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Thesis Studio (3 days)

When Mar 23, 2021 09:00 AM to
Mar 25, 2021 01:00 PM
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Who is Thesis Studio for?

The workshop is suitable for all stages and projects for PhD writing.

What is the Thesis Studio?

Thesis Studio is an intensive writing retreat that helps you make significant progress on your writing projects. It takes you out of your regular, busy routine and provides you will a dedicated and supportive (virtual) environment in which you can focus on getting a lot of writing done in a relatively short amount of time. You can work on your thesis, a paper manuscript or any other piece of academic writing during the workshop.

Each day consists of short inputs, group meetings, individual coaching, as well as hours of structured, distraction-free writing.  The short voluntary lectures and activities during the lunch break will help you analyze your process and establish good habits. During the individual coaching sessions (available on demand during the morning), you can talk to the instructor about where you are stuck or any other themes related to your writing process. You will leave the workshop with a significant amount of writing done, the tools you need to become a more productive and self-assured writer and a community of peers who can support you.

You will learn how to:

  • get a lot of writing done in a short amount of time
  • better understand your unique writing process, leverage your strengths and recognize and work on your weaknesses 
  • master strategies for productive writing that will benefit you long after the workshop
  • better manage your time, energy and attention 
  • reduce the stress, waste, and anxiety that often accompanies academic writing 
  • improve your well-being 

 

How is Thesis Studio different than Golden Days?

Thesis Studio combines multiple parts of the Graduate School into one powerful program. You can think of it as a writing retreat.  The power of Thesis Studio lies in the combination of 4 factors: 1. Structured time dedicated to writing (you’ve cleared your schedule) 2. On demand writing help from a coach 3. Short inputs on relevant themes such as time management, work-life balance etc and a group that will support you and keep you on track.

Schedule

Prep Session:  March 10th from 11:30-12:30: The instructor will give you tips and tricks (and a check list) for things to do so you get the most out of the workshop. Attendance is mandatory.

Workshop: March 23nd - March 25th (9:00-16:00)

Day 1

7:30-9:00 Optional writing time

9:00-10:00 Orientation and introductions

10:00-12:00 Writing time (Participants are encouraged to write in 25- 90- minute blocks without interrupting their writing)

12:00-13:00 Lunch (optional mini-lecture and discussion on related topic: managing stress, maximizing time and energy for greater productivity, tips for writing)

13:00-15:30 Writing time

15:30-16:00 End-of-day check-in group meeting

16:00-18:00 Optional writing time

Day 2

7:30-9:00 Optional writing time

9:00-9:30 Group meeting to share daily goals and any obstacles

9:30-12:00 Writing time

12:00-13:00 Lunch (optional mini-lecture and discussion on related topic: managing stress, maximizing time and energy for greater productivity, tips for writing)

13:00-15:30 Writing time

15:30-16:00 End-of-day check-in group meeting

16:00-18:00 Optional writing time

Day 3

7:30-9:00 Optional writing time

9:00-9:30 Group meeting to share daily goals and any obstacles

9:30-12:00 Writing time

12:00-13:00 Group meeting and wrap up.

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-18:00 Voluntary writing time

 

Facilitator

Dr. Djahane Banoo Salehabadi

Registration

Deadline: March 8, 2021. Please register with your full name here. Only registered members of the Graduate School can sign up for our workshops. Registration is free and simple. To become a Graduate School member, please click here.

Participants

Minimum 8 participants

Please note

1) Attendance is mandatory for all sessions

2) This is not a scientific writing workshop

3) You must attend the preparation workshop