Yippee for the GWPE

If you still have no idea what this is, then you are in the right place

The GWPE has been around since the late 1970s at HSU and all other CSU’s to demonstrate writing proficiency at a higher level. GWPE was put in place as a solution to the lack of adequate writing skills.

Each campus has to come up with its own requirements to fulfill the GWPE standards. Currently, HSU is using an honor system for students that are taking the GWPE since it is online only. You have one week to complete the 100 minute exam with two mystery questions, one personal and one analytical.

To become eligible for the GWPE, you need to have completed at least 60 units and the General Education Area A requirements. It is strongly advised that you take the GWPE during your junior year. If the GWPE is not completed by your graduating semester, you cannot receive your degree until the end of the next semester that you pass the GWPE.

Online you can find sample essays and preparation workshops to help strategize and practice for the GWPE. GWPE coordinators stress to not worry about how much you write, to just focus on how well you can articulate your thoughts on the questions, and to try not to stray too far from the questions.

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on reddit

More Stories

John Craigie merges folk with humor at the Van Duzer Theatre

by Brad Butterfield John Craigie blended comedic anecdotes with folk music, creating a one-of-a-kind show on March 1 at the Van Duzer Theatre. Describing himself as ‘the love child of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge,’

Women’s volleyball club is being formed at Cal Poly Humboldt

by Jake Knoeller and Dezmond Remington For the first time, a women’s club volleyball team is being formed at Cal Poly Humboldt. The idea was brought up when a large number of women were consistently attending the men’s practices, including

Authors’ Celebration brings writers together

by Dezmond Remington Writers are famously loners, depicted in media as squirreled away in some dark cabin deep in the woods or confined to a cockroach-infested apartment. At the bare minimum, they’re often regarded as imprisoned in their own minds,

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply