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Writing Help @UCB
Here is a short list of sources of writing help available to UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty:
Excellent collection of guides on writing, including citing/attribution, citation styles, grammar and punctuation, academic writing, and much more.
Berkeley Writing: College Writing Programs
"Our philosophy includes small class size, careful attention to building your critical reading and thinking skills along with your writing, personalized attention, and a great deal of practice writing and revising." Website has a Writing Resources Database
Graduate Writing Center, Berkeley Graduate Division
Assists graduate students in the development of academic skills necessary to successfully complete their programs and prepare for future positions. Workshops and online consultations are offered on topics such as academic writing, grant writing, dissertation writing
, thesis writing
, editing, and preparing articles for publication, in addition to writing groups and individual consultations.
Nature Masterclass on Scientific Writing and Publishing
For Postdocs, Visiting Scholars, and Visiting Student Researchers with active, approved appointments, and current UC Berkeley graduate students who are new to publishing or wish to refresh their skills. Part 1: Writing a Research Paper; Part 2: Publishing a Research Paper; Part 3: Writing and Publishing a Review Paper. Offered by Visiting Researcher Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) program; complete this form to gain access.
IEEE English for Technical Professionals This link opens in a new window
An interactive course to advance technical communications skills when speaking, reading, and writing English. Replaces IEEE English for Engineers.
Writing Tutoring @ Berkeley Public Health DREAM Office
On-campus Public Health grad students (only) can contact the BPH DREAM Office (email@example.com) for information on tutoring sessions such as Citing, Quoting, Paraphrasing; Essay Planning/Staying Organized; How to Read & Digest Academic Writing; and more.
Help with Urgent Student Needs
for quick links to several urgent needs resources.
Urgent Medical Needs
Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment
- Back-Up Childcare: Highly-subsidized in-home and center-based back-up child care for UC Berkeley student parents.
- Academic Accommodations Hub: Information on Classroom climate; Academic integrity and honor code; Academic accommodations; Support resources; Conflict resolution and troubleshooting.
Disputes with the University
- Student Advocate’s Office: Free and confidential student service that can provide you with assistance in matters of student conduct, grade appeals, financial aid, and more.
Report an Incident
- Berkeley Diversity: Incident Reporting Forms: Report a specific incident or act of intolerance, hate, harassment or exclusion at any of the Berkeley campus or UC-systemwide resources listed here: hate incidents, grievances, whistle-blowing, discrimination, sexual violence, etc.