November 1, 2017 –
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
220 Chittenden Hall
This is a 6-week group for grad uate students who are experiencing difficulty maintaining motivation and/o r making effective progress in the writing of their dissertation. This gro up is open only to students who are actively working on and writing their dissertation full time. The group follows a brief, solution-focused model that utilizes short-term goal-setting in order to facilitate and maintain progress in the writing 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 work in this group. Rather, the group is intended to he lp students stay on track to meet an expected draft, defense or graduatio n date. The group provides participants with a supportive, structured env ironment in which the presence of peers helps to mitigate the sense of iso lation, frustration and anxiety that often accompany with dissertation wr iting process. A weekly “topic of focus” will also provide group members w ith an opportunity to discuss some of the most common barriers to effectiv e writing such as procrastination, time management, stress/burnout, and writer’s block.
Facilitator: Aislinn Sapp, M.A., Coordinator of Gr aduate Student Support Groups
*This workshop has six sessions. To reg ister, please visit the event page for the first session (October 11th).
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