The ZSR Library hosted its second WFU Thesis Boot Camp event on the Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break! Our first event, during Fall Break, focused on tools and skills for writing your thesis. The Spring Break event focused on time to write, without interruptions! (Well, other than coffee, lunch, and a great presentation by Carrie Johnston!) We hosted the event in the Scholars Commons, kicking off with coffee at 9:30 am, with writing beginning at 10:00 am. We hosted a box lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm, and we wrapped up at 4:00 pm! On the second day, we had a lunch program presented by Carrie Johnston, with excellent advice on¬†“Manageable Steps Toward Completing Your Thesis (and probably using it again later…)” We had eleven students attend each day.

WFU Thesis Boot Camp - Spring 2018

The graduate students who participated reported that they found the structured time useful, and enjoyed the coffee and lunches! You can see from the photo below just how much coffee they consumed! (well, some of that was me!)

Coffee at WFU Thesis Boot Camp - Spring 2018

We will review the follow-up surveys and based on the responses see if this merits hosting every Spring Break! Special thanks to everyone at ZSR, WFU, and the Graduate School who made this event possible! Particularly the Director of Graduate School, Bowman Gray Campus, Dr. Erik Brady, for funding the event.