The Writing Skills Improvement Program was established over 30 years ago in order to assist students to improve their writing skills and achieve academic success at the University of Arizona. As time passed, WSIP expanded its services to aid the academic community at large by offering a series of Weekly Writing Workshops and Summer Institutes for Writing. We offer a number of services to any student who desires to improve his/her writing skills.
The Writing Skills Improvement Program has carefully selected a staff of competent and committed instructional specialists/professional tutors. These staff members work one-on-one with students who want to make a sincere effort to improve their writing skills or have been referred to the program by a professor.
The tutoring session is the heart of our program. The Writing Skills Improvement Program provides participating students with intensive help outside the classroom, help their professors simply do not have time to provide on a one-to-one basis. We have been called "the hidden jewel" by faculty in the College of Humanities, of which we are part. We offer sustained professional writing assistance across all majors and degree programs.