Dissertation Boot Camp at Donaldson Brown

Details

Hosted by: Writing Center
When: Friday, October 18 2013, 5:00 PM to Monday, October 21 2013, 9:00 AM
Location: Donaldson Brown Conference Center (map)
200 Mt Ararat Farm Rd
Port Deposit, MD 21904

Dissertation Boot Camp at Donaldson Brown is a strenuous weekend of writing workshops and dedicated writing time designed for those students who are ready to make real progress on their dissertations.

To participate in this Dissertation Boot Camp, you must be able to commit to the entire weekend, and you must have your mentor's approval.

Meals, lodging, and transportation to the Donaldson Brown Conference Center will be provided. Space is limited to 20 seats. 

>>To RSVP, email sclawson@umaryland.edu and provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your school and program
  • Your mentor's name
  • Your current place in the dissertation process (e.g. proposal, first draft, etc.)

Once accepted, you will receive a confirmation email.

Agenda

Friday 10/18

  • 5:00 pm          Depart SMC Campus Center
  • 6:30 pm          Arrive at Donaldson Brown
  • 7:00 pm          Introductions and Dinner
  • 8:00 pm          Boot Camp Overview

Saturday 10/19

  • 8:00 am          Breakfast
  • 9:00 am          Time Management and Accountability Workshop           
  • 10:00 am        Uninterrupted Writing
  • 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 1:00 pm          Overcoming Writer’s Block Workshop
  • 2:00 pm          Uninterrupted Writing
  • 4:30 pm          Walking break
  • 5:00 pm          Dinner
  • 6:00 pm          Uninterrupted Writing
  • 8:00 pm          Improving Your Sentences Workshop (Optional)
  • 9:00 pm          Self-evaluation and Wrap-up

Sunday 10/20

  • 8:00 am          Breakfast
  • 9:00 am          Dissertation Organization Workshop
  • 10:00 am        Uninterrupted Writing
  • 12:00 pm        Lunch
  • 1:00 pm          Peer Review Workshop
  • 2:00 pm          Peer Review
  • 3:00 pm          Uninterrupted Writing
  • 5:00 pm          Dinner
  • 6:00 pm          Uninterrupted Writing
  • 8:00 pm          Self-evaluation and Final Wrap-up

Monday 10/21

  • 7:00 am          Breakfast
  • 8:00 am          Depart Donaldson Brown
  • 9:00 am          Arrive at SMC Campus Center