Writing Boot Camp

Following a successful summer boot camp, we are moving ahead with more opportunities to participate in writing boot camps during the 2017-18 academic year.

October 24-28, 2017 - Wachapreague Writer's Retreat - CANCELED

This opportunity is for dissertation and thesis writers (or those writing first author manuscripts).  If you will benefit from a writing environment that is relatively free of both work and home distractions, this is the boot camp for you.  Camp participants will stay in one of the ESL houses (not the large dorm) and will be provided with three meals a day, snacks throughout the day and optional evening or early morning activities that are intended to support health and well-being.  Participants should plan to arrive by 11:30 am on Wednesday October 24th and depart by noon on Saturday October 28th.  Space is limited and priority will be given to senior students.  Applications are due by 5 pm on September 26th.

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Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday October 3, 2017 and will be required to submit a participant agreement and a $50 refundable deposit by Friday October 6, 2017.

CANCELATION NOTICE: This session has been canceled due to low enrollment.

January 8-12, 2018 - Winter Writing Boot Camp

If you can use help jumpstarting your prospectus, thesis or dissertation writing, are working on a chapter for a journal article but find that your process is not as well-structured as you would like, or are interested in becoming a more productive writer to meet your goals and deadlines, consider joining us for a writing boot camp in January 2018. 

Prospectus Writing Boot Camp – mandatory orientation will be on January 8th from 1:30-3:00 pm in Classroom A/B; camp will be in session from 8:30 am – 4 pm on January 9-11, 2018; this camp will focus on prospectus writing and will include a session on scientific writing.  In addition, faculty will share their best tips with you for writing a strong prospectus for your thesis or dissertation.

Writing Boot Camp – mandatory orientation will be on January 8th from 8:30-10:00 am in the Technology Classroom; camp will be in session from 8:30 am – 4 pm on January 8-12; much like the Summer 2017 boot camp, morning sessions during this camp will focus on the writing process and what you can do to enhance writing productivity.  A morning session on scientific writing will be available for all boot camp participants.

Re-Boot/Write-In Camp – this camp is limited to participants of the Summer 2017 Boot Camp; no orientation is required; participants must attend at least a half-day session each day: 8:30 am - Noon or 12:30 - 4:00 pm on January 8-12. Participants will write in the Hargis Library, with the Maury and Archive rooms reserved for exclusive use of Re-Boot participants.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day, as well as plenty of healthy and less healthy snacks.

Winter Writing Boot Camp is open to any student who has a writing project and is ready to write.

Contact the [[ad-as, Office of Academic Studies]] if you have any questions.  The Application and Participant Agreement are due on December 1st by 5:00 p.m.