Dissertation/Thesis Writing Boot Camp: What is it?
The Dissertation/Thesis Writing Boot Camp is a free program sponsored by the Graduate School and the Marriott Library that gives you a chance to make some serious progress on your dissertation during fall and spring breaks. You must commit to showing up ready to write, Monday through Thursday during breaks from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (You may, of course, stay later. The library closes at 6 pm during breaks.)
We provide quiet, comfortable writing spaces and provide you with a nourishing breakfast each day. The library offers workshops that will help you prepare you as you research your dissertation, and will also provide referrals to subject matter experts if you require additional research help.
The Dissertation Boot Camps aim to help students learn to write more productively by providing students with the following four critical ingredients: 1) space with minimal distractions, 2) writing regiment / routine, 3) peer motivation and support, 4) subject-matter expert help.
If I Attended Before, May I Register Again?
Yes, please attend again. (Several students have successfully defended and obtained meaningful professional employment after attending one or another boot camps.)