Office of Undergraduate Education

Writing Program

Junior Writing Portfolio

Proof of Readiness to Write in the Major


Successful completion of the Junior Writing Portfolio during the junior year is a requirement for graduation at Washington State University.


The Junior Writing Portfolio is a mid-career diagnostic to determine if students' writing abilities have advanced in ways that can handle the writing demands of upper-division courses and courses in their major. Specific submission guidelines and forms are online and available for download as pdfs. They include step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Writing Portfolio.

The Writing Portfolio identifies students who demonstrate a need for structured writing support with upper-division writing requirements, as well as recognizes the standard of writing expected of all WSU graduates.

Because writing skills can make the difference between success and failure in the professional world, WSU aims to prepare graduates for success.

The most recent report on the Writing Portfolio (April 2012)indicates that a strong majority of students at WSU:

  • are ready to write proficiently in their majors
  • are submitting writing samples from a broader range of fields
  • are completing their Writing Portfolios on time in their academic careers


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