Navigating the PhD: Managing Time and Academic Relationships (Session 1)

Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
The Writing Center (300 Ernst Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Ln)

This interactive writing workshop is designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Session 1 is designed for students in the early years of their PhD study.

In this 3-hour workshop, plans for time management and working with others will be the main focus. Participants will create academic timelines for their PhD work at MSU and discuss technologies and habits that can help them stay on task. Participants will also discuss how to manage the stress that often pervades the life of PhD students and share strategies for overcoming writer's block and procrastination. Additionally, discussion about selecting and working with committees will provide a space for sharing about and learning how to communicate with faculty members about participants' research and writing.