How to Prepare for the WST

Recommended Resources

We recommend the following resources to help you prepare for the WST:


Sample Essays 

The following essays are examples of the various scoring levels. You may download them to study how the essays are structured to respond to the prompt.

Remember that each essay is scored by two different readers, so an essay with a total score of 7 means that one reader scored it with a 3, while another reader scored it as a 4. All of the essay samples provided below received the same score from both readers, so the 4 essay has a total score of 8, since both readers gave it a score of 4.

The essays are all responses to WST Sample Prompt 2 (see above): 

For more information on scores, visit: WST Score Information
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