Dissertation Boot Camp

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2017 Boot Camp will be held March 17-19

*Spring Boot Camp registration is currently closed*

Sam Houston State University Dissertation Boot Camp and Writing Support Services

The Office of Graduate Studies at Sam Houston State University is fully committed to supporting those students at or approaching the proposal, thesis, or dissertation portion of their education. We offer writing intensive workshops, support groups, and a weekend long "boot camp" geared towards aiding students in need throughout their writing processes.

If you need help jumpstarting or completing your proposal, thesis or dissertation, or want to become more efficient in meeting your writing goals and deadlines, we encourage you to attend any of our writing sessions, groups, or Dissertation Boot Camp.

What is Dissertation Boot Camp?

This all-inclusive weekend long program is designed to assist post comps students who are enrolled in any dissertation or proposal course at the university. Services provided throughout the event include research, writing, and statistics assistance, along with other services provided in a one-on-one environment free of charge to selected students. Dedicated writing blocks will be available each day during Boot Camp.

In order to attend Boot Camp, you must be nominated by Graduate faculty, staff, or advisors. Nominations should include the students' name, Sam ID, and email address and can be emailed to gradstudies@shsu.edu. All nominated students will be contacted with further information. Selected students are expected to attend all sessions during Boot Camp.

2017 Dissertation Boot Camp will be held March 17-19 at the main campus.

Other Writing Support Services

In addition to Boot Camp, we encourage all students working on major projects, research, capstone projects, theses, or dissertation work to attend our Thesis/ Dissertation support groups and Re-Boot Writing days at the Woodlands Center. Lunch or snacks are provided at each event and support staff is present to help with various topics.

2016-2017 Dates

February 4- Thesis/ Dissertation Support Group- TWC 9:30-11:00am
February 18- Re-Boot Writing Day- TWC 10:00-4:00pm
March 4- Thesis/ Dissertation Support Group- TWC 9:30-11:00am
March 17-19- Dissertation Boot Camp- Huntsville Campus
April 1- Thesis/ Dissertation Support Group- TWC 9:30-11:00am
April 22- Re-Boot Writing Day- TWC 10:00-4:00pm
June 3- Thesis/ Dissertation Support Group- TWC 9:30-11:00am
June 17- Re-Boot Writing Day- TWC 10:00-4:00pm