Tuesday, May 29 - Friday, June 1, 2018
UMC Aspen Rooms
What is the Dissertation Writing Retreat?
The Dissertation Writing Retreat, sometimes called a Boot Camp, is a 4-day workshop intended to introduce doctoral candidates to foundational concepts and best practices for managing and writing a dissertation. The Graduate School and the Writing Center developed the retreat to help you make significant progress with your dissertation writing. You will be participating in workshops that offer insight into the writing process, and, most importantly, you will spend the majority of your time writing. Consultants with the Writing Center, and your peers, will provide feedback.
Who is eligible to apply?
All PhD candidates are eligible to apply. Depending on the number of applicants, preference may be given to those who have completed most of their research.
When is the application due?
Applications are due Thursday, March 1, 2018
Applicants will be informed about their acceptance by Thursday, March 22
How do I apply?
Click on the “Apply” button below!
Why should I participate?
The Dissertation Writing Retreat will help motivate your writing and offers a motivational environment with few distractions and abundant support. Our goal is to give you the skills you need to keep up your writing practices throughout the summer and beyond.
What can I expect?
If you are accepted into the Retreat, you will commit to attending all sessions each day from 9-5pm. You will be provided with space to set up your laptop and relevant books/papers. You should expect to be working alongside other writers, such as in a library or coffee shop setting.
Coffee and pastries will be available at 8:30am. You will receive a Campus Cash card for a lunch of your choice at the UMC. Refreshments will be available in the afternoons.
How much does it cost?
The Dissertation Writing Retreat is free.