Thesis Boost

Join us for our next Thesis Boost: Winter 2025!

Thesis Boost is a new Graduate Writing Program that is designed for graduate students that are about to start or are currently working on a Thesis, Project, or Dissertation. Please note that graduate students that are not currently working on their capstone are still welcome to attend, however some of the workshops may be more directed towards the Thesis/Project/Dissertation process.

This two-day program provides the opportunity to not only build community with fellow graduate writers, but to also have individual project time with writing consultant support available, as well as participate in a variety of writing workshops that cover topics such as the writing process, approaching editing and revision, as well as ways to navigate procrastination, perfectionism, and more. Snacks, coffee, and boxed lunches will be provided for this event, which has a $25 non-refundable administrative fee, that is payable upon registration.

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About Thesis Boost

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Why Sign-up for Thesis Boost?

Thesis Boost is an intensive writing boot camp that offers dedicated time for you to make significant progress on your Thesis, Project, or Dissertation. Additionally, Thesis Boost offers an engaging way to not only help you learn more about your own writing process, but to also help you navigate the unique challenges of capstone writing alongside a community of fellow graduate writers. 

Modeled after the University of Twente's Thesis Boost program, GVSU's Thesis Boost event provides graduate writers with a safe and encouraging space to talk about all things writing while also providing you, the writer, with the opportunity to ask questions and learn along the way. 

Browse our content to the right to learn more about the structure of Thesis Boost and some of the programmatic offerings you receive when you register for our upcoming writing boot camp!

Sample Daily Schedule

9:30am - 11:30am: Group Seminar

  • Daily goal setting
  • Activities and discussions in small groups

11:30-12:30pm: Individual Writing Time

  • Time to work on your paper, Project, Thesis, or Dissertation
  • Opportunity to meet with a writing consultant

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch Break (Box Lunches Provided)

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Individual Writing Time & Optional Workshop

  • Time to work on your paper, Project, Thesis, or Dissertation
  • Opportunity to meet with a writing consultant
  • Optional hour-long workshop

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Coffee Break (Coffee Provided)

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Group Seminar & End of Day Review

  • Activities and discussions in small groups
  • Reflection on daily goals

Workshops & Writing Services

Thesis Boost Workshop Topics:

  • Writing Process
  • Writer Type
  • Graduate Faculty Q&A
  • Writing Resources
  • Reviewing & Editing
  • Writing & Wellness
  • Writing Self-Reflection 

Writing Support Services Available:

  • One-to-one consultations
  • Group Consultations
  • Email Consultation Support
  • Writing Resources
  • Access to Thesis Boost Blackboard Organization 

Sign-up for Thesis Boost!
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Fees & Materials

Interested in joining Thesis Boost? Our next Thesis Boost is scheduled for Winter 2025. Please check back soon for more information and a RSVP link. Please note that there is a non-refundable administrative fee of $25 for each participant; however, that non-refundable fee provides you as a graduate writer with:

  1. Meals for two days, including boxed lunches, snacks, and coffee
  2. A wide variety of writing workshops focused on you and your writing process
  3. Individual writing time to get a head start on your paper, Thesis, Project, or Dissertation
  4. Writing Consultant Support available for both days of Thesis Boost
  5. Access to a Blackboard Organization with additional writing resources and support documents

For help with any questions regarding Thesis Boost, please contact Meredith Fedewa, Writing Center Assistant Director, at [email protected]

Have other questions? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Page last modified February 25, 2024