Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp

The Office of Graduate Studies offers a Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp 1-2 times per semester to help master's and doctoral students become focused and productive on their thesis or dissertation.  If you are having trouble starting to write, gathering information, working through "writer's block" or citing sources, then this boot camp is for you!

 

Upcoming Boot Camps

January 14-18, 2019
register by January 7, 2019

What to Expect

Writing Sessions

  • Learn new writing strategies
  • Identify writing obstacles
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Gain valuable feedback
  • Learn from your peers
  • Meet with a technical editor

Past Workshops

  • Best Practices for Writing your Thesis/Dissertation
  • Mastering the Literature Review
  • Formatting your Thesis/Dissertation
  • Using EndNote & Mendeley
  • Using LaTeX
  • Using iThenticate
  • Copyright for the Graduate Student

Schedule

  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Break for lunch from noon to 1:00

Tentative Schedule - January 2019

 

Monday – 14th

Tuesday – 15th

Wednesday – 16th

Thursday – 17th

Friday – 18th

9:00

Orientation

Mastering the Lit Review*

Goals Discussion /
Peer Review

Formatting your Thesis/Dissertation Presentation*

Goals Discussion /
Peer Review

10:00

Goals Discussion /
Peer Review

10:00 – 10:10 Break

Writing Session

Discussion:
Formatting Questions

Writing Session

10:15-11:30
Citing with Mendeley*

11:00

Writing Session

Writing Session

Microsoft Word Tutorial

Writing Session

11:30
Goals Discussion /
Peer Review

noon

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:00

Discussion/

Writing Session

Copyright for the Grad Student*

Discussion /

Writing Session

Using LaTeX*

3:00: Writing Session

Discussion /

Writing Session

2:00

Writing Session

3:45-4:00

Goals Wrap-Up

Goals Wrap-Up

Goals Wrap-Up

Goals Wrap-Up

Goals Wrap-Up

How to Register

To register, please download the registration form and bring it to the Office of Graduate Studies in G-8 Norwood Hall. There is a $25 registration fee for week-long Boot Camps and a $10 registration fee for Mini Boot Camps. All registration fees must be paid in cash or check and are nonrefundable. Please register no later than one week before the start of the event.