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Dissertation Writing Lab

The Baylor University Graduate School is proud to offer the Dissertation Writing Lab for advanced doctoral students. The weeklong event is designed to help students develop productive writing habits while making significant progress on their dissertation. Participants must have an approved prospectus and must be far enough along in their projects to devote a full week to writing; the Dissertation Lab is not designed to accommodate extended periods of library research or data collection. The event is open to all doctoral candidates, but only 20 spots are available.

Dates and Time - May 15-19, 2017, 8:30am to 3:00pm

Location: - Incubator, Graduate Research Center

Daily Schedule

The schedule is intended to offer extended periods of writing punctuated by opportunities for motivation and feedback from select faculty and fellow participants.

The schedule is intended to offer extended periods of writing punctuated by opportunities for motivation and feedback from faculty and fellow participants. Each morning will begin with the group gathering to hear faculty members share tips, tricks, and words of wisdom about the writing process and a short time for spiritual reflection. Writers will have access to large tables, power outlets, AirBear, printers, and coffee throughout the day. Lunch, provided by the Graduate School, will offer participants time for rest and informal conversation with their peers, as well as a brief small group meeting to help writers work through problems and set writing goals for the next day. Each day will conclude with an afternoon writing session. .

To Register
  • Complete the Registration Form
  • Request a short email of support from your dissertation advisor
  • Submit a $50 security deposit. This deposit will hold each registrant's spot in the Dissertation Lab and will be returned in full upon completion of the program. Please submit your deposit to Alanna Martinez in the Graduate School (Morrison Hall, Suite 200) within three days of submitting the registration form.

Please send any questions to Alanna Martinez