WP002 is a two-part essay examination offered every semester during finals week. Students
with documented learning disabilities who require special testing accommodations should
contact Testing Services as early in the semester as possible.
The purpose of WP002 is three-fold:
WP002 takes approximately two hours. The first part of the examination is a 45-minute
expository essay on a general knowledge topic. The second part of the examination
is a 60-minute argumentative essay on a topic related to the part one topic. In part
two, the student is provided with source material and asked to incorporate those sources
into the essay. Sample topics and responses are available here. If a student misses the final exam, it is his or her responsibility to contact the
instructor immediately to arrange a make-up exam time.
The WP002 exams will be scored by the instructor within a few days after students take the exam. The exams will also be scored by trained faculty from across the campus in the month after the semester ends. Each part of the exam is scored holistically on a scale of 0-6; thus, the examination score ranges from 0-12. After the Center for Writing Excellence is finished scoring the exams, an email will be sent with the score and an explanation of what the score means.