We know that completing your thesis, dissertation or research is important to you. We also know that it can be an isolating and overwhelming process. Our 2024 Summer Writing and Research Program will help you reach your goals. Using video and chat features, we'll support your research and writing by providing:
30-minute daily presentations on writing, research and aspects of graduate school.
More than five hours of writing/research time each day.
Guidance and motivation from writing coaches who care about your success.
Opportunities to interact with peers on the same research journey.
Registration opens in spring 2024.
Microsoft Teams (we'll send you a link when you register).
Laptop, tablet, cell phone or other device.
Materials to work on during study and feedback sessions.
Sessions are offered on Monday through Friday from June 17 to Aug. 9, 2024. You can attend any or all activities. However, a consistent level of participation is required. Failure to participate in at least three activities each week will result in removal from the program unless arranged in advance with organizers. For example, if you attend three of the brownbag presentations in a week, you meet the participation requirements.
Starting Strong workgroup
*On Fridays, only the Starting Strong workgroup will occur.
Monday, June 17: Time Management and Goal-setting
Tuesday, June 18: Basics of a Thesis/Dissertation
Wednesday, June 1: University closure
Monday, June 24: Appointments with the UWC
Tuesday, June 25: Using Databases Effectively
Wednesday, June 26: Introductions and Conclusions
Thursday, June 27: Understanding the Thesis/Dissertation Process
Monday, July 1: Navigating the Internet
Tuesday, July 2: Accessing Library Resources
Wednesday, July 3: AI Chatbots like Chat GPT
Thursday, July 4: University closure
Monday, July 8: Reference Management Systems I
Tuesday, July 9: Literature Reviews: What They Are
Wednesday, July 10: Literature Reviews: Tricks for Writing One
Thursday, July 11: Candidacy Exams
Monday, July 15: Reference Management Systems II
Tuesday, July 16: IRB Process
Wednesday, July 17: Methodology
Thursday, July 18: Proposing Your Project
Monday, July 22: Relaxation Strategies
Tuesday, July 23: Organizing/Analyzing Data
Wednesday, July 24: Power of a Paragraph
Thursday, July 25: Strategies for Making Progress
Monday, July 29: Plagiarism
Tuesday, August July 30: Writing About Data/Results
Wednesday, July 31: Documentation (APA)
Thursday, August 1: Working with a Committee
Monday, August 5: Balancing Work and Life
Tuesday, August 6: Writing Conclusion, Implications, etc.