The final step to graduation is writing your dissertation – no small feat.
In addition to the essential support and feedback that your faculty advisor, mentor, and committee members will provide, be sure to take full advantage of the following opportunities. Camp 2: May 13-17, 2019 9am–pm (Monday-Thursday), 9am–1pm (Friday) Location: Helen C. The UW–Madison Writing Center and the UW–Madison Graduate School are pleased to sponsor two Dissertation Writing Camps in winter-spring 2019.
“Being able to focus all my energy and time to writing and [being] in an environment where others were motivated to do the same made all the difference,” said dissertator Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, who participated in the writing camp in January 2018.
When she applied for the camp, Blackburn Cohen wasn’t close to being finished with data analysis for her thesis, which focuses on the forced displacement of academics worldwide due to the political or ideological nature of their intellectual work.
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procrastination; isolation; negotiating with advisors; relationships and family). But graduate students at UW–Madison can embrace that journey with a group of other dissertators at the Dissertation Writing Camp.
The dissertation writing camp, which takes place each year in January and May, provides students with dedicated time to write and discuss their work with peers, while also engaging in workshops about goal-setting, time management, and staying motivated.
You are eligible to apply for dissertation camp if you meet all of the following criteria: Applicants will be selected based on their anticipated time to degree completion, the importance of dissertation camp at this stage of their project, and to ensure broad disciplinary representation.
Space is limited, and selection preference will be given to those who have not participated in Dissertation Writing Camp in the past.