Thesis-Writers' Conference and Retreat

This February, the Student Success Centre and the Graduate Students’ Association present:

The Winter Thesis-Writers’ Retreat

Friday, February 9, 2018: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, 2018: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The event will welcome graduate students from across the disciplines for two days of intensive, productive thesis writing.

Here are the details:

  • The retreat will be offered free of charge to U of A graduate students who are writing theses or dissertations. Writers in all disciplines are welcome.The event will take place in a comfortable space — the renovated basement plaza in the Students’ Union Building — that combines sunlight, internet and power sources, private and group seating, generous table space, and a congenial atmosphere.
  • Participants will work on their thesis chapters during focused writing periods.
  • Our professional writing consultants — who, in addition to holding advanced degrees, have years of editorial and scholarly publishing experience — will be on hand to provide individualized help with rhetorical and stylistic questions.
  • In addition, writers will be invited to attend optional short seminars on related subjects. They will also have a chance to hear and share motivational stories, exchange strategic advice, and enjoy social breaks.

Coffee and tea will be provides on both days. Participants will need to supply their own lunch.

The application deadline is Thursday, January 4, 2018. Eligible applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in, and the ability to benefit from, the event will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note that spaces are strictly limited, so admission is not guaranteed. Please apply as soon as possible to increase your chances.

Participants must commit to attending the full event. Registration is free, but we will ask participants for a $50 cash deposit (refundable upon completion) to confirm attendance.

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