Summer Opportunities for Graduate Students

2014 Dissertation Boot Camps, sponsored by the WVU Writing Center

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 previous questions, consider attending a WVU Writing Center, Dissertation Boot Camp. Boot Camps will take place in May and July. The first camp will be held on May 5 through May 9 and the second on July 7 thru July 11. Participants will meet Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (with one hour given for lunch). Each day will be divided into three parts: 1) Topics Based Presentations; 2) Unstructured Writing Time; and 3) Workshopping.

The topics for each of the five days are listed below.

Day 1: Overview and Goal Setting

Day 2: The Proposal/Prospectus

Day 3: The Lit Review

Day 4: Managing Research

Day 5: Next Steps in Dissertation Completion

The Boot Camp is free to WVU students. For more information, contact WVU Writing Center Coordinator, Nathalie Singh-Corcoran. To register for either Boot Camp, please contact Graduate Writing Consultant, Andrea Bebell. Space is limited to 10 participants per camp.