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Badges - Dissertation Writing Workshop

This weeklong workshop will be open to 30 doctoral students who have begun or are ready to begin writing their dissertation. Such students will typically be planning to graduate in the Fall of 2018 or Spring of 2019. Students will receive a $500 participation award, instruction in several different dissertation writing topics, have a supportive writing environment to work on their dissertation with snacks and lunches provided, and are required to participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their dissertation writing across the spring semester. Registration is now open and closes May 14, 2018.

Typical daily schedule for the week:


Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator


Snack Break & Writing Tip


Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator




Writer’s Toolbox Topic Presentations


Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator


Snack Break & Writing Tip


Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator

The initial Monday morning meeting will cover how the workshop will work and organizing your writing effort. The daily schedule will consist of four 1 to 1 ½ hour sessions for students to work on their dissertations in accountability groups with other students and a writing facilitator. There will be a midmorning and midafternoon snack break with short writing tips. Lunch will be provided. The afternoon sessions will start with the Writer’s Toolbox topic presentations will then mirror the morning sessions with time to write as well as snack breaks and writing tips.

The writing accountability groups will continue to meet biweekly eight times throughout the semester to facilitate progress on students' dissertations.

Participants are required to attend all five of the all-day workshop sessions and all of the accountability sessions to be eligible for a $500 participation award. Participants failing to attend all of the all-day workshop and all of the accountability sessions will be charged a $100 non-participation fee to their bursar account.

Students who applied for the workshop require their advisor’s confirmation that they are ready to initiate writing of their dissertation.

The Dissertation Writing Workshop carries Level 3 OSU Graduate Digital Badge credit in communications competency: http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/Digital_Badges_360

Accommodations are available on a limited basis for students residing 50 miles or more from campus. Priority will be given to those students commuting the furthest distance on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact the Graduate College at gradcareersuccess@okstate.edu as soon as possible to check on availability of space.


Dates & Times:
8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday, May 21, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm, Thursday, May 24, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday, May 25, 2018
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