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Dissertation House at the 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI): Aug. 13-15


University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 13-15, 2015 The University of Maryland, Baltimore  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will … Continue reading

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Dissertation House @UMBC started today! Post your goals (and “finishing the dissertation in 3 days” should NOT be one of them!)


At 9:00 AM EST, we opened the Winter 2015 Dissertation House at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland). We have a wonderful group of students from UMBC and UMB in house, and we invite … Continue reading

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Dissertation House for University System of Maryland at SSI, August 14-15, 2014


University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 14-15, 2014 The University of Maryland, College Park  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat … Continue reading

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Winter Dissertation House – Coming January 22-25, 2013


Join us for the Winter Dissertation House at UMBC.  Applications are due by December 14, 2012. If you are a Graduate Student at UMBC, and if you are working on your  graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event … Continue reading

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“Get it out of your head, and put it on paper!”


This morning’s Dissertation House mini-lecture focuses on Overcoming Writer’s Block. This morning, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Dissertation Coach, is discussing tips for moving past mere thoughts and blockages. The theme for the morning is to “start writing!” The founders of the … Continue reading

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Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.


The PROMISE Dissertation House is committed to helping students to finish their dissertations.  Therefore, we invite all students who have participated in a past Dissertation House or one of the “How to Complete Your Thesis or Dissertation” to participate in … Continue reading

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Today’s talk: “Understanding your advisor and committee” @CarnegieMellon (sponsor: @QoLTCenter)


Today’s Dissertation House mini-lecture for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 will be “Understanding your advisor and your committee”.  This session will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the Gates-Hillman 4405 Building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh.  All graduate … Continue reading

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This dissertation process is not a campfire, it’s a 6 burner stove


This afternoon at Carnegie Mellon University, Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale discussed the “10 Mistakes the Graduate Students Should Avoid” at the PROMISE AGEP/QoLT Center’s Dissertation House workshop. She discussed this post’s title (attributed to science.org), as she told students … Continue reading

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Are you in Pittsburgh? Come to our Dissertation House Seminars @CarnegieMellon 3/27 & 3/28


You may think that you’re not ready to make preparations for your proposal or dissertation, but at PROMISE, we believe that it is never too early to start thinking about how to communicate your research.  This week, regardless of your … Continue reading

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March Madness! Dissertation House *Insanity* and excitement propels #TeamGetItDone


March Madness is here! The DH students have their “insanity” countdowns, and the team is rallying for the big finish! There are defenses coming up within the next few weeks so we’re cheering everyone on! There are no traditional “March … Continue reading

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Warrior Weekends at the Dissertation House — Fri. Feb. 24 – Sun. Feb. 26, 2012, March 2, 4.


The “Insanity” crew is working hard and over the past two weeks, Dr. Carter-Veale has been able to have several consultations with students from UMBC and UM College Park.  The dates, times, and locations for this weekend’s Dissertation House sessions … Continue reading

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Do you need to continue the Dissertation House experience? Join the “INSANITY/Countdown” group for the next two weekends! Feb. 10-12 & Feb. 17-19, 2012!


Opportunities to work with your friends and colleagues from any session of the Dissertation House (DH) continues over the next two weekends! The group from the January 2012 DH has nicknamed their group “INSANITY!” People in the group and on … Continue reading

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Dissertation Writing & Support Groups starting February. Register now.


The following dissertation support group and writing consultant information is relevant to students from UMBC, UMCP, or UMB. Please register or make an appointment early to get a spot in a group or with a consultant on your campus. In … Continue reading

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SLEEP! It’s like “my precious” (~ @drwestmoreland)


I laughed so hard when I read this line on the Dissertation House blog from Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, Nikki Westmoreland: “Sleep, it’s like my precious.” She said (wrote) it so casually, but if you’ve seen the “Lord of the … Continue reading

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I want to defend my doctoral dissertation. How do I get a date from my faculty committee? Six Suggestions


Every season during the Dissertation House, we discuss ways to improve communication with your advisor and your dissertation committee. This year, we have several people from the DH, past and present participants, who are planning to defend their dissertations very … Continue reading

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Dissertation House @ UMBC started this morning at 9 AM sharp! 58 comments online so far!


Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale started today’s Dissertation House at UMBC at exactly 9AM EST! There are 19 people in today’s Dissertation House in the Commons on UMBC’s campus. They’ve just taken a break to have a buffet lunch in the Skylight … Continue reading

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Dissertation House @ UMBC for Employees


The employees are hard at work in Dissertation House @ UMBC on September 23-24, 2011.  

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Dissertation House 12 Hour Marathon Session Comes to PROMISE SSI


The 2011 PROMISE Summer Success Institute will sponsor a 12 Hour Marathon “Dissertation House”  session at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel on Friday, August 19.  The marathon will last from 1:00 PM Friday, 8/19 until 1:00 AM Saturday, 8/20.  This session … Continue reading

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The Dissertation House at the University of Maryland College Park, July 19-22


The Dissertation House at the University of Maryland College Park is in full swing. Dr. Carter has already given mini-lectures on public speaking and your role with your advisor and Dr. Noah Collins, Staff Psychologist from the Counseling Center discussed … Continue reading

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“Adventures of Dissertation Writing” — a Dissertation House Alum’s Blog


One of our Dissertation House (DH) students started her own blog.  Margaret is a Chemistry student at UMBC and she is moving right along. Enjoy her posts, they will make you smile! http://adventuresofdissertationwriting.wordpress.com/ . Margaret wore her “6 Steps to … Continue reading

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