Fall 2019 Thesis/Dissertation Boot Camps: Formatting the Manuscript

The Graduate College and the Center for Communication Excellence  invite you to a boot camp to guide you through the final formatting of your thesis or dissertation. Graduate students often struggle with this final step of preparing this document for submission to ProQuest, so let us help you! CCE writing consultants specialized in thesis/dissertation formatting will be at the boot camp sessions to assist you in modifying your document to meet the submission requirements for the Graduate College. Sign up for one or more boot camps at the links below:

Boot camp sessions will be held in Parks Library Room 32 (basement computer lab). These events will take place in a computer lab, so you may bring an electronic copy of your thesis/dissertation on a flashdrive or saved onto your own laptop. You may sign up for one or all of the boot camp sessions, but we ask that you do attend those for which you register, as seating is limited and demand is high. Registration is free to all ISU graduate students. For more information about thesis and dissertation requirements, consider attending a Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Submission Guidelines Seminar. 

Intensive Thesis and Dissertation Writing Retreat

Join for a day-long, intensive thesis/dissertation writing retreat! Whether you still need to write several chapters of your thesis or dissertation or you are finishing up the final pages, this retreat will allow you the time and space needed to focus on completing your document. Retreat leaders will present strategies for you to apply as you set goals for completing your thesis or dissertation, as well as offer individualized feedback on your writing, including assistance with crafting your argument, structuring the paper, selecting appropriate argumentative language, integrating references, and even formatting of the document. Stay tuned for an announcement of the date for this semester's retreat!

Intensive Thesis and Dissertation Writing Retreat

Join for a day-long, intensive thesis/dissertation writing retreat! Whether you still need to write several chapters of your thesis or dissertation or you are finishing up the final pages, this retreat will allow you the time and space needed to focus on completing your document. Retreat leaders will present strategies for you to apply as you set goals for completing your thesis or dissertation, as well as offer individualized feedback on your writing, including assistance with crafting your argument, structuring the paper, selecting appropriate argumentative language, integrating references, and even formatting of the document. Stay tuned for an announcement of the date for this semester's retreat!