The Graduate Division Academic Services Unit assists graduate students in the development of academic skills necessary for the successful completion of their graduate programs such as academic writing, grant writing, dissertation writing, editing, and preparing articles for publication. This unit offers workshops, writing groups, or individual consultations on these topics for graduate students. For a list and description of services offered, please see the Academic Services bulletin (PDF).
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- Academic Writing Course for Graduate Students
- Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty
- Contact Infomation for Academic Services
- Calendar of Workshops and Events: GROW
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Writing Course Offered Every Spring Semester
Graduate Student Professional Development Program (GSPDP) 320: Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Units and Grade Options: 2 unit course, graded S/U
Course Format: Seminar
Instructor: Sabrina Soracco, Director, Graduate Division Academic Services
The purpose of this course is to provide graduate students with formal instruction in the genres and mechanics of academic writing at the graduate and professorial level. Through presentations, readings, discussion, and weekly peer editing, graduate students will develop writing and editing skills necessary for their success as graduate students and future faculty.
- to familiarize graduate students with the different genres of academic writing (e.g., seminar papers, journal articles, books, grant proposals, dissertation prospecti, etc.) and how these genres vary from discipline to discipline;
- to help graduate students become better writers by analyzing writing on both the micro (sentence) and macro (organizational) levels;
- to teach graduate students basic skills of professional editing so that they can become better editors of their own work and that of peers;
- to enable graduate students to apply these skills to a piece of their own writing and to the writing of peers.
For more information about this course, please contact Graduate Division Academic Services, 321 Sproul Hall, (510)643-9392.
The Graduate Division is pleased to announce its eleventh annual Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty.
Offered jointly by Academic Services and the GSI Teaching and Resource Center, the aim of this Institute is to enable graduate students to excel in all aspects of academic life as they pursue an advanced degree at Berkeley and transition from graduate school to future academic careers. This year's Institute will take place from May 22 - June 26, 2013. Graduate students who are nearing completion of their graduate programs and beginning to prepare for the academic job market are encouraged to apply.
Institute Fellows will be required to take the core course (From Graduate Student to Faculty Member) offered on Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m. and one elective course (either Editing, Academic Writing, and Academic Publishing or Developing a Teaching Portfolio) which will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.
- The program announcement, application guidelines, and forms can be found online.
- Statements about the program from previous applicants
The deadline for applications is Monday, March 15, 2013, 4 p.m. Should you have questions about the Summer Institute, please contact the Graduate Division's GSI Teaching and Resource Center at email@example.com or 642-4456.
321 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-5900
Last Updated: February 13, 2013 11:00 AM