WRIT Assessment

Note for Fall 2021: In response to provincial health and safety guidelines, the WRIT assessment will take place off campus.


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 (FAQs) or our Writing the Assessment Online page.

What is the 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.

Before you begin

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.

Assessment information by semester

Click on your start date below for WRIT information specific to your semester.

September 2021

For students starting in September 2021, the WRIT assessment is available online from Monday, June 14 to Sunday, July 18.

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

WRIT assessment testing for January 2022 will begin in Fall 2021.

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

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

Please check back later for more information.

 

Have questions or need advice?

Please email us at writ@fanshawec.ca, book a one-on-one advising appointment or visit our WRIT Frequently Asked Questions page.