Dissertation Boot Camp Weekend

March 16-18, 2018

Hosted by the Graduate School, University Libraries, and the Writing Lab

Completing one's dissertation is the ultimate academic accomplishment, but creating dedicated time to concentrate solely on writing can be difficult. The Graduate School is committed to helping you succeed. In doing so, we are excited to offer a Dissertation Boot Camp weekend, March 16-18, 2018. This boot camp inspired retreat has been developed to provide you with a distraction-free weekend so you can remain focused on your writing!

Our program has been developed to help provide you with a quiet space so you can remain focused on your writing and the opportunity to network with other colleagues working on their dissertations. Plus, we will be providing you all of your meals and snacks in one place, so you don't have to break your focus by leaving to eat.

Registration is limited to 50 seats and is on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the March 2018 Dissertation Boot Camp is now open. The cost for Boot Camp is $40.

Schedule of Activities

Friday, March 16, 2018

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Goal Setting and Writing Time

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Writing Time
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • 1:30 - 5:30 PM
Writing Time
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Writing Time

Sunday, March 18, 2018

  • Noon - 12:30 PM
  • 12:30 - 5:00 PM
Writing Time

Dissertation Boot Camp will give doctoral students:

  • a quiet space (bring your own laptop);
  • structured time to write their dissertation;
  • meals and snacks throughout the entire weekend;
  • the opportunity to meet other students working on their dissertations and discuss your writing with them;
  • the opportunity to make connections for developing writing and support groups outside of the boot camp, and
  • resource materials related to research and writing.

Questions, please contact:

Marnie Saunders, Associate Dean / (330) 972-6590 / mms129@uakron.edu

Karen Greene, Director, Graduate Admissions & Student Services / (330) 972-2135 / greene@uakron.edu