Graduate Student Dissertation/Thesis Writing Boot Camp

Dec 1, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Howlett Hall, Room 139
Leo Taylor
Student working on project

The CFAES Graduate Student Support Group will host a dissertation/thesis writing boot camp on Sunday, December 1 from 1-4pm in Howlett 139. This boot camp will provide you with a brief overview of how to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) goals and tips on writing. Each person will be given a post-it and will establish a writing goal for the day. At a break or at the end of the day everyone will go over their goals, discuss if they were met, and identity challenges/obstacles to writing and how to approach them. Lunch will be provided during this session.

Come prepared to write! A write-in is only effective for writing if you spend the time actually writing. That means all notes from the literature should be taken and available and all statistical analyses completed. However, if you are not quite ready to write and want to take advantage of this opportunity to work on stats or literature you are most welcome to attend. 

Seats are limited and available on a first come basis, we can accommodate approximately 12 people. Please send an RSVP email to Leo Taylor (, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion and Grad Student Support Group Facilitator,.or Equtiy and Iclusion's Program Assistant, Alicia Baca ( and include the time you anticipate being present. If you have any other questions or need to cancel, please contact Dr. Leo Taylor (