Sponsored by the Graduate School and the J. Willard Marriott Library
Monday, October 14 – Friday, October 18, 2013 (Fall Break)
Dissertation Boot Camp: What is it?
The Dissertation 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, every weekday 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.
Where: Meet at 8:30 a.m. in room 1170 of the Marriott Library for food, pep-talks and community. Writers will then move to various spaces in the Marriott Library to work. Some workshops (attendance optional) will be offered in the afternoons; others (conducting a literature review, Word for Scholars) will be offered before and after the Boot Camp.
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 Apply Again?
Yes, please attend again. (At least one student successfully defended and obtained a tenure-track job after her third Boot Camp!)
Apply By September 30, 2013
To apply, send an email to email@example.com.
The email should include answers to the following:
- What is your discipline and topic?
- Where are you in the data collection and writing process?
- What do you hope to accomplish during the Boot Camp?
- What might the library do to facilitate your success?