Dissertation Boot Camps

Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camps are for students working on dissertations and theses. Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camps are held every May and December, the week after finals.

Our next Boot Camp will be this fall:

Monday, December 18th--Thursday, December 21st, 2017
9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

What you can expect:

  • Dedicated time and space for writing
  • Scheduled programming, including lunches with resource personnel like reference librarians, Graduate School staff, and Success Coaches
  • Workshops on time management, goal setting, analyzing models, getting feedback, etc.
  • Individual consultations with tutors and coaches
  • Two meals per day and snacks provided

What we expect:

  • Participants must be in the active drafting phase i.e. actively writing a prospectus, thesis, or dissertation
  • Participants must commit to attending four (4) full days of camp from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Participants will set daily and weekly writing goals and actively work to achieve them

Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camp Daily Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9:00 am –

9:20 am

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

9:20 am –

10:00 am

Process & Product Goals

Time management & daily goal setting

Analyzing disciplinary models & daily goal setting

Getting feedback & daily goal setting

10:00 am -

12:00 pm

Free writing

Free writing

Free writing

Free writing


12:00 pm –

1:00 pm

Lunch

Guest Speaker 

Lunch

Topic: Self-care and Work/Life Balance

Lunch

Topic: Library Resources

Lunch

Topic: Submitting your Thesis/Dissertation & Formatting workshop

1:00 pm -

4:45 pm

Free writing/
success coaching

Free writing/
success coaching

Free writing/
success coaching

Free writing/
success coaching

4:45 pm

Wrap up discussion

Wrap up discussion

Wrap up discussion

Wrap up
discussion

NOTE: This schedule may change; if changes are made participants will be notified by TWU email.

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