Academic Services: upcoming workshops on writing Published: September 12, 2012 By: Dick Cortén How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 3 to 5 p.m., 110T Sproul Hall This introductory workshop covers the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal. Editing and Revising Writing Workshop Thursday, October 11, 2012, 2 to 4 p.m., 110T Sproul Hall 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. Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls Thursday, November 8, 2012, 3 to 5 p.m., 110T Sproul Hall 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. Scientific and Technical Writing Workshop Friday, November 16, 2012, 1 to 3 p.m., 110T Sproul Hall This workshop will provide an introduction to effective scientific and technical writing. All of the above workshops are open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. To preregister for any of these workshops, please go to the GROW event calendar located at https://grad.berkeley.edu/acapro/grow.shtml . Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.