Graduate Resources

General Overview

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) serves UVU students, faculty, staff, and the Orem community working on graduate school applications (entrance essays and GRE prep), graduate writing assignments, dissertations, theses, and professional documents. Graduate Writing tutors offer one-on-one sessions as well as workshops.


As with our other tutoring services, the Graduate Writing Center is a free service that can help writers at all stages of the writing process. While we will gladly address questions of grammar and style during tutorials, we are not able to accommodate editing requests.

GRE Writing Preparation

The Writing Center provides free GRE Writing preparation workshops multiple times a semester. Workshops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and fill up quickly. See our schedule below. 


Additionally, students may schedule one-on-one appointments to review prep materials. To request a GRE tutor, book a session on the "Graduate Writing Center" schedule located at 


Workshop Events

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Prep Workshop 

In collaboration with the UVU Math Lab, the Writing Center offers free Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prep workshops.  A general description is provided below. To reserve a spot, or access additional details, please see the individual Eventbrite registration pages:

Writing Prep

Analytical Writing Prep Workshop 

The GRE Analytical Writing workshop presents the facts about the Issue and Argument essay sections of the GRE and then largely focuses on developing pre-writing strategies for any prompt a test-taker may encounter. The workshop is heavily practice-based, using prompts from the actual GRE to demonstrate to the attendees what their essays should look like and to give them experience working with these prompts. All of the suggestions provided are based on an in-depth analysis of the GRE scoring guide and example essays.


Verbal Section Prep Workshop

The GRE Verbal workshop introduces the different kinds of questions that are asked in this portion of the GRE. The workshop focuses on presenting several strategies, both for preparing in advance for the GRE verbal portion and also for use during the GRE to increase your score. The workshop leader will present at least one example for each type of verbal question and encourage in-depth discussion on how to work out each example. The workshop also includes a packet with a vocabulary list and extra practice questions and answers.



 Analytical Writing Practice Session

The Practice Session for the Analytical Writing portion of the GRE builds on the information presented in the GRE Analytical Writing Workshop. Attendees will work with the GRE scoring guides so that they become more familiarized with the criteria used to score their essays. They will then have the opportunity to develop examples in response to real GRE prompts. Finally, attendees will practice writing a portion of an actual GRE essay. The Practice Session involves a great deal of discussion, so attendees can share their ideas and questions and receive feedback from their peers and the workshop presenter.




Verbal Section Practice Session

The Practice Session for the Verbal portion of the GRE builds on the information presented in the GRE Verbal Workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to use visual exercises to learn several new GRE vocabulary words. They will also practice reading and reformulating short passages in preparation for GRE passage comprehension questions. Finally, attendees will develop their ability to use context to evaluate the meaning of a given word. This practice session is designed to directly increase the skills that will be tested in the verbal portion of the GRE. 




Math Prep

UVU's Math Lab presents a 6-week series of free workshops designed to prepare students for the math portion of the general exam. Students may register up to 1 hour prior to the start of the workshop. Seating is limited. See the schedule below for upcoming workshops:

  • Week 1: Arithmetic 
  • Week 2: Algebra
  • Week 3: Geometry
  • Week 4: Data Analysis
  • Week 5: Probability
  • Week 6: Word Problems & Test Taking Strategies


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