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The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for Dissertation Writers

A one-day workshop series for doctoral students preparing or writing their dissertation. These workshops qualify for Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals credit unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, Nov. 2 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome Coffee

10 – 10:50 a.m.
Advanced Strategies for Searching and Organizing Literature 

Knowing how to conduct a literature review in effective and efficient manner is one of the core skills required for researchers across disciplines. Learn advanced search strategies and time saving tools, including how to identify the most relevant works for your dissertation topic, track citations, and keep current with the literature.

11 - 11:50 a.m.
Managing Dissertation Stress

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 Counselling Center and other helpful resources will also be provided.

12 – 12:50 p.m.
Lunch & Learn

Light lunch will be provided to those who pre-register by Oct. 31 (Wed). Others please bring your lunch. A brief demonstration of Zotero, an open-source citation management program, and other tools for managing long-term research project will be provided. (This session does not qualify for credit in the PFF or PFP programs.)

1- 1:50 p.m.
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.)

2-2:50 p.m.
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 2, 2018
9:45am - 3:00pm
Scholars Commons Graduate Instructional Room
Strozier Library
Registration has closed.


Kyung Kim