Sort of like Dissertation Boot Camp? Or not?
June 2013 Dissertation Bootcamp
Dissertation Boot Camp, Thesis-Writing Support Group, and Graduate Support the University of Guelph, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, the�
Dissertation Boot Camp Participants, Summer 2011
“Dissertation Boot Camp helped me get rid of many counterproductive writing habits, in only five days. I wish I had done this sooner!”
Kerri Froc, PhD candidate, Law
JOHNSON CITY (Jan. 20) – Those who have nearly completed a graduate degree from any institution are invited to attend the East Tennessee State University Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. An additional benefit to participating in boot camp is that of making connections with other Marquette doctoral students from various academic disciplines. Many current and prior students have indicated that writing a dissertation is often accompanied by a sense of isolation. Dissertation Boot Camp provides an opportunity to meet others, work side by side with them, and establish a sense of community.Comments from previous doctoral students indicate that one of the biggest challenges to is simply finding dedicated time, absent from distractions and interruptions, to make progress. Our Dissertation Boot Camps provide a dedicated time and location for students to come together and work toward the completion of their dissertations.Dissertation Boot Camp is a project of the Writing Center and the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.What was useful about Boot Camp? "Having a quiet, clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work space I can leave my stuff in overnight—with plenty of table space, pleasant company, and easy access to snacks. Dissertation Boot Camp is a blatant misnomer; Dissertation Day Spa would be more appropriate. Really though, the biggest of all these elements would be the structure: having to be there at a certain time in the morning, for a certain time…"Dissertation Boot Camp has limited enrollment. A motivational deposit of $50 is required, and is returned at the closing workshop to those participants who attend every session.