Dissertation Writers Retreat

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DWR Camp 4: Looking Ahead  │  March 7 & 8, 2023  │  9 AM-4 PM  │   McWherter Library 2nd Floor & via Zoom

Are you working on your dissertation? Join us for a free retreat focusing on writing, completing your dissertation, and what to do after dissertation. This event is for current UofM students who are past their comprehensive exam stage and are working on their final document. For in-person attendees, boxed lunches will be provided, and private, quiet study space will be reserved to help devote time to writing. This event is being offered virtually and in person in McWherter Library 2nd Floor Commons. Virtual attendees will receive a Zoom link after registration. Questions? Contact April Hobbs at april.hobbs@memphis.edu or 901.678.8206. 

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you anticipate any barriers to your participation and would like to request an accommodation, please contact April Hobbs at april.hobbs@memphis.edu or 901.678.8206. Nevertheless, we will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Register here by Feb. 16 (in-person) or Feb. 24 (virtual) >


Event Schedule

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

9 AM - Welcome Session

9:15 AM - Presentation: Technical Writing 101 

10 - Break

10:15 AM - Presentation: Technical Writing 102

11 AM - Writing Block

Noon - Lunch

1 PM - Writing Block

3 PM - Presentation: Publishing and Scholarly Communications


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

9 AM - Welcome Session

9:15 AM - Presentation: Documents for Job Applications: Beyond Academia

10:15 AM - Writing Block

Noon - Lunch

1 PM - Presentation: Documents for Job Applications: Academic Jobs    

2 PM - Writing Block

3:30 PM - Ending Session 


Look out for future Dissertation Writers Retreats:

  •  Schedule TBA


DWR Resources

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Past Events

DWR Camp 3: The Home Stretch, January 2023

DWR Camp 1: Surviving the Mountain, October 2022

DWR Base Camp: Getting Started, August 2022

Dissertation Writers Retreat, March 2022

Dissertation Writers Retreat, January 2022

DWR: Base Camp, October 2021

DWR Sprint Events, March 2021

Dissertation Writers Retreat - Virtual, January 2021

Dissertation Writers Retreat, March 2020

Dissertation Writers Retreat, January 2020