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UDWPE Prep Sessions and Workshops

The Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam measures a skill that takes time to develop. There is no quick and easy way to prepare for it. The best preparation is to have done a considerable amount of reading and writing, and to have taken writing seriously throughout your high school and college career.  Find out more about the UDWPE here.

For students preparing to take the exam, the LRC provides several tutorial services and writing workshops.

Next UDWPE:  January 10th. 

We Have Four Ways to Prepare:


WORKSHOP: JANUARY 6, 7, & 8, 2015

UDWPE Workshops are a series of intensive writing instruction and practice sessions, totaling 8 hours, for students who have failed the exam or wish to have more preparation. Workshops are offered approximately two weeks before the actual exam.



Days/Time:  Tuesday Jan 6: 10:00am-1:00pm;   Wednesday, Jan 7: 10:00am-1:00pm;  and Thursday, January 8: 10:00am-12:00 noon

Presenter:   Trista Payte

Location:  LRC Classroom,  3rd Floor Oviatt Library

To sign up:

In person: Stop by the Learning Resource Center and write your name on the sign-up sheet for a particular day and time.
By phone: Call (818) 677-2033 and ask to have your name placed on the sign-up sheet for a particular session.

* Be sure to mark down the day, date, and time of your session. If you can't attend, call (818) 677-2033 to cancel.


A UDWPE Prep session is a two-and-a-half hour, one-time informational and practice writing session for students who have never taken the exam. It includes a practice exam under test conditions. 

Prep sessions are offered approximately one week before the actual exam.  

Next session: (Will be in March).  If you want a practice test, please see the LRC front desk. 


For a follow-up conference with a Writing Consultant:
Call or visit the LRC for an appointment during the week immediately after the Prep Session. Follow-up appointments are only 15 minutes long, so it is important to arrive a minute or two early.
Be sure to mark down the day, date, and time of your appointment. If you can't attend, please call (818) 677-2033 to cancel.

UDWPE BOOT CAMP: New Workshop Added JANUARY 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

- Want to know what the exam will be like?

- Want to learn strategies to use during the exam?

- Want to know what the graders are looking for?

Then come to the UDWPE Boot Camp!  Boot Camp is a one-hour introduction to the exam.  Whether or not you’ve taken the test before, we can help you with test-specific strategies.

WEDNESDAY, Jan 7th:  11:00am - 12:00 noon.   WORKSHOP ADDED!

Presenter:  Cody Deitz 

Location:  LRC Classroom,  3rd Floor Oviatt Library.      Sign up here!


Date:  Thursday, January 8th, 12:30 to 1:30pm. 

Presenter:  Sevan Salibian

Location:  LRC Classroom,  3rd Floor Oviatt Library.  Sorry!  This workshop is now filled.  




A 25-minute workshop video is also available for students. The video features information about the exam and offers tips and advice to help students prepare for the exam.
The workshop video can be found here!