CGU Writing Center Dissertation & Thesis Workshop

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The Dissertation & Thesis Workshop is a biweekly group that gathers as a learning community to motivate and help each other in completing dissertations and Masters' theses, as well as in preparing proposals for dissertations and theses. We meet to set goals, report on progress, and engage in peer writing feedback and support.

WHO: All CGU students who are writing dissertation proposals or dissertations, as well as Masters students working on their theses.

WHY:  Because dissertating and thesis writing does not have to be maddeningly slow or done in isolation.

WHAT:  In the dissertation & theses workshops:

  • We set and report on intentions for moving our work forward
  • We share tips and strategies for managing, balancing, and negotiating our dissertation process in relation to the multiple other roles we have in life. This is also known as "owning your crazy" ....
  • We read and give feedback to short pieces of our writing or to presentations of ideas and concepts related to our work. Each time, we work on different people's writing. This is a safe and productive space to get some feedback, and if nothing else to hear your words live for real in the world.

WHEN: We meet every 2 weeks on the following dates from 4 - 6 pm:

January - 29
February - 12 & 26
March - 12 & 26
April - 9 & 23

May - 7

WHERE: McManus Conference Room


The Graduate Journey

The Graduate Journey is a peer learning and support group that is open to ALL CGU students.

Graduate school can be bewildering and stressful as each person's journey is unique. Do you have questions about how to cope with the seemingly crazy reading and research demands? Do you wonder what exactly your professors or advisor expects of you? Are you multi-tasking your various life roles and wondering if there is a way to stay sane and healthy through it all?

Come to the Graduate Journey workshops once a month to connect with other students, learn and share useful tips and strategies for staying on top of your work, navigating the maze of requirements in graduate level work, while keeping sanity and health intact.

Meeting dates for Spring 2013:

February 5th
MARCH AND APRIL DATES PENDING - please check back soon

WHERE: McManus Conference Room

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