2017 Program dates are TBA.
2016 Program dates: June 27-July 1, 2016. The program runs daily from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch.
Location: 310 Banneker Building, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD, 21251.
Early registration fee (checks should be made out to "MSU Foundation"):
$150.00 for currently enrolled MSU students
$295.00 for all others
Costs after June 1, 2016:
$195.00 for currently enrolled MSU students
$345.00 for all others
Your registration fee covers the costs of instruction—including one-on-one tutoring, lectures, and interactive activities—supplies, and lunch. Participation is limited to the first 30 paid registrants. Others will be wait-listed.
Click here to access the on-line registration 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
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 dissertation process that were stifling my progress and freedom. Now I feel like I have been given the tools to effectively 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.”