John McCarthy writes:
I am writing to draw your attention to the dissertation writing retreats that will be offered this summer under the joint sponsorship of the Graduate School’s Ofﬁce of Professional Development and the University Writing Center. These week-long workshops offer extensive structured time to write, receive feedback, and develop effective writing strategies.
Doctoral students who have already begun writing or who will be ready to begin writing by summer are welcome to apply. Two workshops are currently being planned:
June 6-10, 2016 from 9am-4pm
June 20-24, 2016 from 9am-4pm
This is the third summer in which we have offered these workshops, and the benefits – writing blocks overcome, chapters finished, dissertations defended – demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. These workshops offer more than just a quiet place to write; they also provide expert guidance in the process of writing and how to increase productivity.
Please apply by April 19, 2016. You can find additional information and links to the application form here: http://bit.ly/2016Flyer
There is, of course, no charge to participants, and the Graduate School provides childcare scholarships of up to $150 to participants who need them.