power Technician (Diesel) (Co-op)

Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus

  • BEM2W - Business - Entrepreneurship and Management
  • CYW2W - Child & Youth Care
  • ECE1W - Early Childhood Education
  • EDS1W - Educational Support
  • HAS1W - Hair Stylist
  • PHS2W - Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
  • PNG5W - Practical Nursing
  • PFT2W - Police Foundations (Accelerated)
  • MHT2W - Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  • MHT3W - Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Co-op)

Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus

  • AEL1J - Adventure Expeditions and Interpretive Leadership
  • SSW1J - Social Service Worker

St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

  • ECE1S - Early Childhood Education
  • CYW2S - Child and Youth Care
  • PHS2S - Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
  • GAP6S - General Arts and Science  - One Year (Co-op)

Huron/Bruce Regional Sites

  • ECE1C - Early Childhood Education (Clinton Site)
  • CRQ1C - Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (Clinton Off-Site Evenings)
  • CRQ1C - Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (Kincardine Site) (Level 2)
May 2022

London Campus

Business
  • BUS1 - Business
  • BUS2 - Business (Co-op)
  • BFS2 - Business Fundamentals
  • BAC2 - Business - Accounting
  • BAC4 - Business - Accounting (Co-op)
  • BMK1 - Business - Marketing
  • BMK2 - Business - Marketing (Co-op)
  • BLS3 - Supply Chain and Operations
  • BLS4 - Supply Chain and Operations (Co-op)
Language and Liberal Studies
  • GAP1 - General Arts & Science - One Year
Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • CHF2 - Culinary Skills
  • BPM2 - Baking and Pastry Management
  • CLM4 - Culinary Management
  • PBT1 - Professional Butchery Techniques
  • PBT2 - Professional Butchery Techniques (Accelerated)
  • FBM8 - Food and Beverage Management (Co-op)
Community Studies
  • ECE1 - Early Childhood Education
  • SSW1 - Social Service Worker
Applied Science and Technology
  • EMN2 - Electromechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
  • WFT1- Welding and Fabrication Technician (Co-op)
Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship
  • MTA7 - Motive Power Technician (Automotive)
  • MTD7 - Motive Power Technician (Diesel)
Information Technology
  • CTN2 - Computer Systems Technician
Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology
  • CEY2 - Civil Engineering Technology

Simcoe Campus

Community Studies
  • SSW1J - Social Service Worker
March 2022

Business

  • BUS1 - Business
  • BUS2 - Business (Co-op)
  • BAC2 - Business - Accounting
  • BAC4 - Business - Accounting (Co-op)
  • BMK1 - Business - Marketing
  • BMK2 - Business - Marketing (Co-op)
  • BLS3 - Business - Supply Chain and Operations
  • BLS4 - Business - Supply Chain and Operations (Co-op)
January 2023

London Campuses

Applied Science and Technology 
  • MEN1 – Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • WFT1 – Welding and Fabrication Technician
Business
  • BUS1 - Business
  • BUS2 - Business (Co-op)
  • BFS2 - Business Fundamentals
  • BFN4 - Business - Finance
  • BFN5 - Business - Finance (Co-op)
  • BAC2 - Business - Accounting
  • BAC4 - Business - Accounting (Co-op)
  • BLS3 - Business - Supply Chain Management
  • BLS4 - Business - Supply Chain Management (Co-op)
  • BMK1 - Business - Marketing
  • BMK2 - Business - Marketing (Co-op)
  • BHR1 - Business - Human Resources
  • BIN3 - Business - Insurance
  • BIN5 - Business - Insurance (Co-op)
Building Technology
  • ATY1 - Architectural Technology
  • CEY2 – Civil Engineering Technology
  • CRQ1 - Carpentry and Renovation Techniques
  • CRT1 - Carpentry Renovation Technician
  • BRY1 - Building Renovation Technology
Community Studies
  • CYW4 - Child & Youth Care
  • DSW1 - Developmental Services Worker
  • ECE1 - Early Childhood Education
Contemporary Media
  • PMD1 - Pre-Media
  • PHT1 - Photography
  • IDP3 - Interactive Media Design and Production
Design
  • GRD1 - Graphic Design
  • DFS4 - Fashion Design
Digital and Performing Arts
  • VDG2 – Game Design
  • VIS1 – Interactive Media Development – 3D Visualization
Health Sciences
  • PHS2 – Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
Information Technology
  • CPA3 - Computer Programming and Analysis
  • CTN2 - Computer Systems Technician
  • CYB1 - Cyber Security
  • OAE3 - Office Administration - Executive
  • OAG1 - Office Administration - General
  • OAM4 - Office Administration - Health Services
  • IWD2 - We Development and Internet Applications
Language and Liberal Studies
  • GAP1 - General Arts & Science
Norton Wolf School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology
  • CFA1 - Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership
Public Safety
  • LCK1 - Law Clerk
  • LCK2 - Law Clerk (Co-op)
  • PFT1 - Police Foundations
  • PSF1 – Public Safety Fundamentals
Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • CHF2 - Culinary Skills
  • CLM4 - Culinary Management
  • BPM2 - Baking and Pastry Arts Management
  • HMT8 - Hospitality - Hotel & Resort Services Management (Co-op)
  • FBM8 - Food and Beverage Management (Co-op)
  • PBT1—Professional Butchery Techniques
  • SEP2 - Special Events Planning
  • TTC6 - Tourism - Travel
Transportation Technology
  • PRT1 - Pre-technology
  • MTA7 - Motive Power Technician (Automotive)
  • MTD7 - Motive Power Technician (Diesel)

Woodstock Campus

  • HAS1W - Hair Stylist
  • OAE3 - Office Administration - Executive
  • PNG5 - Practical Nursing
  • PHS2 - Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

St. Thomas Campus

  • PHS2 - Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diploma and Degrees
  • CYW4 - Child and Youth Care
  • ECE1 - Early Childhood Education

Simcoe Campus

  • SSW1 - Social Service Worker
  • OAE3 - Office Administration - Executive

Clinton, Goderich, Kincardine sites

  • BFS2 - Business Fundamentals
  • CLM4 - Culinary Management
  • ECE1 - Early Childhood Education

 

Contact Us

For all WRIT email inquiries, please email writ@fanshawec.ca. Please note that our team is working remotely at this time.