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ETD Workshops & Help Sessions

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The Office of Graduate Studies offers both workshops and help sessions in order to help students understand the requirements, responsibilities, and deadlines of the ETD process.

What's the difference between the Workshop and the Help Session?

The ETD Workshop is a full overview of the ETD process and requirements, and is offered in person one to two times per semester, as well as an online alternative that can be completed 24/7 (Directions below).

Our 1-on-1 Help Sessions are designed to allow students come in to meet with us for 10-20 minutes, where we answer any questions you may have and help with tricky issues in Word. Please note, the help sessions are not a substitute for the ETD Workshop. They are two completely different events.

Dates & Times

ETD Workshop | Fall 2018

Date Time Location Registration Link
September 20th 1-4 pm TECO Room, Anchin Center No Registration Needed
Please click here for the TECO Room, Anchin Center MAP.
NOTE: You may want to bring your laptop to take notes about the process and some formatting tips.

ETD 1-on-1 Help Sessions | Fall 2018

Help Sessions will be offered on Thursdays from 2pm - 4pm, in ALN 296 (unless noted below - please check on the day you are attending to ensure we are meeting in that room.)

Date Time Location
August 30th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
September 6th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
September 13th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
September 20th Cancelled 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
September 27th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
October 4th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
October 11th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
October 18th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
October 25th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
November 1st 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
November 8th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
November 15th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
November 29th 2:00pm - 4:00pm ALN 296
NOTE: Be sure to bring your Word document on a laptop or flash drive. We can also review printed copies or PDF, but cannot easily assist with formatting issues without the Word document.

ETD Workshop (In Person)

To help you navigate the ETD process, we have created a workshop that provides critical information, including:

All thesis master's and doctoral students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend an ETD Workshop (either in-person or online) during the semester prior to graduation - so that you have the information before writing/editing the majority of your thesis/dissertation. By attending the workshop you may avoid major formatting issues, which could potentially save you the additional $25 fee for extensive revisions/reviews.

Understanding the ETD Process & Responsibilities Tutorial

A major portion of the Workshop is the Understanding the ETD Process and Responsibilities presentation by the workshop leader. Below, you can find a link to the most current slideshow used in the workshop. Please note that you should always check the ETD Deadlines page for the most up-to-date deadlines.

Understanding the ETD Process - Slideshow

ETD Workshop (Online)

Students who are not on campus (distance students) or cannot make the in-person workshop should review the Understanding the ETD Process Tutorial (links above) as well as review the various parts of the ETD Resource Center website - particularly the Formatting Requirements section and the Master's/Doctoral ETD Submission Process Checklist.

Please note - if you don't review this carefully and your ETD requires a lot of comments/changes, you may be charged an additional fee for the document not meeting formatting requirements.

ETD Online Workshop | To Do

  1. Review Understanding the ETD Process - Slideshow for the most current slideshow.
  2. Review the entire ETD Resource Center Website, paying close attention to:
    • Deadlines
    • Requirements - Registration, Submission, Fees
    • Information - Previously Published Materials, Copyright & IRB Approvals
    • Plagiarism Check
    • Process Checklists
    • General Formatting - Margins, Fonts, Headings, Line Spacing, Page Numbering, etc.
    • Section Specific Formatting - carefully review each section

ETD 1-on-1 Help Sessions

Each semester, the Office of Graduate Studies hosts ETD 1-on-1 Help Sessions to assist students with the preparation of their final manuscript and to answer student questions regarding all aspects of the ETD process. The sessions are run by the Office of Graduate Studies editorial team and are designed to provide one-on-one help to students in a non-stressful atmosphere. Students are assisted on an individualized basis; no appointments are necessary. Students should bring a laptop, thumb drive (there will be a limited number of computers available) and/or printed copies of the manuscript for review as printing will not be available at the Help Sessions. It is highly recommended that students thoroughly review the contents of the ETD Resource Center--specifically the ETD formatting sections--prior to attending an ETD Help Session.