Samantha Higgins

April 22, 2015

We’re all required to take the WPE to graduate. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the Writing Proficiency Examination. If you ask me, it’s more like a Waste of Precious Energy. We all have to take English classes as part of our core requirements, so why are we then required to take ...

Time to Take the WPE

Samantha Mathewson

February 14, 2013

It’s WPE time for some undergraduate juniors who have already earned 57 credits or more, and seniors who need to take it before they graduate this spring. The WPE is a writing proficiency exam; just like in high school where you took the SAT which tested your math, English and writing skills, the...

The Dreaded WPE

Kim Harman

February 9, 2010

Ask any upperclassman on campus about the WPE, and you will receive a slew of tips and techniques on how to pass. Personally I have heard, “Write in small, simple sentences. That way it won’t show if you don’t know how to use punctuation properly,” and “Make sure you don’t write tiny, worthless...

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