On Thursday, October 10th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted our third annual thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both the Reynolda Campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Twenty graduate students attended this year’s event! We hosted five workshops. Dr. Ryan Shirey from the Writing Center and Dr. Jacqueline Friedman from the Learning Assistance Center led sessions, as did Molly Keener, the Director of the Digitial Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Team at ZSR. These sessions covered topics ranging from “Addressing Writer’s Block” and “Time Management” to “Publishing and Copyright.” We also added a new session this year on “The Pomodoro Technique“, led by Heather Barnes!

Like previous years, we plan to follow up this successful Fall Break event with a Spring Break “Shut Up and Write” event in an effort to better support our graduate students in the thesis writing process! This was a wonderful team effort involving partners across campus, and the graduate students were excited to participate! Special Thanks to the Dean of the ZSR Library, Tim Pyatt, Dean of Graduate Programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dr. Brad Jones, and Director of Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Erik Brady for funding this event!