Weekly Workshop Schedule

WSIP offers a regular series of 50-minute workshops weekly throughout the semester. Workshops are interactive and activity-based. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own writing to practice skills. 

COST: Attendance is free for UA undergraduate and graduate students. Non-students may purchase attendance for $10/workshop. Discounts are available when you purchase several workshops at the same time. 

TIMES: For Workshop times, please see the full schedule below. Our regular workshops will return in fall 2023.

LOCATION: Online only. You will receive a link when you register.

Workshop Series

Please contact us at writingskills@arizona.edu should you have any problems registering, or if you have registered but not received a link to the workshop by day before the session. 

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact our office at (520) 621-5849 or writingskills@arizona.edu.. You can also cancel from the registration confirmation.

If you need to request a signature confirming your participation, please ask the instructor during the workshop and be prepared to email them the document.


MONDAY WORKSHOPS: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Note: We post registration links for 2 workshops at a time. Check back soon!

August 28, Thriving in Writing: College-level writing can be daunting. We will discuss the writing process, writing practices, and strategies to find your comfort zone in academic writing.

September 11, Project Management: We’ll discuss how to apply project management strategies to short- and long-term writing projects. For example, how do you effectively manage a class paper or a dissertation project?

September 25, Co-Authoring a Manuscript: We’ll discuss how to work in a writing partnership. We’ll review best practices and discuss common concerns and challenges. 

October 9, Using Artificial Intelligence Ethically in Your Writing: We’ll address the developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools available to writers and how to use them effectively and ethically to support writing practices. REGISTRATION LINK

October 23, How to Read Strategically: We’ll review and practice active reading and annotation practices, including how to identify key points in a document, how to reflect upon texts, and how to keep track of what you’re reading. Registration Link

November 6, A Mindful Approach to Writing: As stress and anxiety often prevent us from writing, we all need to find the right balance to focus. We will discuss and practice strategies to be mindful in our writing process.
Note: We post registration links for 2 workshops at a time. Check back soon!

September 6, Writing CVs and Resumes: Most applications for jobs and academic opportunities require a resume or CV, but putting them together can be confusing. We’ll review writing strategies. Bring your documents to share for feedback.

September 20, Vibrant Verbs: We’ll discuss and practice how to add “punch” to your writing by choosing powerful, meaningful verbs. We’ll share and practice strategies to make claims assertively.

October 4, All about Commas: We’ll discuss and practice some rules and guidelines about the most common comma patterns and errors.  Registration Link

October 18, Is Passive Voice Okay?: What is the real story on passive voice in academic writing? We'll discuss the grammar structures of active and passive voice, review examples from academic writing, and practice revising sentences into these structures. Registration Link

November 1, Building Effective Paragraphs: We’ll review the components and qualities of an effective paragraph and discuss how to construct one. We’ll practice identifying elements and improving paragraph structure.

November 15, Cutting Lengthy Writing: Many writing situations call for writers to write briefly and concisely on a topic. We'll discuss and practice strategies for condensing existing content at the paper, paragraph, and sentence levels.


We are excited to introduce a new series of workshops. Each semester, we'll offer an online workshop free and open to all writers (students and other writers from any institution).  

Fall 2023: Writing Academic Research for Non-academic Audiences

September 27, 5-6 pm (AZ)

Registration Link

As a scholar, you are likely used to sharing your research with academics and community readers. How do you present your writing to reach a wider audience, especially those who may not have the same academic training you do? In this workshop, we'll discuss genres you may be exploring to share your research, like blog posts, op-eds, and more. We’ll also delve into issues around developing voice and style for diverse audiences. We invite writers in all disciplines and interests to join us for this conversation.

Digital Workshop Available for Purchase:

Whittling down Wordiness
In this workshop, we introduce useful strategies for making writing concise by reducing redundancy, avoiding clutter, and using prepositions effectively.

Available in 20-minute segments for $4 per segment.