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UH Dissertation Accelerator Fall 2024 In-Person

The Graduate School is excited to collaborate once more with the UH Writing Center to host the Dissertation Accelerator event in-person Fall 2024 Dissertation Accelerator Flyer. Dissertation Accelerator is an intensive, focused program designed to help graduate students make significant progress on their dissertations. This free program involves a structured schedule of writing, research, and support activities to help participants overcome procrastination, writer's block, and other challenges associated with completing a large-scale research project.

This program is exclusively available to doctoral students who wish to make significant strides in their dissertation work. Participants must commit to attending the entire event. The support provided during and after the four-day program aims to help you achieve and surpass your writing objectives. Furthermore, the Dissertation Accelerator offers a highly productive and uninterrupted work environment at the UH Writing Center, located on campus.

What can I anticipate during the Dissertation Accelerator program?
  • Time and Space: Dissertation Accelerator provides dedicated time and a distraction-free environment for participants to work on their dissertations during which participants commit to focusing solely on their research and writing.
  • Structured Schedule: Participants follow a structured daily schedule that includes writing blocks, research activities, peer review sessions and breaks when needed. This structure helps participants stay organized and maintain momentum in their work.
  • Peer Interaction: Collaboration and peer support are key components of this program. Participants are encouraged to engage with their fellow students, sharing ideas, offering feedback, and discussing common challenges. Peer accountability and motivation can be powerful tools for overcoming obstacles and maintaining progress.
  • Goal Setting and Tracking: Students often begin with goal setting exercises, where participants define specific objectives they aim to achieve during the program. Regular check-ins and progress tracking help participants stay accountable and measure their achievements.

*I attended the dissertation accelerator in-person, I was so thrilled to see it back on-campus again. If you have not attended this event in-person it is a must! I made a lot of progress and was able to form a writing group! Thank you Graduate School and Writing Center for hosting!https://uwm.edu/graduateschool/wp-content/uploads/sites/519/2020/11/quote-mark-end.png

What are the requirements or necessary preparations for the Dissertation Accelerator program? 

  • You must commit to refraining from checking email, texts, social networks, or the internet during designated writing periods.
  • Computers will be available for your use, but you are also welcome to bring your own laptop.
  • Lunch, coffee and water will be provided each day, and you are free to bring your own drinks, breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks.

Registration Details

  • Availability is extremely limited.
  • Admission to the Dissertation Accelerator program is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration is now open!
  • It is essential to commit to attending the entire four-day program, from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day.
  • If you were previously admitted but did not attend or failed to show up, you will not be granted access.

                                     DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 31, 2024 or until filled

                                     Dates: August 12 - 15th , 2024
                                                   9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

To apply for the event, click here


For more information on the Dissertation Accelerator, please contact UH Graduate school