Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Dissertation Writing as Practice Series 3 of 6


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

In this series, you will learn about strategies for managing the long-game of the dissertation process, discuss how to be more productive at the initial stage of your writing, and engage in a unique collaborative space where you can share your experiences and challenges with your fellow dissertation writers. We will explore effective practices for pacing your dissertation writing while helping you overcome key common writing blocks and achieve balance in your writing and personal life. During each session, we will engage with a relevant theme, discuss your writing practice and progress, and complete short reflective exercises through the dedicated DWAP course Canvas site. New to this series, we will also host a weekly optional-but encouraging-Friday online Write-In for participants of this series facilitated by an experienced GWL Fellow where you can set your session goals, write together, and get the most out of your Friday writing time.

PLEASE NOTE: We strongly suggest that participants register for and plan to attend all sessions as part of peer-support and honing of their own writing routines and practices.

Intended Audience: This workshop series is designed for doctoral students across all dsiciplines who have advanced to All But Dissertation stage (ABD) and have started writing their dissertation.

Sessions: 1. Time Management and Dissertation Planning; 2. Crafting a Holistic Dissertation Writing Practice; 3. Working through Distractions and Procrastination; 4. Writing through Imposter Stress [All-GSAS student workshop]; 5. Hanging up on Perfectionism and Demoralization; 6. Adjusted DWAP Working Plans & Series Takeaways.