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The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for Prospectus Writers

A one-day workshop series for doctoral students preparing or writing their prospectus.  These workshops qualify for Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals credit unless otherwise indicated.
10:00-10:50 am
Conducting a Literature Review
Knowing how to conduct an effective literature review is one of the core skills required for researchers across disciplines.  This session will be divided into three sections designed for students in the Humanities, the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the STEM disciplines to learn how to locate and search relevant information from databases and journals, track citations, and keep current with the literature.
11:00-11:50 am 
Stress Management 
The presentation by the FSU Counseling Center will provide healthy strategies for the management of stress/anxiety. Particular emphasis will be placed on providing tips for students who are writing a prospectus/dissertation. Information about the University Counseling Center and other helpful resources will also be provided.
12:00-12:50 pm  
Brown Bag Lunch Panel 
Bring your lunch and hear from a panel of doctoral candidates who have completed their prospectus.  Ask questions, get advice, and share experiences about writing a prospectus with students who have successfully completed the process.  (This session does not qualify for credit in the PFF or PFP programs.)
1:00-1:50 pm
Formatting your Prospectus and Dissertation
It is never too early to learn the University requirements for dissertation formatting, and the prospectus stage is the perfect time! This session will answer common questions concerning formatting a manuscript to meet Manuscript Clearance guidelines.  (This session does not qualify for credit in the PFF or PFP programs.)
2:00-2:50 pm
Tackle the Beast: A Task-Based Approach to Writing your Dissertation
The Graduate Writing Center will lead this session on a task-based approach to writing that looks at how we can plan and pace our writing, creating a regular schedule that articulates small accomplishments that builds up to a completed prospectus and dissertation. 
Friday, November 3, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Scholars Commons Graduate Instructional Room
Strozier Library
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Abby Scheel