Penn Graduate Student Center

Navigating the Dissertation

About Navigating the Dissertation

Navigating the Dissertation seeks to help doctoral students be successful in the dissertation process through workshops, resources, dissertation groups, and Dissertation Boot Camp. This program is cosponsored by Penn Graduate Student Center and GAPSA.

The Library offers a great many workshops to help in the research and dissertation process. 

Career Services offers extensive programming to help doctoral students transfer their skills to the academic and non-academic job market process.


Dissertation Buddies Orientation

Friday, October 16, 2015, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Room 305 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Meet your Dissertation Buddy and get your partnership off to a good start.

Writing Days

Now with Writing Consultations!

  • Feeling stressed out and isolated?
  • Can't find a nice and quiet place to write?
  • Always procrastinating?

Come to Writing Mondays!

  • Establish and sustain a regular writing routine
  • Block up to four hours of concentrated time to write
  • Join fellow graduate students in a self-directed writing environment 

Starting on Monday, 9/21, Writing Consultations will be offered in conjunction with Writing Mondays.  A Learning Instructor from the Weingarten Learning Resources Center will be available for appointments to offer support for writing-related tasks, including planning and scheduling; sticking to a writing schedule; mapping out coherent arguments; improving logical coherence in your writing; catering chapters and proposals to various audiences; and more. Stop by and learn about the available supports!  

Writing Mondays
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Writing Consultations
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Register here for a 30 minute appointment with Weingarten's Rachel Throop. Rachel will get you on track with your writing goals and help you improve your writing at every stage of the process. After registering, you can choose a specific time slot when you arrive at Writing Monday (Grad Center, 2nd floor Conference Room). 

Event Archives

Electronic Dissertation Workshop, March 16, 2010

Submission Instructions


Copyright and your Dissertation

Common Room Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM
Friday: 9AM-6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM-6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221