Dissertation Workshop #1 RSVP

  • Motivate your dissertation progress with this 3-Part program, specifically designed for ABD graduate students writing their dissertations.

    Offered online during Summer 2020!

  • The Dissertation Writer's Workshop consists of 3 four-hour sessions that meet Tuesday, July 14-16, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

    One thing that makes writing a dissertation so challenging is that, for most of us, it is our first (and only) time we are writing in this genre. The lack of familiarity with the genre often leads to confusion, procrastination, anxiety, and beyond. You can finish your dissertation. Learning more about both the product you are creating and the process it entails will help you get there.

    Each session of this 3-part series will entail a 1.5 hour workshop designed to demystify the dissertation, as well as 2.5 hours of structured, independent writing time to help you make progress. We encourage you to attend all 3 sessions, since each session is designed to build upon and complement the previous. But if you can only attend one or two sessions, that's okay too.

    During Summer 2020, each session will be offered remotely via Zoom. After you sign up, you'll be sent a confirmation email with the Zoom URL(s) for your session(s).

    Session Schedule:
    -July 14 - Understanding the Document: The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation
    -July 15 - Putting the Pieces Together: Telling a Story through Your Chapters
    -July 16 - Actually Writing It! Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing

    If you cannot attend some of the July sessions, we will offer each session again in August. Questions can be directed to WritingHub@ucsd.edu.