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This support group is designed for returning students (25 years of age and older) who are returning to the university after an absence. The group meets every Monday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. We invite you to join us for coffee and conversation in the Shoemaker Building. We are there to share experiences and important information with you over brown bag lunches. Drop in, have a cup of coffee (on us!) and meet other returning students.
Many bright and otherwise capable graduate students somehow reach a "deadlock" while working through the dissertation process. Some students feel overwhelmed by the size or scope of this academic task. Many experience difficulties balancing their competing personal, professional and academic roles. Others may appear to procrastinate due to actual underlying concerns about graduating and facing the "real" world. Whatever the reason, this "deadlock" problem plagues graduate students everywhere. Because of the pervasiveness of this "dissertation deadlock problem," staff at the Learning Assistance Service has developed dissertation support groups specifically designed to help students:
Staff do not advise students regarding the content of the dissertation; that is clearly the domain of the faculty advisor and the academic department. Rather, the goal is to alleviate difficulties regarding the process of completing the dissertation.
The spring group will start on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. in Shoemaker 2122. Groups will meet every two weeks up until May 10, 2013. They are FREE to all UMCP graduate students who are actively working on either a master's thesis or a doctoral proposal or dissertation. Space is limited to the first 20 students..
To register, click on this link to fill out the form no later than February 1, 2013.
Structured Groups for the Writing Process
For Graduate ESOL students