Free WPA Presentations
Free WPA presentations typically are available before each administration: a lecture hall presentation and a small-group workshop that features a practice exam, which is offered through the Writing Center.
Lecture Hall Presentation
This WPA lecture provides a general overview of the exam through a PowerPoint presentation. All students planning to take the WPA are encouraged to attend this presentation and pre-registration is not required. The schedule for future WPA presentations is available below. In addition, the PowerPoint and article featured in the lecture are available for download:
View the latest WPA presentation schedule
Please review before the WPA presentation:
Writing Center WPA workshops
Tuesdays, 4-7pm on Sept. 5, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, or Oct.24
Location: Writing Center, LLA1103 (Sept. 5), TBD (Sept. 26), LL430 (Oct. 10 and 24)
This 3-hour workshop includes a brief overview of the WPA prompt followed by a practice exam. The workshop is limited in enrollment and requires registration through the Writing Center. Please bring a Blue Book to the workshop for the practice exam and prepare by reading the following before the workshop.
Mondays, 1-1:50 pm on Sept. 25, Oct. 9, or Oct. 23
Location: Writing Center, LLA1103
The 1-hour workshop will include a brief overview of the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) prompt. Participants will read a short article and apply this overview.
Prepare for this workshop by reading the following:
For more information view the workshops flyer (.pdf) or visit their website: http://writingcenter.sdsu.edu/workshops.html
To register for these workshops, go to the following link: https://sdsu.mywconline.com/
If you haven’t done so already, you will need to register on WCONLINE. If you are registered, go to the drop-down menu at the top of the page and click on Workshops for the current term.
Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT or PPTX) require Microsoft Viewer, download powerpoint and documents in pdf format require you to download Adobe Reader.