Research Article Boot Camp: December 15th-16th, 2022

Why, What, Who, and How?

Why a Research Article Boot Camp?

Getting your research published is a priority for graduate students, but finding uninterrupted time for writing is often challenging.  Most of us have completed our research and then feeling the pressure to get it down on paper. Yet prioritizing your writing and scheduling structured writing time seems impossible amidst all the obligations and distractions of everyday living.

What is a Research Article Boot Camp?

The GCAC Research Article Boot Camp is designed to provide U of T graduate students with uninterrupted time and distraction-free space to focus solely on your writing. With teacher-led training sessions, you will enjoy the much-needed support and advice to help start, make progress, or complete your research article for submission.

To truly focus on writing, you will be staying away from emails, social media, and the like for the two days (lunch breaks excepted), giving you the opportunity to get some writing done, learn about the writing process, and discuss the process of writing with a writing instructor and your peer graduate students. A crucial goal of the camp is to help you discover the joy of writing, learn to deal with writing-related challenges, and establish a productive writing practice.

Who Should Sign Up?

In order to sign up for the GCAC Research Article Boot Camp, the following conditions apply:

  • ​Your research and data collection must be finished, i.e., you need to be at a point where the only logical thing to do is write. Boot Camp is for writing, not further reading and research.
  • You are willing to set goals and strive to reach them, to commit to a two-day program and to realize your potential for self-disciplined writing.

What Are the Logistics of the GCAC Research Article Boot Camp?

The boot camp will take place on two consecutive days (December 15-16, 2022) from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm ET each day. The event will hold in-person on St. George Campus. Please bear in mind that we may move it online in the event of new COVID measures. Each participant will pay $10 dollars to defray the cost of coffee and cookies at the camp (lunch excluded!). You can bring the money with you on the first day. No contribution will be required if the camp moves online.

Enrolment is limited to 20 students, and eligible applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are due by December 2; if you are accepted, you will receive confirmation by December 6.

How Do I Apply?

Registration is currently full for this boot camp. Please send your questions to Dr. Adeiza Isiaka at adeiza.isiaka@utoronto.ca

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