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


Graduate Writing Center Workshops
Fall 2016 Workshops

How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal

Friday, September 23, 2016, 1 to 3 pm, 309 Sproul Hall  | Register Online | Workshop Description

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

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.


Strategies and Skills for Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2 to 3:30 pm, 309 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 & Resource Center) and Sabrina Soracco (Director, Graduate Writing Center).

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.


Editing and Revising Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 2 to 4 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

In this workshop the following topics will be covered: 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 of this workshop 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.

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.


Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 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.

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 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 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.