Friday, February 8, 2013

Dissertation Boot Camp 2013

2013 Dissertation Boot Camps

WVU Writing Center

Boot Camp 1: May 13-17

  Boot Camp 2: June 10-14  

Are you in the early stages of your dissertation?  Would you like some guidance and feedback as you begin the process of writing?  If you are a Ph.D. candidate and answered yes to the above questions, consider joining us in the WVU Writing Center for a Dissertation Boot Camp.     

Participants will meet Monday through Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm (with one hour given for lunch). While the workshop is free for WVU students, participants will be expected to attend each session. Each day will be divided into three parts: 1) Topic-Based Discussions; 2) Unstructured Writing Time; and 3) Optional Peer Workshopping.  Note, editing services will not be provided.     

During the Boot Camp, the following topics will be covered:     

Day 1: Overview of Boot Camp and Goal Setting for the Week    

Day 2: The Proposal/Prospectus     

Day 3: The Literature Review     

Day 4: Balancing Writing and Researching     

Day 5: Planning the Rest of Your Summer 

Space is limited to 10 participants per Boot Camp (May 13-17 or June 10-14).

For more information, contact WVU Writing Center Coordinator, Nathalie Singh-Corcoran ( To register for the event, contact James Holsinger (

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