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The Pioneer

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Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

July 13, 2016

Students enrolled in any of the California State University campuses must first pass a Writing Skills Test (WST) before they graduate. This test, though mandated, is flawed and an unnecessary requirement. At the very least it should be reviewed and revised to ensure that this test is relevant. For the last 39 year...

WST changes graduation dates

WST changes graduation dates

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

January 27, 2016

Many students hear the letters WST but don’t know exactly what that means and students who know what those letters mean don’t have very positive things to say about the writing skills test they must take to graduate. Since 1977, the California State University Chancellor’s office has required all student...

Education only teaches to memorize

Education only teaches to memorize

Bryan Cordova,
Managing Editor

February 26, 2015

I find it astounding how many of my friends say they struggle with math and think it’s a useless subject because of how impractical the material is. I’ve always been fond of the subject, because in my mind it’s problem solving that involves critical thinking, very little memorization and has been...

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