Assessments for Success

Assessments for Success

Communications Skills Assessment

The Communications Assessment is comprised of two parts Writing and Reading Comprehension, which all are 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. It will be assessed based on your ability to express, organize, and support your opinions and ideas, not the position you take on the essay topic. The following four characteristics of writing will be considered:

Content - Provide an original thought provoking response to the prompt.          

Organization- The clarity with which you structure your response and present a logical sequence of ideas

Style- The use of appropriate vocabulary, formality and tone to enhance the readers appreciation of the passage.    

Mechanics- The effectiveness of your sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and the extent to which your writing is free  


B) Reading Comprehension Assessment

There are 10 questions of one primary type on the Reading Comprehension Assessment.

This type consists of a reading passage followed by questions based on the text. The reading passage can also be classified according to the kind of information processing required including explicit statements related to the main idea, explicit statements related to a secondary idea, application, and inference.

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