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

Mentoring Workshop

Strategies and Skills for Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students

Thursday, April 9, 2015, Noon to 1:30 pm, 110 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

The purpose of this workshop is to assist graduate students in establishing and working within the context of mentoring relationships with faculty. It will also provide graduate students with strategies and skills that they will need in mentoring undergraduates here at Berkeley and preparing for the mentoring they will do in future academic careers. With Linda von Hoene (Director, GSI Teaching and Resource Center) and Sabrina Soracco (Director, Academic Services).

Open to UCB graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Academic Writing Workshops

Workshops on Writing: Editing and Revising

Friday, April 3, 2015, Noon to 2 pm, 110 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, April 23, 2015, 3 to 4:30 pm, 110 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.


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.