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 https://uvu.mywconline.com 

 

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 (updated schedule)

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.

 

Tuesday, February 25th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Friday, February 28th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Saturday, February 29th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in FL 206

Friday, March 27th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in FL 502

 

Verbal Section Prep Workshop (updated schedule)

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.

  

Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Friday, February 14th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Saturday, February 29th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 206

Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Friday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Wednesday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in FL 502

Saturday, March 28th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in FL 213

Friday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Thursday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

 

  

 Analytical Writing Practice Session (updated schedule)

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.

 

Saturday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 207

Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Friday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 207

Saturday, March 14th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in FL 207

Tuesday, March 17th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in FL 502

Friday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Thursday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Saturday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

 

 

Verbal Section Practice Session (updated schedule)

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. 

 

Saturday, February 15th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in FL 207

Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Friday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 207

Monday, March 16th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in FL 213

Wednesday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 502

Tuesday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

Wednesday, April 1st at 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in FL 207

Saturday, April 11th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in FL 213

Friday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in FL 213

Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in FL 213

 

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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