Wed, Feb 10, 2021 1:00 PM –

Fri, Feb 12, 2021 4:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Are you ready to begin your Capstone/Thesis/Dissertation? This workshop series is for you! Our three-day series covers topics from beginning your project, to project management and finally to writing productivity. Featuring a panel discussion from crossdisplinary graduate faculty to jump start our program and ending the series with the Mason Writing Center’s weekly Graduate Write-In. For a full list of sessions and programs checkout our event page!
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Fri, Feb 12, 2021
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Thesis/Dissertation Week: Writing Your Way into Your Research - Write-In

If you're looking for group accountability and time to write with other Mason graduate students who are also serious about making progress on their writing goals, sign up for this Friday’s Write-In with the Writing Center. Writers bring their coffee, a set of goals, and a commitment to join the group on time and remain for the entire session. We begin with a short conversation about goals and end with a short wrap-up on accomplishments. The remaining time is dedicated to writing. A Writing Center consultant is present to coordinate the session and to take consultations.

Fri, Feb 12, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Thesis/Dissertation Week: Writing Your Way into Your Research - University Dissertation & Thesis Services Overview

Sally Evans, UDTS Coordinator, will walk you through the Interactive Template, which can be found here: http://library.gmu.edu/udts/resources#templates. Many of our graduate students who are writing theses and dissertations find this template useful when preparing their documents for the mandatory Format Review. You are not required to use this template, but if you are interested in learning more about it, then please attend this workshop.

Thu, Feb 11, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Thesis/Dissertation Week: Writing Your Way into Your Research - Strategies for Structuring and Writing Lit Reviews

Literature reviews are an important and often necessary part of graduate-level writing and research, but the process and strategies used to write lit reviews can sometimes seem elusive or mysterious. This workshop takes the mystery out of lit reviews by offering strategies for both structuring and writing them. Prepare to leave with a clearer sense of how these organizational strategies can help you navigate and write lit reviews in your discipline.

Thu, Feb 11, 2021
3:10 PM – 4:15 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Thesis/Dissertation Week: Writing Your Way into Your Research - Managing Your Capstone/Thesis/Diss

This session will provide you with strategies for managing large projects such as research projects, community service events, and dissertations. Learn how to define the scope of your project, identify resources, create a timeline, and keep everything organized.

Wed, Feb 10, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Thesis/Dissertation Week: Writing Your Way into Your Research - Mindful Writing: Practices for Easing Graduate Writing Stress

Rewarding and exciting as it can be, writing at the graduate level is often synonymous with stress. In this workshop, we offer mindful writing as a means of easing the stress and fatigue of grad writing. Prepare to leave with mindful writing practices and resources you can use in your thinking, writing, and researching.

Wed, Feb 10, 2021
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Thesis/Dissertation Week: Writing Your Way into Your Research - Panel: How to Navigate Your Post Coursework Journey

This panel brings together faculty from Mason’s graduate faculty, representing the different colleges and fields of study. Panelists will be asked questions along the line of what they wished candidates (both MA/MS and PhD) knew about post-coursework (going into their exams/thesis/diss/final projects). They will be giving discipline/field specific advice about generating/producing your research question for the project you’ll be doing.

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Co-hosted with: The Writing Center

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