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Writing Skills Improvement Program

A Professional Academic Writing Resource

WSIP regularly provides workshops and support for K-12 school districts, both for students and teachers. Weekly workshops are free for University of Arizona students and open to fee-based for the public.

WSIP offers access to writing workshops through two venues.

Weekly workshops are free and open to the public during the regular academic year. These workshops provide overview of writing topics and opportunity to practice writing skills. Topics include Grammar Refresher, Overview of Academic Writing, Challenges and Tips for Second Language Writers, and Grant Writing.

In our Custom Delivery, individuals or organizations contract with WSIP for custom-delivery of writing workshops. This is a fee-based service.

Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) provides professional support to writers of all genres and teachers of writing in all disciplines. We strive to help writers strengthen their understanding of writing standards, identify patterns in their own writing, and develop the skills they need to reach their writing goals We support teachers as they think about how to address writing in their classrooms, and provide them with skills to enhance their teaching toolkits. We are also available to support programs as they develop their own writing support systems (e.g. tutoring centers).

Regular Weekly Workshops

Where: Online

When: During the regular academic semester

Fee: Free for University of Arizona Students, fee-based for non-UA students (visit our website for details)

Weekly workshops provide overview of writing topics and opportunity to practice writing skills. Regular topics include Teaching Writing in Online Courses, Writing for Online Courses, Grammar Refresher, Grant Writing, and more.

Custom Delivery Workshops

Where: Online or In-person

When: Available year-round

Fee: Please visit our website for updated fees

Custom Delivery Workshops are those that are specially requested by a program or organization. We adapt our topics to meet your needs. Some regularly requested topics include Writing across the Curriculum, Writing to Learn, Overview of Academic Writing, and Avoiding Plagiarism (a full list of our topics is available at our website).

Upcoming PD Programs

WSIP Custom Workshops

Custom workshops are available for teachers and all educators to build teaching tools and personal professional skills.