Program dates: June 24 - 28, 2013. The program runs daily from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. with a 30 minute break for lunch.
Location: Banneker Building, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD, 21251.
Registration deadline: June 15, 2013
- $50.00 for currently enrolled MSU students
- $100.00 for all others
Your registration fee covers the costs of instruction—including one-on-one tutoring, lectures, and interactive activities—supplies, and lunch. Your registration form and payment must be received by the June 15 deadline.
Click here to download the program application form.
Participants in this workshop will receive a template that will guide them through the process of conceptualizing a dissertation. Facilitators will provide on-going feedback as participants complete the elements of the template. Participants will have the opportunity to leave the workshop with a completed template that is customized for their own research topic. By the end of the workshop, participants will:
- view the dissertation writing process as knowledge production
- be familiar with the stages in the transformation from knowledge consumer to knowledge producer
- identify their own position on the continuum from knowledge consumer to knowledge producer
- develop improved skills of writing and argumentation
- understand the intention of each chapter in the dissertation and develop the skills and competencies needed to produce a coherent dissertation
- employ effective self-regulation skills throughout the writing process
Dr. Ivory Toldson, editor of The Journal of Negro Education on "How to Publish Your Dissertation"
Understanding the Elements of Chapter 1 * Avoiding Plagiarism * Creating a Framework for Scholarship * Online Literature Search * Developing a Storyline * Understanding Methology * Crafting Your Methods * Creating a Conceptual Framework * Organizing, Synthesizing, and Consuming Literature
Success Stories: Quotes from Past Participants
“This workshop revealed to me all that I didn’t know, that I need to know. My expectations dealt with writing, and the techniques taught addressed my issues. I know that I need to put more thoughtful time into expressive writing.”
“As a participant in this workshop, I was able to understand the overall goals mentioned. I was “forced” to examine existing ideas and attitudes toward the dissertations process that were stifling my progress and freedom. Now I feel like I have been given the tools to effective complete a quality dissertation. The workshop provided the framework for the achievement of these goals but it is an on-going developmental evolutionary process.”
“The dissertation Writing Workshop exceeded my expectations. As I practiced, I came to know what I did not know and in what areas I needed more practice.”