ETSU to assist those wishing to begin or complete graduate degrees


East Tennessee State University will offer assistance to those desiring to begin work on a graduate degree or those needing to write a thesis or dissertation to complete a degree.

A Graduate Record Examination Test Preparation Workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, in an all-day session for prospective graduate school applicants.

Sponsored by the ETSU School of Graduate Studies and the School of Continuing Studies and Outreach, the program has a registration fee of $55, which includes coffee and a continental breakfast, lunch as well as five hours of instruction on the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing measures of the GRE. In addition, participants will take three 30-minute practice tests and receive the scores for the tests, along with advice on improving those scores.

The online link for registration is Test Prep.

Those who have nearly completed a graduate degree are invited to attend the ETSU Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. The four-session “camp” will emphasize writing time in a library computer lab plus options for mini-workshops on topics such as Milestones and Speed Bumps, Thesis and Dissertation Style Guides, Review of Writing Mechanics, The Review and Editing Process and Organizing Literature for Review. Participants will receive review and feedback by expert thesis and dissertation readers.

The cost is $150 total and each enrollee should attend at all four sessions, which are held on Friday evenings from 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., with an option of remaining until 9 p.m. The workshops will be conducted January 25 and 26, February 8 and 9, 22 and 23, and March 23. The sessions will be held in room 309 of ETSU’s Charles C. Sherrod Library.

The registration fee includes snacks and Saturday lunches.

Additional work with a tutor is available for a charge of $15 per hour, beginning with the second session.

Online registration is available at Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp is a collaborative effort of the ETSU School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach, the School of Graduate Studies, the Writing Center, the Charles C. Sherrod Library and graduate faculty.

For further information, contact the ETSU Office of Professional Development at 1-800-222-3878.      

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