Writing Institutes


WSIP offers writing institutes for university undergraduate and graduate students. Our programs typically include academic writing workshops, facilitated writing sessions, small group tutoring, and individual group tutoring. We are focused on helping students hone their skills in writing as they prepare for successful academic experiences. For questions about any of our institutes, please contact Dr. Holm at ahholm@email.arizona.edu or writingskills@email.arizona.edu


In January 2022, WSIP will launch the Academic Writing in the Borderlands initiative for undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to help students deepen their understanding of academic writing conventions and develop their awareness of what it means to be an academic scholar and researcher working from and in the Borderlands.  Academic Writing has three components in spring 2022: 

1. January 10-14, 2022, Writing Institute 

Workshops (MW 9 am - 11 am): topics will include issues related to preparing for publication, academic writing conventions, voice, and integrity for students researching and writing from the Borderlands.

Writing Sessions (TTh 9 am - 11:30 am): time to write and opportunities for small group discussions. 

Individual Tutoring (personalized schedule): Two (2) sessions with a writing specialist to review and discuss your individual writing project and concerns. 

2. February-May 2022, Small Group Tutoring (bi-weekly meetings)

Small group sessions are facilitated by a WSIP writing specialist and include a group of 3-4 students. The purpose is to provide time for each student to receive peer and professional feedback and support on their writing projects; 


3. February-May 2022, Speaker Series (monthly presentations). 

There will be 3 speakers during the spring semester. The speakers will address their experiences and expertise in research and writing in the Borderlands. 

Students are required to fully participate in all three components

This program will take place online.

Seats are limited and WSIP programs are very competitive. We accept completed applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

We will accept applications until seats are filled.. There is no fee to UA students for the 2022 program. We are pleased to announce that the 2022 session is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Plan. Fees may apply to non-UA students.

To Apply: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cMTvOJNv7nzLVpc


Each summer for three weeks in June, WSIP offers the Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) for selected graduate students interested in improving or simply moving forward in their writing. The GWI helps graduate students complete advanced research projects, articles for publication, grant and research proposals, conference presentations, theses, and dissertations. We do not accept students who will be writing their comprehensive exams during the program. Students of various disciplines work on their writing by participating in the following activities:

  • Writing workshops 
  • Individual Tutoring 
  • Facilitated Small Group Tutoring
  • Writing Boot Camp 

Applications open in spring and are available to students from all academic institutions. Please check back! 

Visit our YouTube channel to view tesimonies from past participants! 


Each summer before the fall academic semester begins, WSIP offers the Writing Boost! Program, a one-week institute for undergraduate and graduate students. The undergraduate track focuses on helping students prepare for or become more comfortable with the academic writing at the university level and includes. The graduate track focuses on helping students make progress on existing writing projects and develop ability to appy academic writing conventions. Both tracks include workshops, writing time, and tutoring sessions.

Applications are available in May.