Thesis Retreats at Pollak Library

SPRING 2020

 

In Fall 2019, the WAC Program, Pollak Library, and the FDC launched a thesis retreat program for all students writing theses, capstone projects, and dissertations.  Supported by Librarian Research Consultants and Graduate Writing Consultants, students who attend can choose to write, conduct research, and/or attend optional workshops in a quiet, focused environment.  

A student flier will be available in the second week of classes.  In the meantime, please advise your students to mark their calendars and to attend a retreat.

Download flier for Spring 2020 Thesis Retreats PDF File

Retreats and Optional
Breakout Sessions
 

SCHEDULE


 

Retreat: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 3-7 PM (PLN-403)

    Breakout Sessions:

  • 5-6 PM: Writing for Conventions in Engineering
  • 6-7 PM: CSUF Thesis Formatting and Schedule Rules
Retreat: Friday, March 20,10 AM-2 PM (PLN-403)

    Breakout Sessions:

  • 10-11 AM: Data Management and Analysis with SPSS
  • 1-2 PM: Time and Project Management
Retreat: Thursday, April 23, 12-4 PM (PLN-403)

    Breakout Sessions:

  • 12-1 PM: Academic Writing for English Language Journals
  • 3-4 PM: Data Management and Analysis with SPSS

Empowering 'Sparkshops'

30-minute sessions will help you:


  • Beat writers' block
  • Explore research topics
  • Locate on-campus thesis-writing resources
  • Use APA style
  • Order texts from beyond CSUF
  • And more!
Flexible for Busy Students What Can Students Do at a Thesis Retreat
  • Students can attend part or all of any retreat.
  • Students can attend any single retreat, or all three.
  • Students can write the whole time, or attend special breakout sessions.
  • Boost their research with individual assistance.
  • Improve their writing with personal guidance.
  • Create a writing group to help them meet their goals.
  • Collaborate at an optional peer-review session.
  • Use their laptop or Pollak’s.
  • Discover writing resources at CSUF.
  • Refuel with refreshments
  • Write!

Stop Worrying and Start Writing!

To assist in our planning, registration is encouraged.

Register for each date you plan to attend.

FEB. 12 MARCH 20 APRIL 23

Sponsored by Writing Across the Curriculum, Pollak Library, and the FDC

New! Thesis Retreats at Pollak Library

Fall 2019

 

In Fall 2019, the WAC Program, Pollak Library, and the FDC are launching a thesis retreat program for all students writing theses, capstone projects, and dissertations.  Supported by Librarian Research Consultants and Graduate Writing Consultants, students who attend can choose to write, conduct research, and/or attend optional workshops in a quiet, focused environment.  

A student flier will be available in the first week of classes.  In the meantime, please advise your students to mark their calendars and to attend a retreat.

Flexible for Busy Students

  • Students can attend part or all of any retreat.
  • Students can attend any single retreat, or all three.
  • Students can write the whole time, or attend special breakout sessions.

What Can Students Do at a Thesis Retreat?

  • Boost their research with individual assistance.
  • Improve their writing with personal guidance.
  • Create a writing group to help them meet their goals.
  • Collaborate at an optional peer-review session.
  • Use their laptop or Pollak’s.
  • Discover writing resources at CSUF.
  • Refuel with refreshments
  • Write!

Stop Worrying and Start Writing!

To assist in our planning, registration is encouraged: (Qualtric survey link)

Sponsored by Writing Across the Curriculum, Pollak Library, and the FDC