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Thesis Workshops

Dissertation & Thesis Meet-ups

Tuesday, September 14 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

If you are working on a thesis or dissertation, join us for a monthly meet up!

At these sessions, you can ask questions, share challenges you are facing, offer tips to others, learn about campus resources, and build a community with other students across campus.  What we talk about is up to you, but some topics could include prioritizing, time management, combatting procrastination and perfectionism, and creating a work-life balance. Whether you just started or are wrapping up, join our Zoom meet-up at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace. No registration required.

Strategies for Writing Your Thesis

Thursday, September 9 from 4:00 - 5:00.

Writing a thesis or dissertation feels like a daunting process and you might feel like you don’t know where to begin. This workshop will help you get started setting goals and making a plan. We will discuss tips for getting organized, creating a community, ways to conquer the blank page, and university resources to support you.

No registration required. Join the workshop online at: https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace

Thesis: Time Management

Thursday, October 7 from 4:00 - 5:00.

Managing your time when working on a large project like your thesis and dissertation comes with its own unique set of challenges. This workshop will discuss strategies to help you best manage your time, prioritize tasks, set realistic goals, and avoid procrastination.

No registration required. Join the workshop online at: https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace

Formatting Your Thesis

Tuesday, October 12 from 4:00 - 5:00.

Preparing your thesis or dissertation for Graduate College review can seem tricky, but the Thesis Office is here to help! This presentation will give an overview and explanation of the Graduate College format requirements, including commonly made mistakes and tips for making formatting and proofreading your document a breeze.

No registration required. Join the workshop online at: https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace

Depositing Your Thesis

Tuesday, November 9 from 4:00 - 5:00.

Are you preparing to submit your thesis or dissertation to the Graduate College for review? This presentation will guide you step-by-step through the submission process and outline submission requirements and deadlines to make sure you stay on track.

No registration required. Join the workshop online at: https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace

Individual Support

Thesis staff can give students an overview of campus resources and the stages of the thesis process, offer tips and strategies as they start writing and researching, and review the Graduate College formatting requirements.

Email thesis@illinois.edu to schedule an appointment

Customized Workshops

The Thesis Office offers workshops that can be requested by departments, faculty, research groups, student groups, or other campus units or entities. These workshops can be a productive addition to orientations, courses, research group meetings, and more. Additionally, we are happy to work with you to adapt any workshop to meet your needs. Please fill out this form to request a workshop.

Campus Event Calendars

Writers Workshop
Savvy Researcher
University Library