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A Professional Academic Writing Resource

The Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) was established over 40 years ago in order to help writers at the University of Arizona improve their writing skills and achieve academic success.

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Writing Resources

Check out our Writing Resources page for tips, tricks, and in-depth writing help. General, graduate, and multilingual resources are available.

Congratulations to WSIP Director, Dr. Robert Cote.

 Robert received the 2019 Excellence in Global Education from UA Global in recognition of his commitment to supporting international students and global education.

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.

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Upcoming Workshops

March 4, 2020 - 10:00am
In this workshop, we will learn about various sentence structures and how to use them in academic writing. We will practice writing and editing texts to hone our skills in sentence development. This...
March 16, 2020 - 12:00pm
In this workshop, we will present a brief overview of important statements required for graduate school and job applications, including Personal, Research and Diversity Statements. Attendees are...
March 25, 2020 - 10:00am
In this workshop, we will review and practice paraphrasing and quoting to incorporate references effectively and correctly. We will consider the roles of summary and analysis in this process. 
March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of concise language for grant writing. We will focus on structure, tone, and clarity. 
April 8, 2020 - 10:00am
In this workshop, we will review the main elements of resumes, CVs, and cover letters to prepare for the job market.

Visit Our Location

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

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