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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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The Summer Dissertation House at UMBC begins in July. Applications are being accepted now.


The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 8-11. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: Early bird May 12, 2014 – May 23, 2014. … Continue reading

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LLC’s doctoral students “get it done” in the Dissertation House – July 2013


Forming a community can be so important to success, particularly during a typically isolating process like graduate school. Today, we feature doctoral students from UMBC’s Department of Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) who are working on their dissertations during the … Continue reading

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Summer Dissertation Houses at UMBC and College Park – July 2013


Our Summer Dissertation Houses will be held at UMBC and College Park in July 2013. UMBC: July 9-12, 2013: https://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/save-the-date-summer-dissertation-house-july-9-12-2013-umbc/ UMCP: July 16-19, 2013 Deadlines have passed, but for questions, contact promisestaff@gmail.com for UMBC’s Dissertation House, and  grad-retention@umd.edu for UMCP’s Dissertation … Continue reading

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Summer 2013: “Writing for Publication” Workshop at UMBC, July 9-10


Based on  The Dissertation House, “Writing for Publication” allows graduate students at all levels to spend time on publications for journals.  In these sessions, students who are ready to prepare research for publication will gather as a group to work … Continue reading

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“Writing for Publication” goes on the road – Puerto Rico Sessions: May 17-19 w/ UMBC’s Dr. Kevin Omland


We have taken best practices from our NSF PROMISE AGEP Dissertation House and the NSF ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Project to develop the “Writing for Publication” workshop. This week, we welcome 22 members of the faculty from Universidad Metropolitana … Continue reading

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Save the date! Summer Dissertation House: July 9-12, 2013 @ UMBC


Summer Dissertation House at UMBC: July 9-12, 2013 Spend 4 days writing … make progress on your dissertation! Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 9 AM – Friday, July 12, 2013 at 5 PM On Campus : COMM 329 The Summer Dissertation House is … Continue reading

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Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale gives free seminar, Sat. 2/23/13 at UMBC


“Practical Steps for Completing Your Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation” Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale (PROMISE Dissertation Coach, The Dissertation House) Saturday, February 23, 2013 10AM -12 Noon UMBC Campus, Public Policy Building, Room 206 Directions: http://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/directions-to-campuses/ RSVP: UMBC’s graduate students are asked … Continue reading

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Summer Dissertation House 2012, July 10-13 at UMBC


The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 10-13.  Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: April 30, 2012 – May 14, 2012. Applications received … 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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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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Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale presents a seminar for completing the thesis or dissertation on 2/23/12 at UMBC


Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale will  be at UMBC on Thursday, Feb. 23 to present “Practical Steps to Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation.” The seminar will be at 4:30 PM and will end at 6PM.  Details can be found on the PROMISE … Continue reading

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Next full-scale Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26-28, 2012


The Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center led by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, will sponsor a Dissertation House for their students at the end of March.  The Dissertation House … 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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Dissertation House WEEKEND at UMBC: 26 hours!! Fri. Feb. 3 – Sun. Feb. 5


Due to popular demand, and thanks to the hard work of PROMISE Staff’s Natasha Ramoutar and UMBC’s Mr. W. Archer in Event Planning, there are rooms for the “Dissertation House” at UMBC for nearly 3 full days this weekend! Friday, … Continue reading

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“Alumni” of the Dissertation House, working feverishly to finish — February 2012 weekend sessions


The PROMISE Staff has arranged for alumni of the Dissertation House (students who have participated in at least one Dissertation House week with Dr. Carter-Veale) to continue working on their dissertations during the weekend. You have the “DH” Room — … 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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