Intersession Thesis Writing Boot Camp at Butler/Wilson
Make headway on your thesis during January intersession!
Finish a few chapters or even a first draft for a Feb. deadline!
Plan ahead and REGISTER NOW for the Thesis Boot Camp at Butler/Wilson:
Who? You, your friends, and RGS writing group leaders from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Thesis writers at all stages from all colleges are welcome.
What? Focused quiet working periods and brief goal-setting sessions; personalized consultations with writing group leaders, healthy snacks and caffeinated beverages; free catered lunches; optional discipline-specific workshops to help you make real progress and outsmart your inner procrastinator.
When? Monday Jan 27th - Friday January 31st; focused work time 9 am – 1:30 pm each day (caffeinate and sign in beginning at 8:30), and optional afternoon sessions from 2 pm - 5 pm.
Where? J-Street Library at Wilson and Mellon Library at Butler
Why? Get it done. Write/research brilliantly in the company of others: writing group leaders will guide goal-setting and hold you accountable to quiet, focused research/writing, helping you to be productive.
Here’s what participants said about their experience last year:
- I feel leagues ahead in terms of how I conceive of the long-term writing process. The kind of work that we did feels sustainable across a semester, as opposed to the race to the finish that is usually my main source of momentum.
- I got an idea for my last chapter! I finally created a thesis document! Found a ton of books and articles online. I’m really excited to work on my topic again—the project seems very feasible, no longer overwhelming.
Space is limited: sign up at THIS LINK and bring a $20 motivational deposit to the Wilson College Office by 5 p.m. on January 22 to confirm participation. The deposit will be returned only if you attend the full session every day of the boot camp (afternoons are optional).
Curious about other thesis options in the colleges during break? See the full list here.
Watch for news about our Spring Break Boot Camp!
Co-sponsored by Wilson and Butler Colleges