September 2021 start date

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 the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.

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Need advice?

Please consider setting up a face-to-face meeting by clicking here: WRIT Advising

WRIT Assessment information

For information about the WRIT assessment, click on your start date.



WRIT Contacts

Writing Online

WRIT Frequently Asked Questions