Assessments for Success

Assessments for Success

Communications Skills Assessment

The Communications Assessment is comprised of a writing prompt, which is to be done online through your Mohawk College MyCanvas account.

A) Writing Assessment

This test measures your ability to write effectively, which is critical to academic success.

Your writing sample will be assessed by a professor on the basis of how effectively it communicates a whole message to the readers for the stated purpose. Your essay will be given a holistic score that represents how clearly and effectively you expressed your position. The following six characteristics of writing will be considered:

  • Purpose and Focus: The extent to which you present information in a unified and coherent manner, clearly addressing the issue.
  • Organization and Structure: The extent to which you order and connect ideas.
  • Development and Support: The extent to which you develop and support ideas.
  • Sentence Variety and Style: The extent to which you craft sentences and paragraphs demonstrating control of vocabulary, voice and structure.
  • Mechanical Conventions: The extent to which you express ideas using Standard Written English.
  • Critical Thinking: The extent to which you communicate a point of view and demonstrate reasoned relationships among ideas.

Preparing for College Success

Congratulations on your offer of admission and welcome to Mohawk College!

The next step to starting your program this September is to complete your online Assessments for Success. The assessment is required for first semester Mohawk students to assess your communication skill level, and ensure students have the resources needed to start their program successfully.
To complete your online Assessments for Success, you will require the following:

  • Access to a computer or laptop (no cell phones, tablets, iPads or Chromebooks)
  • Stable internet or WIFI
  • Quiet space with no disruptions
  • Webcam and microphone

Book your Assessments for Success online through MyMohawk account, by following the steps below:

  1. Login to MyMohawk

  2. Click on the “Registration” tab.

  3. Click on “Book My Assessment for Success”.

  4. Book your assessment date and time.

  5. Prepare for your assessment by reviewing the Assessment Procedures and by using our online resources


Please click here for Assessments for Success Frequently Asked Questions