Dissertation Boot Camps

July 13-24, 2020

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—can be reimagined in remote formats. Join us virtually to make steady progress and…

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While one of the supports of in-person bootcamp is the fixed schedule, working from home often requires adapting to the schedules of multiple parties. To accommodate, the (re)Boot Camp offers a more flexible schedule. In addition to the required launch session, sign up for your choice of online group writing times and debriefing sessions to complement writing you do on your own. The good news – no travel time! A care package will arrive on your doorstep with snackage and writing swag to help see you through. And Writing Center Fellows will be on hand for all Writing Sessions.

Weekly Schedule

Pick one week, the other week, or both! Launch and wrap-up sessions required, plus participation in at least 3 Writing Sessions & Debriefs per week.

Monday
July 13/20
Tuesday
July 14/21
Wednesday
July 15/22
Thursday
July 16/23
Friday
July 17/24

10-11:15am
Launch Session: Goals, Schedule, and Working from home

11:30am-2:00pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2-4:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2-4:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2-4:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

2 -4:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

10am-12:30pm
Writing Session & Debrief

1:00pm
Plenary Debrief Session

Registration

Dissertation Boot Camp has limited enrollment. A motivational deposit of $50 is required, and then returned (or shredded on your behalf!) when you’ve fulfilled your re-boot commitment. To sign up, please submit a Bootcamp Application.

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