Dissertation Support Group

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:55pm

The Dissertation Support Group is a 6-week group for doctoral students who would like some extra support maintaining motivation and/or making effective progress in the writing of their dissertation. This group is open only to students who have defended their proposals and are actively working on and writing their dissertation full time. The group utilizes a short-term, solution-focused model to help manage the anxiety and stress that often prohibit effective writing. 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 help students stay on track to meet an expected draft, defense or graduation date.

The group provides participants with a supportive, structured environment that helps to mitigate the sense of isolation and frustration that often accompany the dissertation writing process and to promote the accountability, risk-taking and creativity necessary to complete a terminal degree. A weekly discussion topic will also provide group members with an opportunity to discuss some of the most common barriers to effective writing such as procrastination, time management, stress/burnout, and writer’s block.

Register Here: https://grad.msu.edu/events/dissertation-support-group-11

NOTE: Registration for this event series will end on October 7, 2020