We are excited to offer the opportunity to participate in Dissertate in Eight, the University Writing Center's (UWC) dissertation completion boot camp, in Summer 2013. The eight week camp is designed to provide support for those working on some facet of their dissertation regardless of where they are in the process. This program is gloriously free.
The camp members meet every Wednesday afternoon of the summer session from 1:00pm-4:30pm (6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7) in the Writing Center's classroom. Computers are provided for your use or you may bring a laptop if you prefer.
Each session will include approximately an hour and a half of information related to the dissertation process as well as time to work on your dissertation and time to meet with UWC consultants to discuss your writing and/or dissertation related concerns.
If you'd like to participate, contact Gail Jacky at 815-753-6636 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Writing Center Information
The University Writing Center at Stevenson Towers South, Lower Level is a place for all writers at Northern Illinois University, undergraduates, graduates, staff, and even faculty, to talk about their writing with trained consultants, one-on-one. When you work with the consultants, you can....
Discuss topics and ideas
Develop strategies in planning, organizing, and developing drafts
Discover effective uses of sources and correct documentation
Understand your professors' writing assignments more clearly
Identify better ways to use language
Learn appropriate methods of persuading readers
Integrate critical reading and thinking skills in your written work
Become more aware of the different types of writing that various disciplines require
Prepare résumés and applications for internships, scholarships, or jobs
Please bring the following materials:
Your written notes and/or your essay
Two (2) copies of your paper
A copy of the assignment your professor gave you
The sources or textbooks you're using, if appropriate.
Attention Group Project Clients
When coming to the center with a group project, the entire group must attend the session to avoid plagiarism issues. This policy is for your protection and is not negotiable.