Writing Center History

The UVU Writing Center began as a humble tutoring service for UVSC, working as an umbrella resource in the Learning & Resource Center that tutored students in both arithmetic and language arts. However, in 1993, the Writing Center split off from the Math Lab and became devoted entirely to the study of writing composition. Grounded in the teaching philosophies of Muriel Harris and Stephen North, the Writing Center uses a peer-tutoring model designed to "make better writers, not [just better writing]" (North, 1984, p. 441). Equipped with online resources, a graduate writing consultant, and both in and off campus locations, the UVU Writing Center now provides a rich array of writing and composition services, including free community workshops, classroom fellowships, and diverse tutoring capable of assisting many disciplines of writing.


North, S. M. (1984). The idea of a writing center. College English, 46, pp. 433-446. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/377047