A Professional Academic Writing Resource

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

Writing Resources
Check out our Writing Resources Page for tips, hand-outs, and resources for student, faculty, and other scholarly writers.

Support for Faculty
Learn more about our faculty support services

WSIP Updates

  • Online and in-person tutoring sessions are available.
  • Workshops are online only.
  • Please check back for updates.

Contact us directly at:

(520) 621-5849

Reminder: We support non-students too! We support faculty, professionals, and other writers.

Need a tutor? Remember to register first and then make an appointment for tutoring.

Step 1: Register

New to WSIP? Please register with us.

Step 2: Make an Appointment

Once registered, schedule a tutoring appointment with us.

*Note: We do not tutor for documents written for exams (e.g. comprehensive exams). 

Are WSIP Services Free?

FREE for University of Arizona students: regular workshops, most tutoring, and the Online Writing Room

FEE-BASED: Editing, Job Market Services, special programs and extra tutoring. Available to writers from any institution.

How to Pay for Fee-Based Services

  • Explore our site to learn about our services.
  • Contact us at writingskills@arizona.edu to discuss the services you are interested in.
  • Discounts are available when you purchase multiple tutoring sessions at a time.
  • Ask if your department offers professional development funds for writing support.
  • Plan ahead by including the cost of writing support in grant applications.
  • Talk with mentors, colleagues and others about possible funding sources.  

Visit Our Location

Find us at our new location in the Chavez Building, Room 106.
Parking is available nearby. Please call in advance if you have questions.

WISP has been one of the most valuable aspects of my graduate studies. Their team is friendly, helpful, and extremely skilled at tutoring your writing assignments no matter what form your topic or reporting structure requires. After many years in the professional sphere, WISP helped build my confidence as a returning student -- without their help, I seriously may have left higher education.

Rebecca Thompson, University Fellow Ph.D.
Applied Intercultural Arts Research, University of Arizona