Graduate Student Resource Center

Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camp

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Pack up your Dissertation or Thesis and Report to Writing Boot Camp
March 21-25, 2019

Schwartz Library, 1st floor
March 21-25, 2019
Boot Camp Introductory Session - Thursday at 10AM or 5PM

Register here

The introductory session (recommended for all participants) and group workshops will be held in the Schwartz Library beginning on Thursday at 10AM or 5PM in the LCLC Lab across from The Writing Center.


Doctoral or master’s level students who are working on their dissertation, thesis or other major writing projects.


The Writing Center and the Graduate Student Resource Center offer you the space, time, and support dedicated to completing your project and addressing your needs related to completion.

  • Structured and unstructured time dedicated to your writing project.
  • One-on-one consultation and short workshops by writing tutors and staff from the CSU Writing Center and College of Graduate Studies.
  • Special session about formatting, style and submission requirements for OhioLink, and more.
Boot Camp Sessions
March 21, 10am or 5pm:
Introductory Session (recommended for all participants)
March 21, 4pm:
OhioLink Prep Class - How to Prepare, Format and Submit your Thesis
March 22, 10am or 5pm:
Managing your Writing Time
March 23-24:
Designated Writing Time (Locations on and off campus will be suggested)
March 25, 1pm:
Lunch on us! Dissertation Q/A with recent PhD grad and with Dean Nigamanth Sridhar, College of Graduate Studies

Plus, individual appointments will be available with The Writing Center staff.


Michael Schwartz Library 1st floor, LCLC Lab near The Writing Center

Student Feedback:

What aspect of the Writing Boot Camp was most valuable to you?

• Knowing there were others who needed help too
• The information presented was either reassuring or useful
• Additional information and access about available resources
• Individual meeting with Dr. McDonald (Writing Center Director)
• Writing center tips and recommendations
• Personal anecdotes on how individuals wrote their theses
• Resources that were shared

 Boot Camp Survey, Spring 2018-GSRC