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:

Monday, May 13 — Thursday, May 16, 2019
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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Participants will set daily and weekly writing goals and actively work to achieve them

Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camp Daily Schedule

Time           MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
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

Topic: Self-care and Work/Life Balance

Topic: Library Resources

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.


Dr. Theresa Lindsay
Director, Learning Success Programs
Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, BHL 226
(940) 898-4113

Page last updated 4:57 PM, February 26, 2019