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Graduate Writing Boot Camp

Have you completed your research and are now writing chapters of your thesis? Want an environment where you can write distraction-free and make significant progress? Graduate Writing Boot Camp is for you!

Over three consecutive days, Graduate Writing Boot Camp will give you a productive, distraction-free work environment and space to make significant progress with your writing. We will also provide you with the opportunity for at least one individual session with a Writing Specialist, which will help you develop the strategies to become a more skillful writer. There will also be short input sessions that will equip you with techniques to help motivate you to continue with your writing.

All PhD students who participate in Graduate Writing Boot Camp will be entered into a draw for an all-expenses-paid trip to a five-day thesis writing retreat offered by Queen’s University. Two UOIT PhD students will participate in the Lake Shift writing retreat, along with doctoral candidates from across Ontario. Not to worry master's students, we will have some great prizes on hand for you too!

 

Tuesday, June 19 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC), Room 1058

Tuesday, June 19
Wednesday, June 20
Thursday, June 21
9 a.m.

Welcome and introductions

Writing

Writing

Writing

Noon Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45 p.m. Writing Writing Writing
2:15 p.m. Wellness break Wellness break Wellness break
2:30 p.m. Writing Writing Writing
4 p.m. Closing activity Closing activity Closing activity
  • Wellness breaks: Facilitated by mindfulness and wellness experts on campus.
  • Lunch is provided, as well as beverages and snacks throughout the day.

Tuesday, June 19 to Thursday, June 21, 2018
Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC), Room 1058

Register for Graduate Writing Boot Camp

In addition to the online registration, all participants are required to submit a Supervisor's Consent Form to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before Graduate Writing Boot Camp begins.

The boot camp is strictly limited to 20 participants. There is no charge for this event; however, a non-attendance fee of $50 will apply if you register but do not attend.

  1. Talk to your supervisor; they can help you decide if you are ready to take this opportunity to focus on your writing. 
  2. Identify the section(s) on which you will focus.
  3. Collect and organize in advance all the materials (e.g., notes, drafts, data, charts) that you will need over the three days. 
  4. Think about the areas in which you would like specific help during your individual session with a Writing Specialist.
  5. Check if your schedule allows you to be available throughout the three days. A Supervisor’s Consent Form will be required in order to complete your registration.

Please note: The boot camp is for writing, not for further reading or research. You will be expected to commit to each of the three days, to be punctual and to reserve Internet use and texting for lunch breaks. We want you to make serious progress with your writing!

If you have any questions about Graduate Writing Boot Camp, please contact gradstudies@uoit.ca.