2020 was a difficult year for progress, and grad students working on theses and dissertations were among those impacted the most. If you didn't get the face time you needed for writing mentorship or if your writing accountability group was impacted by the pandemic, we feel for you!

That’s why QuillBot is partnering with universities around the world to offer free workshops and resources to help students get their writing and research back on track in the new year.

For our first workshop, Get Your Thesis Back on Track in 2021, we're focusing on graduate students, especially English language learners, who are just starting their writing and research journeys for their MS or PhDs or who've made some progress but are feeling stuck after a difficult 2020.

So maybe you’re starting to write your thesis proposal or starting research for your first ever publication in a peer-reviewed journal--or maybe you’re still trying to understand how to bridge the gap between undergraduate and graduate/academic writing concepts. Wherever you are in the process, we’ll be talking about the basics of academic writing, tips/tools/tricks for setting goals and staying on track in your program timeline, beginning and inevitably restarting the writing/research process, as well as how to overcome common roadblocks such as procrastination, writer’s block, and imposter syndrome.

Short information sessions will be mixed with both Q&A and group writing sessions, so students can plan on not only learning, but also getting some solid writing time in during the workshop.

After the interactive workshop, students will be given an independent writing schedule through the rest of the Friday to keep the momentum going so that they have even more done to show their adviser, PI, or research group.

Participation is limited to 200 students. Information modules from the workshop will be available on the site as resources for students even after the workshop is over. Sign up on our website to reserve your spot: QuillBot.com/workshop

Get Your Thesis Back on Track in 2021
Date: Friday February 26, 2021
Time: 10am to 12pm ET

Participants can submit questions beforehand to emily.perry@quillbot.com. Don't worry, you can also ask questions live during the workshop, too.

We look forward to seeing you there! Stay tuned for more exciting, free student resources and oppportunities coming 2021.