The Dissertation Boot Camp is an intensive week, designed to accelerate a graduate students progress in the final stages of writing their thesis. Participants commit to spending 5 days writing their dissertation in a comfortable environment dedicated to writing, with free lunches provided on some days, a limitless supply of coffee, tea and snacks (not to mention lots of bananas), and an inter-disciplinary cohort of fellow students at similar stages of thesis completion.
The Writing Center and Learning Strategies will provide one-on-one editorial and writing support when needed, as well as some short spot-light talks on subjects especially relevant to the thesis writing, for example, maintaining writing momentum! At the end you will be equipped with some strategies to make the time to sit down and write free of distractions.
Venue: Douglas Library
Time: 9am - 4.00pm each day
To register (we will accept registrations until the camp is full). - Complete the PDF form below and Email to Penina Lam at the School of Graduate Studies (email@example.com)
NB: You will be notified whether you have been accepted into the camp by the School of Graduate Studies. Priority for last remaining spots are for upper year PhD students.
During the week of June 3 to 7, in conjunction with the Dissertation Boot Camp, the School of Graduate Studies has reserved the North Reading Room in Douglas Library as a quiet, distraction-free writing space for the exclusive use of graduate students working on their theses. After the February Boot Camp, organizers learned that many students need a space where they can get away from the distractions of their day-to-day life and focus on writing their thesis. In response to this need and the popularity of the Boot Camp program, SGS has decided to book this large venue in Douglas Library between June 3 and 7 so that graduate students can write among like-minded peers in a dedicated quiet space. This pilot program is designed to extend the proven benefits of the Boot Camp working environment to students who either have participated in the Boot Camp previously, are in the early stages of writing their thesis, or are on the waiting list for this summer’s Boot Camp.
For full details go to the North Reading Room event listing