October 5, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Chittenden Hall, Room 220, 466 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing MI 48824
This is a 6-week group for graduate students who are exp eriencing difficulty maintaining motivation and/or making effective progre ss in the writing of their dissertation. This group is open only to stude nts who are actively working on and writing their dissertation full time. The group follows a brief, solution-focused model that utilizes short-te rm goal-setting in order to facilitate and maintain progress in the writin g of the dissertation. Please note that this group does not focus on the technical aspects of writing, and there will be no review of written wor k in this group. Rather, the group is intended to help students stay on track to meet an expected draft, defense or graduation date.
The gro up provides participants with a supportive, structured environment in whi ch the presence of peers helps to mitigate the sense of isolation, frustr ation and anxiety that often accompany the dissertation writing process. A weekly “topic of focus” will also provide group members with an opportun ity to discuss some of the most common barriers to effective writing such as procrastination, time management, stress/burnout, and writer’s block .
Participants need to be able to attend the entire 6-week series. Dates are: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16.
Registrati on is required. Registration period is 9/5/18 - 10/3/18.
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