These workshops are open to UC Berkeley graduate students and postdocs in all disciplines. Pre-registration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop. For more information, see the Graduate Writing Center website.
How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal
Friday, September 22, 2017, 1– 3 pm, 309 Sproul Hall | Register Online
This introductory workshop will cover the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal.
Strategies and Skills for Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2 – 3:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall | Register Online
This workshop will assist graduate students in establishing and working within the context of mentoring relationships with faculty. It will provide strategies and skills that graduate students will need in mentoring undergraduates here at Berkeley and in preparing for the mentoring they will do in future careers.
Editing and Revising Writing Workshop
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 2 – 4 pm, 309 Sproul Hall | Register Online
This workshop will cover the following topics: how a professional editor works with a manuscript; how you can use the techniques of an editor to revise your own writing; and how you can diagnose and avoid common writing errors and weaknesses. The goal is to enable workshop participants to be able to step back and use the skills of a professional editor to revise and improve their own writing.
Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 3 – 5 pm, 309 Sproul Hall | Register Online
This workshop will focus on the basic strategies of successfully writing a doctoral dissertation. It will cover strategies for organizing a large research project and for writing up the results of that project.
Scientific and Technical Writing Workshop
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 2 – 4 pm, 309 Sproul Hall | Register Online
This workshop will provide an introduction to effective scientific and technical writing.