Texas Tech University


Thesis and Dissertation
Boot Camps

See updated information about Spring 2024 Completion Camp below.

Winter 2024

Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camps are intended to help students progress through the writing stages of the thesis and dissertation process. Boot camp motivates participants by providing space, writing support, structured time, and a sense of community. Participants will learn about the thesis and dissertation process and will develop more effective writing practices. Each day of boot camp will include a half-hour goal setting and discussion session followed by 2.5 hours of sustained independent writing time. Writing consultants will be available for brief, 15-minute consultations to provide feedback on your writing or help you get unstuck.  
 
NOTE:  Two, separate boot camps run the same week, but at different times.  The online camp will feature guest speakers on relevant topics for the first portion of each evening. Participants in the in-person camp will be provided access to the guest speaker sessions, and recordings will be sent out to all boot camp participants at the end of the week.  

Online Boot Camp

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Date and Time: January 22-25, 6-9PM, daily 
Location: Online via Zoom   
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 12pm (noon)  

In-Person Boot Camp

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Date and Time: January 23-26, 11:30AM - 3PM, daily   
Location: Graduate Writing Center (Third Floor of Weeks Hall)  
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 12pm (noon)  

 

Spring 2024 Completion Camp

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Date and Time: Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, March 22, 9:00AM - 12PM, daily
                                  Breakfast at 8:30AM
Location: Graduate Writing Center (Third Floor of Weeks Hall)  
                      Zoom link available for distance students
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 12pm (noon)  

Each spring, in addition to our regularly scheduled Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camps, we offer a Thesis and Dissertation Completion Camp for those students planning to graduate in the upcoming spring or summer semesters. This camp will be held the week following spring break and will be closely tailored to the needs of students defending, revising, and submitting their thesis or dissertation in spring or summer. 

 

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