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 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.
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 20 to August 11, 2023. You can attend any or all sessions. 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 19: University Closure
Tuesday, June 20: Time Management and Goal-setting
Wednesday, June 21: Basics of a Thesis/Dissertation
Thursday, June 22: Tackling Graduate Coursework
Monday, June 26: Appointments with the UWC
Tuesday, June 27: Using Databases Effectively
Wednesday, June 28: Introductions and Conclusions
Thursday, June 29: Understanding the Thesis/Dissertation Process
Monday, July 3: Holiday
Tuesday, July 4: University Closure
Wednesday, July 5: Navigating the Internet
Thursday, July 6: Accessing Library Resources
Monday, July 10: Reference Management Systems I
Tuesday, July 11: Literature Reviews: What They Are
Wednesday, July 12: Literature Reviews: Tricks for Writing One
Thursday, July 13: Candidacy Exams
Monday, July 17: Reference Management Systems II
Tuesday, July 18: IRB Process
Wednesday, July 19: Methodology
Thursday, July 20: Proposing Your Project
Monday, July 24: Relaxation Strategies
Tuesday, July 25: Organizing/Analyzing Data
Wednesday, July 26: Power of a Paragraph
Thursday, July 27: Strategies for Making Progress
Monday, July 31: Secondary Sources and Plagiarism
Tuesday, August 1: Writing About Data/Results
Wednesday, August 2: Documentation (APA)
Thursday, August 3: Working with a Committee
Monday, August 7: Balancing Work and Life
Tuesday, August 8: Writing Conclusion, Implications, etc.