Dissertation Boot Camps

Princeton Graduate Students: Feeling stuck at home and stuck on your writing? Don’t despair: the central elements of a productive Dissertation Boot Camp—space to write, focused writing time, camaraderie, and the opportunity to reflect on the writing process—have been reimagined for a remote format!

Dissertation Boot Camp offers a more flexible schedule to adapt to the demands of working at home. In addition to the required opening and closing sessions, sign up for your choice of 5 weekly online group writing and debriefing sessions, each led by a graduate Writing Center Fellow, to complement writing that you do on your own.

Weekly Schedule

Dissertation Boot Camp runs over two weeks, from Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 23. The launch and plenary debrief sessions are required, plus participation in at least 5 writing sessions & debriefs per week. Writing Center Fellows will be on hand for all Writing Sessions. All session times are in Eastern Time.

Monday
July 12
Tuesday
July 13
Wednesday
July 14
Thursday
July 15
Friday
July 16

11am-12:15pm
Launch Session: Goals, Schedule, and Working from Home (Required)

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

Monday
July 19
Tuesday
July 20
Wednesday
July 21
Thursday
July 22
Friday
July 23

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-4:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:15pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2pm-3:15pm
Plenary Debrief Session (Required)

Registration

Dissertation Boot Camp has limited enrollment. Priority consideration is given based on applicant's proximity to graduation and year in program; other considerations include prioritizing first-time applicants and disciplinary diversity among participants.

A motivational deposit of $50, paid by check, is required. Your check is not cashed upon receipt; it is returned (or shredded on your behalf!) when you’ve fulfilled your Boot Camp commitment.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 18 at 5pm Eastern Time.

A joint initiative of the Princeton Writing Program and the Graduate School