I like the retreat for hearing the collective struggles and successes of the group. It makes me feel part of a community of writers and helps me to not be so hard on myself.
The Graduate School co-sponsors dissertation retreats with the Center for Excellence in Writing. Dissertation retreats are multiple-day, focused writing events to help you make significant progress toward completion of major projects.
A minimum of four dissertation retreats are held each year, during each of the following times:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register for a retreat.
Graduate students in any discipline are eligible to participate. While priority registration is given to dissertation writers, those writing a master's thesis can be accepted if space available. You must be able to attend all days of the retreat. Space is limited so be sure to apply early.
While retreats are not instructional workshops, they do provide the following: