March 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
220 Chittenden Hall
This is a 6-week group for gradua te students who are experiencing difficulty maintaining motivation and/or making effective progress in the writing of their dissertation. This group is open only to students who are actively working on and writing their di ssertation full time. The group follows a brief, solution-focused model t hat utilizes short-term goal-setting in order to facilitate and maintain p rogress in the writing of the dissertation. Please note that this group do es not focus on the technical aspects of writing, and there will be no re view of written work in this group. Rather, the group is intended to help students stay on track to meet an expected draft, defense or graduation date. The group provides participants with a supportive, structured envir onment in which the presence of peers helps to mitigate the sense of isola tion, frustration and anxiety that often accompany with dissertation writ ing process. A weekly “topic of focus” will also provide group members wit h an opportunity to discuss some of the most common barriers to effective writing such as procrastination, time management, stress/burnout, and w riter’s block.
Facilitator: Aislinn Sapp, M.A., Coordinator of Grad uate Student Support Groups
*This workshop has six sessions. To regis ter, please visit the event page for the first session (February 14th).
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