Next Write-In Session: June 16-20
The Dissertation Write-In is a five-day workshop designed to help graduate students break through personal procrastination habits and make good progress on writing. All participants are asked to make a commitment to write for four hours each day, in exchange for supportive programming, free coffee, snacks, and lunch. An optional afternoon session means that graduate students can challenge themselves to write for up to seven hours a day. This is a chance to reach goals and produce a great deal of work in a concentrated amount of time.
Registration for Dissertation Write-Ins is limited to 20 students. There are ongoing opportunities to participate in write-ins. Master's students can take part in a concurrent Thesis Write-In during Spring Break. To date, more than 10 Dissertation and Thesis Write-Ins have been held, serving more than 200 graduate students.
Please note, although registration is first-come first-served, priority will be given to those writing chapters of their dissertations and to new participants. To sign up, please complete the registration form, and submit the $50 “motivational deposit” (check/cash) to Kalee Ludeks in the Office of the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education (Administration Building, Room 224). Checks may be made payable to the University of Chicago. Registration will not be considered complete until the check has been received. Deposits will be returned/refunded in full upon completion of the entire commitment for the Write-In.
Dissertation Support Group for Graduate Students
Offered by Student Counseling Service, this is a resource for mutual support and strategy-sharing that has been helpful for many students. The group will meet weekly and run through the academic year. For more information, please contact Tamara Claman, Psy.D..