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Practical Tips for Writing Your Dissertation – An 8-week Online Workshop | Feb. 21 - April 25

Wed, February 21, 2018

through Wed, April 25th, 2018 

February 21, 2018 - April 25, 2018
(An 8-week Online Course)
Presenter: Rich Furman

This online workshop is designed for doctoral students to help develop the skills needed to successfully complete a high quality dissertation. It begins with an exploration of the nature of dissertations, including an analysis of the traditional dissertation architecture and the nature of each section. It examines the nature of quality in scholarly writing, helping developing scholars engage in an examination and critique of each other’s writing. Participants will practice methods of writing productivity, using each technique to push their agenda writing forward. Finally, the workshop helps doctoral students understand the psychosocial barriers that inhibit scholars, perhaps the most important and unique aspect of this workshop.

This online workshop will be a combination of readings, videos, writing, learning partner dialogues, and online conversations. There will also be a live conference call each week. Participants should be available for the live conference calls, and have a total of up to 6 hours each week available for the assignments and weekly dialogue partner conversations. 

•Module 1- Introduction, Deconstructing the Dissertation
•Module 2- The Architecture/Sections of the Dissertation
•Module 3- Quality Writing and the Dissertation
•Module 4- Methods of Writing Productivity, Part 1
•Module 5- Methods of Writing Productivity, Part 2
•Module 6- The Psychosocial Barriers to Writing and Publishing, Part 1
•Module 7- The Psychosocial Barriers to Writing and Publishing, Part 2
•Module 8- Putting It All Together

Dates and times – Live calls will be held on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM New York time/US Eastern time as follows:

  • Orientation - Feb. 21
  • Module 1 - Feb. 28 
  • Module 2 - March 7
  • Module 3 - March 14
  • Module 4 - March 21
  •    - March 28 - Off
  • Module 5 - April 4 
  • Module 6 - April 11
  • Module 7 - April 18
  • Module 8 - April 25

Registration form: Click Here

Registration Fees: 
Student - $550
General - $650
Taos PhD Student - Email: [email protected] for rates.
(Rates good before January 15th. After Jan.. 15th, add $100.) 

Author bio: 
Rich Furman, MSW, PhD, Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma. Author of over 15 books and over 120 peer-reviewed articles. Areas of research interest include globalization and social work, and expressive qualitative methodologies. Empowering academics to maximize their strengths and transcend their psychosocial barriers so they can build powerful careers and thrive.

For questions:
Email Rich Furman at [email protected]


50% refund for any cancellations up to four weeks before course starts. 25% refund for any cancellations up to two weeks before. No refunds after course starts.