A professional academic writing resource

The Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) was established over 30 years ago in order to help students at the University of Arizona improve their writing skills and achieve academic success.


Our program has a carefully selected staff of expert and committed writing specialists. These specialists work one-on-one with students, staff, faculty, and community members worldwide across all disciplines and professional environments. WSIP also offers regular writing workshops, custom workshops, and summer writing institutes.

2017 Graduate Writing Institute

The application process for the 2017 Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) will open in late January / early February.
The 2017 GWI will run from June 12th through June 30th.

Please check back soon.

Find us at our new location in the Geranimo Building on the SE corner of University and Euclid.

Parking is available nearby. Please call in advance if you have questions.

Register for WSIP Services

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Upcoming Workshops

January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
How do you craft an interesting and effective personal statement for important applications? We will discuss what to consider, including content, organization, and presentation. We will engage in...
January 25, 2017 - 10:00am
In this workshop, we will experiment with ways to ask questions and brainstorm search terms that take us more quickly and efficiently to the source material we need.
January 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Non-evaluative feedback is non-judgmental; it focuses not on what’s “good” or “bad” but on the connection between the writer, audience, and meaning. It helps writers to improve their texts to make...