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Practical Tips for Writing Your Thesis

March 27, 2013

One of the most difficult tasks facing a graduate student is writing a thesis. In this popular and practical workshop, Dr. Alton Harestad (SFU BISC) presents a learning tool that acknowledges common behaviors among grad students writing a thesis: fear, procrastination, and guilt. More importantly, this tool will help restore direction, motivation, and excitement to this phase of your graduate research.

Using a “work matrix”, you'll learn how to set a series of small achievable goals, match tasks with available time and state of emotion, set realistic objectives, and monitor your progress.

Participants will be asked to break their thesis (or other large project of their choice) into small tasks, and set achievable goals for each task. Issues around other components of writing a thesis will also be discussed.

Graduate students from all disciplines are welcome!

This presentation is an open, free part of the Thesis Boot Camp program offered by the Research Commons.

  • Monday, April 29, 2013 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location:   IRMACS theatre, Applied Sciences Building 10900, SFU Burnaby
  • Registration is free, but required. Register here
  • Thesis Boot Camp participants have ALREADY been registered and do not need to RSVP.


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