Writing Boot Camp

Do you need help jump-starting your prospectus, thesis or dissertation writing?  Are you working on a chapter for a journal article but find that your process is not as well structured as you would like?  Are you interested in becoming a more productive writer to meet your goals and deadlines?  If so, consider joining us for Writing Boot Camp.

The primary goals for Boot Camp are to help you:

  1. Identify and use effective strategies to become a more productive writer.
  2. Reflect on your individual writing process and habits as a basis for developing a strategic plan for writing, as well as target completion dates.

And, overall, to encourage formation of a peer writing community so that you continue to receive peer support post-Boot Camp.

We want to help you accomplish your writing and degree completion goals.  To do so, we will provide distraction-free writing space, host special morning sessions with invited guests who will speak on topics related to writing and productivity, provide opportunities for group discussion, provide individual writing consultations and opportunities for peer review of your writing, and expect you to complete at least 4 hours of writing each day.

Boot Camp is open to any student who has a writing project and is ready to write.  A $50 refundable deposit is required to participate (see further details in the participation agreement; link below).

Upcoming Writing Boot Camp - January 2020

When: January 6-10, 2020

Where: Watermen’s Hall Technology Classroom

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

Submit an Application and Participation Agreement by December 1st, 2019.

Sample schedule from last year's Writing Boot Camp.