Writing Institutes and Professional Development

** The application process for the 2018 Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) will begin in February 2018.
Thank you for your interest.


** The application process for the 2017 Young Writers Institute (YWI) is now closed. 
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Each summer, the Writing Skills Improvement Program offers a variety of writing institutes. . . .

Graduate Writing Institute

The Graduate Writing Institute takes place for three weeks in June and is targeted to graduate students working on theses, dissertations, papers for publication, and/or proposals for these documents. Students work with Writing Skills faculty in large-group, small-group, and one-on-one tutoring contexts. 

Attendance Policy for the Graduate Writing Institute: You must attend at least 90% of the program, or you will not receive a certificate of completion.

Congratulations to GWI Alumna Amanda Tachine!

Read about Amanda's being honored by the Obama administration.

WSIP Young Writers Programs

WSIP Young Writers Programs

For over 30 years, WSIP has offered writing institutes and workshops for high school students. These programs give students the opportunity to use the writing process as a tool for learning and as a key to academic success. The programs provide instruction in academic writing skills such as Grammar and Style, Plagiarism, Writing Research Papers, and Summary and Analysis, as well as topics like Poetry, Presentations, and Zines. Our goal is to provide fun, creative, and innovative instruction to engage participants in the writing process.

Young Writers Institute (formerly Summer Institute for Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum). The Young Writers Institute is held in July. This three-week program focuses on providing students opportunities to develop writing fluency and confidence in academic writing through project-based activities. Participants also visit university resources and learn about university programs.

Over the years, participants in our summer institutes have become part of the WSIP family. We have worked consistently with numerous program participants who have gone on to earn their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the University of Arizona. 

If you are interested in learning more about our Young Writers Institute, please contact Dr. Andrea Hernandez Holm at ahholm@email.arizona.edu.

Writing Institute for High School Teachers. In the past, as part of its Summer Institute for Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum, WSIP offered a summer graduate course for middle and high school teachers. This course provided participants instruction in ways to effectively teach writing across the curriculum. Part of the course involved working directly with the student participants of the Summer Institute.  

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Andrea Hernandez Holm at ahholm@email.arizona.edu.

Workshops and Professional Development

Our writing professionals are available to create custom writing programs for both academic and non-academic organizations throughout the year. Topics we have addressed in the past include Grammar and Style, Plagiarism, Persuasive Writing, Analysis and Summary, Presentations, and more. 

If your institution or organization is interested in contracting WSIP to provide a writing institute for high school students or teachers, please contact us at writingskills@email.arizona.edu or submit a request at http://wsip.arizona.edu/workshop-request-form.