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The RooWriter is an online assessment for UMKC undergraduate students. The RooWriter is designed to give writers direct feedback on their critical reading and academic writing.


As a UMKC undergraduate student, you can take the RooWriter online at any time and place you have access to the internet, over a 72 hour period.


To satisfy the UMKC undergraduate graduation requirement, you must take the RooWriter at least once after passing Discourse II (English 225 for students under the old general education requirements). Also, if your major is in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), you are required to take the RooWriter in order to be eligible to enroll in A&S WI (Writing Intensive) classes. You may take the RooWriter as a personal diagnostic as many times as you like during your UMKC undergraduate career.


For more information, please visit the RooWriter website or contact the Coordinator of Writing Assessment at

RooWriter-Related Services

OnOnsite consultations

All of the consultants at the Writing Studio are trained to help students with the RooWriter. Consultants are happy to help writers at all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to reviewing a complete draft for revision.


To help students understand what Evaluators are looking for in a RooWriter essay, the Writing Studio provides several workshops during which consultants explain what is required of students. For a list of RooWriter workshops, please visit our Workshops page.

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