Women of Color Writing Group

Women of Color Writing for Academic Success

With the support of the UA Commission on the Status of Women Mini-Grant, WSIP will offer the first ever Women of Color Writing for Academic Success Writing Group beginning in fall 2016. The 2016-2018 cohort will receive two full academic years of support. 

The WCW group will create a collaborative network among incoming women-of-color master’s degree students from varying academic disciplines. Such a network can offer students a support system to navigate their experiences at the University of Arizona and beyond. As part of the Applied Writing process, students will learn skills to further their own writing and to support others in developing their skills as well. Peer feedback will be an important aspect of this component. Students will learn techniques to provide effective, non-evaluative feedback that can help fellow writers improve upon writing weaknesses and expand upon strengths. The goal is to create a community of writers in which all members contribute equally, increase their awareness as writers and audience members, and promote respectful communication and collaboration within academia.

Please contact Andrea Hernandez Holm at ahholm@email.arizona.edu if you have questions.