Interdisciplinary Dissertation Workshop
ENGL 9010: This class is an intensive pass/fail workshop for doctoral students in any discipline. It revolves around three basic ideas: writers benefit from an environment in which writing is prioritized; peer accountability sustains motivation and progress; and a structured schedule and set of flexible writing strategies can together contribute to successful writing sessions. Participants spend the majority of their time writing in a shared space. The group breaks periodically for discussions on topics of common interest, such as motivation, goal setting, time management and successful writing habits and rituals, as well as brief movement exercises and writing activities drawn from the required text. Assessment is based on consistent participation and a written reflection describing progress made during the workshop, strategies learned that will affect subsequent writing activities and projected writing goals for the next three months.
This one-credit course is extremely beneficial to students in all stages of thesis or dissertation writing. For the Maymester term only, the Graduate School will cover the tuition cost for graduate students taking this course for the first time.
Available Summer (Maymester term) and Fall Semester only.