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Dissertation Boot Camp

Dates:September 7 - November 3, 2012
Meets:6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fri; 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sat, 8 sessions
Location:Sherrod Library
Instructor:Cecilia McIntosh
Fee: $125.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


Course Description

Are you stalled at the writing stage of your thesis or dissertation? Having problems getting started? Dread the review process? Need a focused environment for writing? Need help with your literature search? Looking for insights on writing strategies to finish? Afraid of the thesis/dissertation writing process?

WE CAN HELP!!! Come to the East Tennessee State University Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. A collaboration between the ETSU School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach, School of Graduate Studies, Writing Center, Sherrod Library, and Graduate Faculty. This boot camp will help in the writing progress leading to completion of the thesis or dissertation.

The emphasis will be on focused writing time (80-100%) in a library computer lab plus options for mini-workshops on topics such as:

  • Milestones and Speed Bumps;
  • Thesis and Dissertation Style Guides;
  • Review of Writing Mechanics;
  • The Review and Editing Process;
  • Organizing Literature for Review;
PLUS actual review by and feedback from expert thesis/dissertation reader!
Registration covers FOUR sessions: Friday evenings from 5:30-10:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am-6:00 pm (with option of staying until 9:00 pm). You are expected to attend all four sessions.
  • Session I September 5-6, 2014;
  • Session II  September 19-20, 2014;
  • Session II October 3-4, 2014;
  • Session III October 24-25, 2014.

This Boot Camp will take place at ETSU Sherrod Library, room 317

Follow the links for registration.

Registration includes snacks and Saturday lunches.

Appointment with a writing tutor (weekdays) is an extra charge of $15 per hour, available starting session II.