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Starting the Process: Research and Writing for your Dissertation/Thesis In-Person

This workshop offers helpful guidance for getting started on large or long-term research writing projects, such as senior honors and Master’s theses, graduate-level term papers, and dissertations and dissertation chapters. Topics covered will include establishing your research focus and your keywords in the critical conversation; finding subject-specific databases; narrowing and mapping your argument; and keeping your notes and resources organized with citation managers. Even if you've already started on your project, this workshop features helpful exercises useful at any stage in the writing and research process.

Co-taught by the Brandeis Library and Writing Center

Best for: early stage PhD students, Masters students, and undergraduate seniors working on a thesis. 

Monday, October 2, 2023
4:00pm - 4:55pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Vershbow classroom, Mezzanine level of Goldfarb Library
  Library Research Skills     Writing Center  

Registration is required. There are 8 seats available.

Registration emails

Registration for most of our workshops requires a brandeis.edu email address. If you don't have a brandeis.edu email address and are trying to register for a workshop which requires one, please email librarycalendar@brandeis.edu and we’d be happy to figure out an option for you.

Event Organizer

Paige Eggebrecht


Director of the Writing Center

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Zoe Weinstein


Humanities Librarian


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