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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:  March 14th. 

We Have Four Ways to Prepare:

 

WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 5 -or- MARCH 2 - 11, 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.

 

SORRY--BOTH THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL. 

 

Days/Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb 24, Feb 26, March 3, and March 5:  4:00 to 6:00pm

Presenter:   Emmanuel Sabaiz 

Location:  LRC Classroom,  3rd Floor Oviatt Library

 

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Days/Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays,  March 2, March 4, March 9 and and March 11:  2:00 to 4:00pm

Presenter:   Ken Cran

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.

PREP SESSION: SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH

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.   Bring a green book with you. 

Next session: Saturday, March 7th, 9:30am - 12:00pm   

Instructor:  Ken Cran

Location:  Manzanita Hall 130        Sign up here!



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: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 13

- 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, March 11, 2:00 to 3:00pm

Presenter:  Cody Deitz 

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

 

FRIDAY, March 13, 1:30 to 2:30pm

Presenter:  Melisa Malvin

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

 

 

UDWPE WORKSHOP VIDEO

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!

 



Special Topic Workshop: READING THE UDWPE PROMPT: THURSDAY, MARCH 12

An important skill tested by the UDWPE is the ability to present and analyze a brief reading passage on a controversial topic.  This workshop will help you work with the text of the prompt.  You will learn to

  • develop your own position
  • summarize the passage accurately
  • select key ideas to quote or comment on
  • incorporate the reading into your argument smoothly and correctly.

 

THURSDAY, March 12, 2:30 to 3:30pm

Presenter:  Trista Payte 

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