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Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp

Are you a graduate student? Are you enrolled in Thesis A or B? Are you working on a dissertation proposal or dissertation? Does the prospect of writing your thesis or dissertation feel overwhelming?

If you answered yes to these questions, then come be a part of our Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp!

 Attendees will:

                Participate in informative workshops.
                Meet graduate students from other programs.
                Have scheduled time to write in a supportive environment.
                Go through the experience of writing a thesis or dissertation with a group of other students.          

Important Dates

Fall 2017 – Final date for Thesis/Dissertation Defense is November 6.
                      Thesis/Dissertation due to the Graduate College on November 13.



Week 1: Friday, September 15, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                Getting Started – Brainstorming, researching, outlining, mind mapping, and creating a timeline
                Parts of a Thesis/Dissertation – Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results, Analysis, and Discussion


Week 2: Friday, September 29, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                Tone and Audience – Being a scholarly writer


Week 3: Friday, October 13, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                Formatting – The Graduate College’s guidelines and citation style


Week 4: Friday, October 27, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                Editing and Revising – How to edit and revise effectively, incorporate changes, and address common grammar concerns


Note: Content of workshops may vary depending number of attendees and how far along students are in the thesis/dissertation process.