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GPLL249 - Thesis Boost Writing Retreat

Does your thesis or research paper need a boost? Then join us for this hybrid five –days writing event, hosted in a supportive and motivating setting, and take a leap towards finishing your writing project.

Thesis Boost is for graduate students in the middle to later stages of writing their thesis or research paper. In partnership with the Library and the Student Success Centre, we will offer you dedicated writing time, optional workshops and activities, and consultations with librarians and writing advisors to advance your writing project and adopt productive writing habits.

You will have the option to join the retreat virtually on Zoom or in person at the Webster Library.

IMPORTANT NOTES
- All activities, including workshops and consultations with the librarians and writing advisors, are optional and offered only on Zoom. Students who will be at the library will have a dedicate space to join the online activities virtually.
- You can join the writing sessions on Zoom or in person at the library.
- Students who will join the event in person have to take the Mandatory COVID training and follow Concordia’s guidelines to access campus.
- Participants should have begun writing their thesis or paper before participating in this event.
- NO equipment (laptop) or printing will be available at the library.
- NO food or drinks are allowed at the library, and students have to wear surgical masks during their stay at the library.


More information will be available in May on campus access and how to sign up for the various sessions. For further workshop information, contact GradProSkills Events at GradProSkills-Events@concordia.ca


Learning Objectives


In this workshop, students will:
- Dedicate time to writing their thesis or research paper in a supportive and motivating environment.
- Have access to online one-on-one consultations with librarians and writing advisors.
- Learn how to write a literature review, plan their thesis submission, visualize their research data, know their thesis copyrights and how to get published.
- Break their isolation by joining a writing community and develop productive writing habits.


Leaders Information


Workshop leaders include:
- GradProSkills success in graduate school workshop leaders
- Subject librarians

There will also be librarians and writing advisors available for research and writing consultations.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.

Schedule

Feedback from Previous Participants

Both my concentration on and enthusiasm for my research were renewed after participating in the GradProSkills Thesis Boost. Dedicating three days purely to writing in a focused environment and surrounded by like-minded students was just what I needed to make a dent in my last thesis chapter.

- Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo, History MA student

If you want to get some work done for your dissertation register for Thesis Boost. In the 6-weeks after participating in Thesis Boost, I was able to get work done on two chapters of my dissertation. Take the chance to enjoy this experience, get some really good tips on how to organize your writing process, and share your experiences with others.

- Lara Khattab, PhD Student in Political Science

 

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