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2016 Case Western Reserve University Dissertation Boot Camp

2016 Case Western Reserve University Dissertation Boot Camp


Currently Accepting Applications

The School of Graduate Studies and the Writing Resource Center (WRC) are pleased to announce that Summer 2016 Dissertation Boot Camp is scheduled for June 6-10 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bellflower Hall.  The cost is free.

What is the Dissertation Boot Camp?

The Dissertation Boot Camp is a structured program designed to assist MA/MS and Doctoral Candidates from any discipline make progress on their thesis or dissertation. They are offered at several colleges and universities throughout the country. The CWRU boot camp will provide students with four hours of quiet writing time as well as tips for completing their projects in a timely and healthy manner. Each student will be provided with quiet writing space, and lunch as well as snacks will be provided.

Why a Dissertation Boot Camp?

Dissertation boot camps are effective in helping graduate students establish and practice the habits of good writing. They provide a quiet work space, a clear schedule for writing, and peer support. Our CWRU-specific goals are  not only to help create a sense of community among the graduate students across campus, but also to encourage students to recognize and develop  their writing processes, and to learn and put into practice strategies that will help them to finish projects in the future.

Eligibility and Essential Details

  • Students must be MA/MS or Doctoral Candidates and be in the writing stages of their project.
  • Students should come prepared with the research necessary to produce the desired text.
  • Students must apply online at
  • Students must attend all days of the boot camp and must attend the full-day of each session. Note: A $50 fee will be charged to the account of any student who fails to do either of these things.
  • The boot camp is limited to the first 13 qualified students. Participants will be notified of acceptance in May.
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