Perfect your teaching, writing, editing, mentoring and research skills with these free workshops for Berkeley graduate students.


Graduate Writing Center Workshops

How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 1 to 3 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • This introductory workshop covers the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal.

Open to UCB graduate students in all disciplines. (For disability-related accommodations, please contact Academic Services (510-643-9392) ten days prior to the event.) Preregistration is required.


Workshops on Editing and Revising Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 2 to 4 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

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
  • how you can diagnose and avoid common writing errors and weaknesses

This workshop will enable participants to be able to step back and use the skills of a professional editor to revise and improve their own writing.

Open to UCB graduate students in all disciplines. (For disability-related accommodations, please contact Academic Services (510-643-9392) ten days prior to the event.) Preregistration is required.


Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 2 to 4 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on the basic strategies of successfully writing a doctoral dissertation. It will cover both strategies for organizing a large research project and for writing up the results of that project.

All of the workshops are open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Scientific and Technical Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 3 to 5 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will provide an introduction to effective scientific and technical writing.

Open to UCB graduate students in all disciplines. (For disability-related accommodations, please contact Academic Services (510-643-9392) ten days prior to the event.) Preregistration is required.


Fall 2015 GSI Teaching Conference

For International First-Time GSIs

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8:30 am to 3 pm, Dwinelle Hall  | Register Online | Workshop Description

  • The conference includes workshops on Pronunciation for Teaching, Student Inclusion and Well-Being, The Language of the Classroom, and Undergraduate Perspectives.

*All first-time international GSIs must also attend the conference on Friday, August 21, 2015 (see below).

See the GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s website for the schedule and more information.


For All First-Time GSIs

Friday, August 21, 2015, 8 to 3 pm, Wheeler Hall | Register Online | Workshop Description

  • The conference addresses getting started as a GSI, conducting the first day of class, strategies to enhance learning, grading, and time management. GSIs are placed into groups with similar teaching assignments.

See the GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s website for the schedule and more information.


Workshops on Teaching for GSIs

The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested in teaching, opportunities for hands-on learning and practical discussion about pedagogy. See the GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s website for the schedule and more information.