Try Scoring Your Own Writing
Once you have a sense of the how the essays are scored, you should be able to try to score your own practice writing. Please do not ask a writing lab tutor, adviser, or instructor to help you score your essays.
If, after taking the steps listed in this workshop, you want more help with your writing or more information about the essays, you have several resources. Check the Foster School website for any scheduled WSA workshops, ask if a tutor in a departmental writing lab, ask an instructor who is familiar with your writing, read the appropriate sections in a composition textbook, or search the net. For example, Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab offers advice on writing essay exams at:
The University of Washington Foster School of Business gratefully acknowledges precedents set by Educational Testing Services, Princeton, N.J., in scoring standards for tests of writing ability.