Dissertation Writers' Workshop for Doctoral Candidates

If you have wanted to attend one of the Writing Center's Dissertation Boot Camps, but you have not been able to, please consider our one-day workshop. You'll learn about research resources and strategies for staying sane while writing. You'll also do some long- and short-term planning, and write for about three hours.
 
All participants will be eligible to participate in future Dissertation Writers' Days, which are offered monthly by the Writing Center.
 
Graduate students with approved proposals in any Pitt school are eligible to participate. 

RSVP required | Limited Seating
See below for further details.

The Writing Center • 317B O'Hara Student Center
Saturday, April 14 • 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. 

 
•    9:00 Arrive, get coffee/tea
•    9:15: Writing Center Presentation:"Getting Organized by Using Short- and Long-term Planning"
•    10:00 a.m.– noon Focused writing time
•    Noon: Lunch Break 
•    1:00: Writing Center Presentation: "Overcoming Resistance and Staying Sane While Writing Your Dissertation"
•    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Focused writing time
 
What You Should Bring
 
•  Coffee, tea, and bagels will be provided in the morning. If you prefer something different, please bring it.
•  Bring laptops and writing-related materials for the dedicated writing time. 
•  Please bring your lunch.  (We have a small refrigerator and a microwave.)
•  The Writing Center's heating and cooling is highly variable, so wear layers.
  
Sponsored by the Writing Center and the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
 
RSVP required; email jgrace@pitt.edu by Wed., April 11. Include your name, program and school, and expected graduation date.