Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Dissertation Writing as Practice Series - All Disciplines!


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 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 and share your experiences and challenges with your peers. 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 discuss your dissertation progress, set goals for the next week, engage with relevant readings, and complete short reflective exercises through the course Canvas site.

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

Intended Audience: This workshop series is designed for doctoral students across all disciplines who have advanced to All But Dissertation stage (ABD) and have started writing their dissertation. Sessions: Thursdays, Oct 14th, 21st, 28th, Nov 4th, 11th, 18th.

1. Time Management and Dissertation Planning (Oct 14th). . 2. Crafting a Holistic Dissertation Writing Practice (Oct 21st). . 3. Working through Distractions and Procrastination (Oct 28th). . 4. Writing through Imposter Stress [All-GSAS student workshop] (Nov 4th). . 5. Hanging up on Perfectionism and Demoralization (Nov 11th). . 6. DWAP Adjusted Dissertation Working Plans & Series Celebration (Nov 18th) 

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