The College Writing Exam
Frequently Asked Questions
The College Writing Exam (CWE) is an important graduation requirement for all PCCC students. Students will be asked to write an essay based on one of two questions provided.
The exam is administered by computer. The essay will be typed and the computer will allow you to use spell check, but not grammar check or the Internet. The exam usually lasts 3 hours.
- E-mailed to students at their PCCC e-mail address
- Posted on their degree audits
- Mailed to students
If you take the exam:
- by the 15th of the month, you will receive your results by the 30th of the same month.
- later than the 15th of the month, you will receive results by the 15th of the following month.
When should a student take the College Writing Exam?
Students are eligible to take the exam after completing EN 101 and one Writing-Intensive course required for their degree. Students who do not meet these requirements may still be admitted to the exam with approval of the department chair.
Meeting with a Tutor
Students who want help preparing for the College Writing Exam (CWE) can make an appointment by emailing the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
we recommend making an appointment to make the best use of your time,
walk-in sessions are available if a tutor is free.
Any student who wants to review their failed exam with a tutor must make an appointment as the Writing Center will need at least 24 hours to obtain a copy of your exam.
Writing Center Hours
The Final Day of the Spring Semester for the Writing Center will be Tuesday May 9th!
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|5:30 PM||8:00 PM||7:00 PM||7:00 PM||4:00 PM||3:00PM|
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|10:30 AM-||9:00 AM-|
|2:30 PM||1:00 PM|
|10:00 AM-||11:00 AM|
All Writing Center hours are subject to change. For exact availability, or to make an appointment, please visit: http://tutortrac.pccc.edu/.