Dissertation Writers' Retreat

Kate Stuart
April 4, 2014

Dissertation Writers' Retreat
May 12-16, 2014

Sponsored by the Writing Studio, the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Graduate Development Network

PhD students often use their summers to make significant headway on their dissertations. This May, the Writing Studio will help to start the summer off right for a select group of dissertation writers by providing a structured environment for five days of writing and revision. These days will include significant individual writing time, optional one-on-one consultations with trained writing consultants, brief goal-setting sessions, and the option to attend afternoon mini-workshops to learn and practice relevant writing techniques. Lunch will be provided each day, courtesy of the Graduate School.

To apply, please click HERE. Be sure to complete the form by Friday, April 18, 2014. You will be prompted to give thoughtful, detailed answers to the following questions: 

  • On which portion of your dissertation do you intend to work during the retreat?
  • Describe your specific writing goals for the week: what will you have accomplished by week’s end, and how do you intend to distribute that work over the course of four days?
  • What specific challenges do you anticipate facing as you work on this portion of the dissertation? 

Those selected to participate will be invited by April 25, and asked to confirm their attendance by May 2. 

Please direct all questions to gary.a.jaeger@vanderbilt.edu