Perfect your writing and editing skills with these free workshops for Berkeley graduate students.

Workshops for Spring 2014

Human Subjects Research Workshop I: Fundamentals of Human Subjects Research

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 370 Dwinelle | Register Online | Workshop Description

This session is intended to be a basic introduction for students with little or no experience in human subjects research. In addition, submitting an exempt protocol via eProtocol will be addressed. This is the first of a two-part workshop series. (Although graduate students are encouraged to attend both parts of this workshop series on human subjects, attendance in both is not required.)

Human Subjects Research Workshop II: Navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to noon., 370 Dwinelle | Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will cover in more detail how to write a comprehensive protocol narrative and how to submit non-exempt protocols for review via the eProtocol online submission process. This is the second of a two-part workshop series. (Although graduate students are encouraged to attend both parts of this workshop series on human subjects, attendance in both is not required.)

Workshops on Writing: How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1 to 3 p.m., 110T Sproul Hall | Register Online | Workshop Description

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

Workshops on Writing: Editing and Revising Writing Workshop

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1 to 3 p.m., 110T 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.

Strategies and Skills for Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 3 to 4:40 p.m., 155 Kroeber 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, Academic Services).

Workshops on Writing: Writing the Dissertation (Strategies and Pitfalls)

Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 110T 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.