Welcome UNC doctoral students! Dissertation Prep is designed to encourage you to begin, continue, or complete the writing of your proposal, dissertation, or capstone. Writing is hard work and it can leave you feeling isolated--but you are not alone. You are part of a support network that includes faculty, university services, and other doctoral students who empathize with the obstacles and issues of dissertation authorship. These workshops help you draw on this reservoir of expertise, experience, and UNC resources to complete you dissertation.

Material from past workshops is available here and there are additional resources at http://libguides.unco.edu/DissertationPrep/home.

The Dissertation Prep workshop is sponsored by the University Libraries and the Graduate School.


Submissions from 2022

Editing Your Own Writing and Working with Editors, Roger Austin

How I Finished My Dissertation, Dannon Cox

Imposter Syndrome, Heather Helm

Mixed Methods Research, Randy Larkins

Preparing and Submitting Your Dissertation or Thesis: From Committee, Defense, Review, and onto Graduation, Carol Steward

Identifying Literature Efficiently: Literature Reviews, Citation Tracing, & Search Alerts, Stephanie Wiegand

Submissions from 2021

Editing Your Dissertation, Melody Denny

Submissions from 2019

Conducting Quality Research, part 1, Maria Lahman

Conducting Quality Research, part 2, Maria Lahman

Writing Mixed Methods Research, Randy Larkins

Submissions from 2018

Let's Talk: Taking Care of Yourself, Linda Black

Author's Rights for Dissertations and Journal Articles, Wendy Highby


Setting Writing Goals: Generative Writing, Time Management, and Getting Past that Blinking Cursor, Wendy Highby

Writing Dissertation Methods and Results, Susan Hutchinson

Making Your Dissertation Available Online, Jane Monson

Publish, Not Perish: Making the Most Out of Your Dissertation Research, Stan Trembach