The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

A Dissertator's Primer: Pre-Proposal or Proposal Stage

Learn strategies for navigating the dissertation process, focusing your ideas, and crafting your dissertation proposal.


The two disserator's primer workshops are aimed at helping dissertators stay on track, from proposal to completion. This workshop focuses on choosing a topic, selecting a committee, and writing the dissertation proposal.

Intended Audience

Intended for dissertators at the proposal stage.

Already begun your dissertation? Check out our Dissertator's Primer: Dissertation Stage workshop.

Graduate students writing empirical research proposals may also be interested in our Graduate Research Proposals workshop.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Spring 2017

Tuesday, 2/28, 3:00–4:30 (Sec. 1)

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